The End of Summer is Near

As we enter the middle of August, I often find myself reflecting on how quickly summer always seems to pass. Unofficially, summer begins on Memorial Day. Officially, it begins between June 20th and 22nd. But, for me, summer begins on my birthday which is in the first week of June. And even though it has no baring, I always associate the Fourth of July with the halfway point of summer.

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How Do I Save Money as a Blogger?

For the last few months, prices have been increasing on many goods and services. Gas prices were nearly $5 a gallon in my state (even with a tax holiday). Grocery prices went up. Even yarn and other crafty materials became more expensive. So you may be wondering how I continue to blog regularly when the majority of the content is about food that I make and crafts that I’m working on.

This week, I thought I write a post about I was able to cut some costs and actively maintain the blog. While I’m sure none of these tips are earth shattering, I thought they may help someone feel “seen” or like “It’s not just me.”

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An Almost Mid-Summer Update

I can hardly believe that it is almost the middle of July! The summer has just been flying by. Since it’s summer, I don’t like to turn the oven very much (or even at all) which is why the baking posts have been almost non-existent for the last couple of weeks. Not to mention I’ve personally been busy with a lot of different activities and trips into Manhattan.

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The Crochet Diaries June 2022

It’s been quite a crafty month for me. Though I did do some baking in June, I’d have to say that I think I made the most progress on my crochet projects. I’ve also started a new one that is working up much quicker than I expected.

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An Early Birthday Celebration (and Cake!) – MB Recipe 30

For many people, the month of June is a sign that there are months of warmer weather ahead. For kids, school ends and summer begins, parents are at their busiest. But for me, it’s all that and more because June is also my birth month. This year, we celebrated a little early and I, once again, made my own cake.

For those of you that are curious, you can read this post about the cake I baked myself last year. It wasn’t a Magnolia Bakery recipe. I decided to make a decadent-looking cake from Sally’s Baking Addiction. This year, however, I did make a recipe out the MBC, and let me tell you: it was everything I needed in life at that moment.

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Memorial Day Weekend 2022

In the U.S. we are approaching the unofficial start of summer. The last Monday in May is Memorial Day where we are supposed to reflect on those who died in active military service. More realistically the day is celebrated with family and friends gathering together and BBQing or having a picnic.

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The Baking Bug is Taking a Vacation

It shouldn’t be a major surprise to long-time blog readers that it’s been a while since I’ve baked.

The month of March was filled with crafting adventures. But I’m also starting to spend less time at home. I have been given the opportunity to get back into community theater this spring. I’ll be stage managing a play that consists of a small cast of 8 actors. It’s a really funny play and I can’t wait to jump on board.

What does this mean for the blog?

It means I’ll be posting more infrequently. Most of my free time will be devoted to theater and then resting and seeing friends. But, I do plan to bake this Friday!

So I’ll be posting about that next week, even if it isn’t a recipe out of the MB cookbook.

Until then, friends….

Sophie Update and March Baking Outlook

It’s hard to believe that we are over a week into March! This month has been flying by and it wasn’t until I sat down to write this post that I realized I hadn’t baked anything yet this month. I’ve been so consumed with crocheting and getting things done on Fridays that the baking has sort of taken a backseat.

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