Bread for Kristen

When I grieve, I bake bread. I wasn’t raised in a family that loved baking; the recipes I know, I learned from articles I found online. As such, I’m not really sure when I figured out the therapeutic role of making and kneading dough. But the last few years have put me through some hard

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How to Make Apple Cider

Like every blogger and/or twenty-something craft lover in the world, I’m obsessed with fall. Fall has the cutest clothes, the best foods, and the perfect weather: crisp and colorful. But my boyfriend, Ken, is less convinced. “It’s different in Holland,” he told me ominously. “You’ll see.” It took me about a week into September to

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3 Fantasy Halloween Costumes

I’ve been having a lot of fun with making my own costumes lately (see my Taylor Swift costume post, my cluttered bathroom sink, and my drugstore makeup receipts for confirmation). Though I didn’t really celebrate Halloween in college and it’s not a major holiday in the Netherlands, I love the creative opportunity in designing my

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