Recipe: Raspberry Lemon Mint Granita

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With the rising temperatures, I’ve been craving icy cold drinks like crazy. I love making a citrus granita, but this is by far my favorite combination at the moment. Raspberry, lemon and mint! So good ...

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    1. Kristie says:

      I made this with a 1/4 a peach, strawberries, and a lemon. And it turned out so good! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    Food: Strawberry Stuffed French Toast


    It’s been a while since I’ve shared a recipe here!¬†Gosh, it’s been a while since I’ve had the energy to really cook. Or do much of anything. Turns out the prenatal vitamin I have been ...

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    1. amelia says:

      oh man, I have the opposite problem. The iron in prenatals makes me so sick. I didn’t know the chewables didn’t have it. I just completely skip the vitamins because of the intense side effects of iron for me. Luckily, I’ve never had a problem with low iron.

    2. Katie says:

      Oh my, this looks absolutely AMAZING. Pinning this so I remember to make this next weekend as a special breakfast treat! :)

    Tutorial: Lettering with Watercolors


    Want to learn calligraphy? Let me teach you how at! Not quite ready to dip your toes into the deep ocean of pointed pen calligraphy? Try your hand at some simple brush lettering! It’s ...

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    1. Celeste says:

      Oh, this is beautiful! I’m going to have to try this.

    2. maude says:

      love love love!!!

    3. Can’t wait to try this, thanks for the idea !

    4. Thank you for all of the wonderful tips! I have always wanted to explore lettering with watercolors but was so nervous!

    5. Carrie says:

      I like the starter set you shared the link to but would you mind sharing the name of the set you were using? Thanks. It’s beautiful!

    6. I love this! This inspires me to keep practicing with watercolors. Thanks for sharing! Homemade apartment decor, here I come!

    7. gina says:

      nice job in front of the camera; ur a natural. ty for all the tips to help my watercolor studies.
      I love Calligraphy, too~

    8. Lisa says:

      I love the look of watercolour lettering. So pretty and delicate. I’m inspired to have a go!

    9. marissa says:

      How did you do the “moving” in that one in the background? I love the contrast between the beautiful calligraphy and the block style. :) Amazing work, as always!

      • Melissa says:

        I used an automatic pen. It’s basically like a really wide broad pen that you can use with inks or watercolor. In this case it was watercolor. Thanks so much!!

    Calligraphy: Memorial for Miss Daisy


    I got an email from an acquaintance of mine asking if I would do some lettering for her daughter’s memorial. Not the kind of news I like to hear. Her precious girl left this earth ...

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    1. elizabeth duke says:

      your work is absolutely beautiful! a lovely blend of classical with a modern touch! i cannot imagine the pain and loss this family is experiencing with the loss of their baby girl, so kind of you to take on the lettering job.! take care of you, your baby to come and your family!

    2. Carrie says:

      so beautiful. I know this family will cherish this forever.
      Your kindness and generous sharing of your talents continues to touch my heart.
      Sending love to your friend with empty arms.

    3. Juliette says:

      Lovely Melissa…

    4. Jana says:

      This brought tears to my eyes… My heart goes out to this family.
      I admire your work for quite some time now and your words in this post accompanying your calligraphy are just so heartfelt. Thanks for sharing! …
      We struggled with infertility and loss but were also blessed with two healthy children and our first son’s name is Felix too :)

    Sewing: 6 Ways to Wear Track Pants


    Pants are the first thing to become annoyingly uncomfortable to wear while pregnant. They’re too tight in the waist, they’re not flattering, they’re too saggy in the butt, the list goes on. In the last ...

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    1. Celeste says:

      I have been seeing these pants all over Europe! Every woman I’ve seen wearing them looks instantly fabulous. But you’re right; a little ankle showing is necessary!

    2. kaylee says:

      YOUR HAIR! I love love that color. The outfits are pretty dang cute too :)

    3. Marcia says:

      I like the clothes, but I just have to say that YOU are so. darned. cute!

    4. Tori says:

      I made a t shirt out of that same fabric. You aren’t kidding about it being lightweight. I am hoping it wears well.

    5. Sarah Helene says:

      LOVE LOVE LOVE your jersey knit lavender & white tie-dye print track pants! COOL photo shoot of 6 LOOKS to dress up & dress casual with tops & jackets to coordinate. THANKS for sharing. Sarah in Minneapolis

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