DIY Printable Vintage Bunny Mask

I realize that this post would’ve been more helpful in October, but better late than never. I’m a big fan of Halloween, particularly DIY costumes and decor. This time, I decided to purchase a printable bunny mask from Etsy, (seller will remain nameless). The mask looked simple enough, and had a slight vintage appeal that I was fond of. Well, my simple DIY mask very quickly turned into a massive waste of time and paper. The printable file was not even close to being sized correctly for an adult, despite the claims that it was designed to fit an adult when printed at 100% scale. The pieces were fiddly and were a nightmare to assemble. Thankfully, the PDF file only cost me a few dollars. My frustration led me to the conclusion that I could design a much simpler, proper-fitting mask myself, even with my limited experience with designing such things. So I went for it, and I’m happy to report that the result was on point with what I was originally looking for. After seeing how my mask came together, I decided to create PDFs and save them for future use and sharing.

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Holiday Gifts for Vegans – A Curated Collection of Vegan Gift Ideas

Show your support and love for your vegan friends with the perfect gift! Some of the gift ideas in this list are light-hearted and fun, while others are more practical. Herbivores are sure to adore any of these unique and thoughtful gifts!

While some people enjoy munching on caramel popcorn, toffee, and other holiday goodies, many vegans can be left out of the fun. The vegans on your holiday shopping list will definitely appreciate a homemade vegan treat! Try something like vegan pumpkin granola or granola nut clusters. ( Just be a bit cautious about any possible nut allergies).

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Holiday Gifts for Beer Lovers – A Curated Collection of Handmade Craft Beer Gifts

Finding just the right gifts for the right people can be so much fun! Since craft beer is such a popular thing at the moment, I decided to curate a list of handmade gifts that would be fabulous for beer lovers.

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Our collection of beer gifts starts off with one of my personal favorites – a handmade wooden beer tote with an attached bottle opener! Great for taking a mixed collection of brews to a party or picnic! I have personally purchased from this Etsy shop before, and was extremely happy with my beer tote. Sold by Rocky Mountain Wood.

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The Grady Twins – A DIY Halloween Costume Experiment

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Halloween is a perfect holiday for exploring creativity and for putting fun ideas to use! It’s because of this that I still enjoy Halloween just as much as I did as a kid. As a horror movie fanatic, I especially enjoy costumes that pay tribute to the films that were terrifyingly entertaining when I was younger. In previous years, I’ve gone as Tippi Hedren from The Birds, and Linda Blair from The Exorcist. These costumes were made from pieces accumulated from various second hand shops and online stores.

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The one Halloween costume that I always desperately wanted was not an option, because it required a second person that was equally excited about one of the classics – The Shining.

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Vegan Strawberry Layer Cake – A Birthday Experiment

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I decided that my birthday was the perfect excuse to try making a vegan cake! I really wanted something delicious and different than the typical vanilla or chocolate cake. I found several different recipes online, and settled on this one from Baker Bettie. The ingredient list was reasonable, the directions seemed easy, and the pictures looked great! So, I set out to tackle my first real vegan baking adventure since the vegan Earl Grey cupcakes. Here’s how it went:

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Menu Planning, Grocery List Organizing, & Healthy Habits

The Weekly Menu & Grocery List – My Method for Getting Organized

Menu planning can be a bit overwhelming at times. In an effort to remain motivated and organized, I have developed a system for menu planning and organizing my grocery list.

I’ve created two digital documents that I use for this process – a weekly menu sheet and a grocery list.

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Vegan Whole Wheat Waffles with Apple & Coconut Cream Topping

 

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This latest recipes comes from Thrive Energy Cookbook by Brendan Brazier. This coobook is full of flavorful plant-based dishes, making it just a little bit easier to cook healthy meals at home. These waffles are filling and delicious, however, the waffles themselves are not very sweet. This is a plus in my book, because I feel that sweet breakfast dishes can be a bit heavy handed with the sugar. Add as much maple syrup and toppings as you wish to increase sweetness, or consider adding a sweetener to the batter if you prefer a sweeter waffle.

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