Saturday, March 29, 2014

Continued Inspiration

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A while back I wrote about my former classmate Timmy. While he was in India, he was asked to speak at a TEDx Talk. I've imbedded the video below. He talks about making connections and his experiences in finding ways to be connected to people. Through his travels, he was able to get a sense of what it feels like to live in the moment, where connections truly take place, but he was able to synthesize the information into a set of guidelines he can bring back to his life in the Western world, and he shares them with us, here.

Saturday, March 15, 2014


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This summer I took up quilting. My first attempt was a baby blanket for my cousin's darling. I detailed the quilted sunflower here, but at the time of that post I hadn't done the actual "quilting" part.
 Making the fronts of quilts is complicated and requires much more than just creativity (there's this thing called measuring that I'm kinda horrible at...) but quilting the finished product to the backing and fluff is a-whole-nother project in and of itself. Especially since prior to this experience I'd only ever hand-quilted. And by that, I mean I really just randomly tacked down corners.

So after finishing the front of the sunflower baby blanket, I attempted quilting with my sewing machine for the first time. I bought some fuzzy flannel and some medium stuffing and went to work.

Costume Inspiration: SciFi, Comic Book Characters, and Evil Villains

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I realized I never posted photos of my Halloween costume. Also, I had an Evil Villain themed birthday party this year. So here are some costume inspirations for ya!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Diary of a Relapsed Runner: Tye Dye the Sky!

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Last Saturday I ran a race called Run or Dye, which is similar to the more popular Color Run. The Run or Dye race just happened to be right in town and some friends and coworkers had signed up, so I joined them.

The basic idea is that you wear white while running a 5k and people throw "dye" at you. It's really just a chalky powder that "Tye dyes the sky!" and you.

Recipe: Irish Car Bomb Jello Shots

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It's the weekend before St. Patrick's Day, and that means our biggest party of the year! Unfortunately, I haven't had much time to craft (or blog!) so no new decorations this year. Fortunately, we have plenty of decor for this holiday.

However, after trying out a new recipe, I thought I'd share it with everyone prior to the holiday!

I've recently decided that Jello Shots would be "thing" to bring to parties, since the other recipes I'm good at are family recipes, and my Godmother has a monopoly on baked goods. Also, I've been super excited to try these out since I found the recipe on Pinterest last April.

And so ....Irish Car Bomb Jello Shots!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Science vs. Faith

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There is nothing that appalls me more than hypocrisy. I don't care what you believe in. But so long as you claim to believe in it, you'd better follow it. Practice what you preach. The flip side of that, however, is what I find worse. When you argue against something because they do x, y, or z and yet your own argument includes x, y, and z.

One thing I call my students out on every day is that they are not allowed to diss each other for doing something wrong when it's something they do themselves. Today one of my worst students (refuses to believe she has to follow rules) yelled at another student to stop talking. I stopped class to remind her that she had no right to correct another student when that was one of her worst faults. At least she had the guts to admit that she knew it was her fault.

Some adults can't even do that.

The absolute worst hypocrisy I've seen, however, comes from the idea of there being a debate between science and religion. And it's not the religious persons I'm appalled at.


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