2022 Bullet Journal, Craft, Paper

July Bullet Journal: Puffeon Edition

I cannot believe it’s July! It’s already halfway through the year and that is freaking crazy to me. I wish that time didn’t go so quickly. It’s going too quickly. I really don’t like it. But you know what I do like?? Puffeon! Who wouldn’t want a Eevee made of clouds? I believe this would a Flying Type Pokémon. I love how fluffy the mane is! I mean, it’s a cloud! Puffeon turned out a bit more… blue than I anticipated but they’re still very cute. I would definitely snuggle this Eevee in a heartbeat.

Desserts, Great British Bake Off Challenge: Season 8

Great British Bake Off Challenge – Week Nine Signature: Choux Buns

Its time for week nine! And that means it’s time for patisserie!! The signature challenge this week was 24 choux buns. I was nervous coming into the signature this week because I had never made choux dough before. And I had never made any type of choux bun! I was doing a choux bun with a craquelin top. In the show, they did two flavors of choux buns (12 of each), but I tried to keep it a little simpler for this because I didn’t want to go crazy quite yet. I’m saving up that energy for the showstopper! I just did one flavor: orange. This was inspired by Kate’s recipe from the show!

Uncategorized

My Life. My Choice.

I did not want to do this. I never wanted to use my own platform for this. But I feel the need to because apparently the United States is on fire, and I really don’t understand why. Why did we decided to light it on fire ourselves? What was the point of any of this? If this happened a year ago, I might not be alive. And that scares me. I needed to take some time to unpack this and a place to vent my anger so, against my own wishes, let me talk about the disastrous decisions that was just made by the Supreme Court.

Reading Rulebooks

Reading Rulebooks Episode Eight – Bullet ♡

This week we are going to cover the rules for Bullet ♡. Bullet ♡ is a game designed by Joshua Van Laningham and is illustrated by Collateral Damage Studios, Sebastian Koziner, Usanekorin, and Davy Wagnarok. The game is published by Level 99 Games.

Craft, More

Dreamcatcher Keychain

I have always been fascinated by dreamcatchers ever since I was a young girl. Their designs and the weave of the threads that made them look elegant and beautiful. While they didn’t always keep the nightmares away, I remember fully believing that superstition to help get rid of the bad dreams. And some did go away. So, the dreamcatcher brings good dreams!

Desserts, Great British Bake Off Challenge: Season 8

Great British Bake Off Challenge – Week Eight Showstopper: Savoy Cake

I’ve made it to the showstopper challenge for week eight! This forgotten bake showstopper is a savoy cake! I feel like I kind of dropped the ball on this bake. While I put every effort into the cake, I didn’t really put as much effort into the decorations as I probably should have. This is a showstopper after all! And it’s week eight no less! That’s not time to slack…

Craft, Yarn

Knitted Stars

It’s been a while since I knitted in the round so I decided to challenge myself my making knitted stars! I love the way the stars look and their versatility. They look beautiful when hung alone and stunning when hung in a group. Or you could just have the live among your pillows. Or you could make a very large one that can fit any need you want! The pattern for my knitted stars is available in the MCG store!

Desserts, Great British Bake Off Challenge: Season 8

Great British Bake Off Challenge – Week Eight Technical: Cumberland Rum Nicky

The technical Challenge for forgotten bakes week is a Cumberland Rum Nicky. Yea, I have no idea either. Basically, it’s a fruit tart made from dry fruits and rum. I tried my best to stay true to the Paul Hollywood recipe but, I’m not going to lie, this tart doesn’t sound like my cup of tea. I’m not a huge fan of dried fruits, ginger, or rum. And that’s like… seventy five percent of the dish!

Reading Rulebooks

Reading Rulebooks Episode Seven – Food Chain Magnate

This week we are going to cover the rules for Food Chain Magnate. Food Chain Magnate is a game designed by Joroen Doumen and Joris Wiersinga. It is illustrated by Iris de Haan and Ynze Moedt. The game is published by Splotter Spellen. Expansions include Food Chain Magnate: The Ketchup Mechanism & Other Ideas (2019).

2022 Bullet Journal, Craft, Paper

June Bullet Journal: Flareon Edition

It’s June! I’ve very excited for the summer months because I’m not limited in my projects! There’s going to be a lot of epoxy projects going on this summer! I decided to kick off the Summer with Flareon especially since Jun holds the longest day in the year. And what’s represents the sun more than fire? I love the mix of orange and yellow that makes up Flareon, it puts a smile on my face. Also, I love how Flareon just has these full black eyes.

Great British Bake Off Challenge: Season 8, Meals

Great British Bake Off Challenge Week 8 Signature: Bedfordshire Clanger

I feel like Week 8 of season 8 had one of the weirdest themes I have ever seen in Bake Off: It was the forgotten bakes week. These are bakes that were made in the past and tended to stay there. I would think for good reason but we’re going to revive them once again! The signature bake for this week is a Bedfordshire clanger. I didn’t have a recipe to go off from the show (probably because they didn’t expect anyone to do something like this) so I created what seemed to be the best recipe for me based on what research I did. A Bedfordshire clanger isn’t difficult to make but has some interest twist to make it a truly unique dish.

Written Reviews

Carcassonne

I’m not going to lie. I only recently played Carcassonne for the first time, and I found it to be remarkably interesting. The only reason I was able to try it was because one of my coworkers lent me their copy. I was both impressed and underwhelmed by Carcassonne. And I know that is not going to be a popular opinion. The game was fun, had interesting core mechanics, and was something I outgrew a while ago. That isn’t saying it’s not a great game. I just was introduced to Carcassonne a little late in my board game journey.