Monthly Archives: January 2018

8 Edible Valentines

Whether you love it or hate it, there’s no denying that Valentine’s Day is on the way.

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While I’m sure everyone loves getting little Valentine cards from friends, sometimes you just want nothing more than to indulge in some sweet, sweet, sugar…and what better way to do that than with edible valentines?

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A fun treat to bring in for coworkers or classmates, these edible valentines are sure to make even the biggest Valentine’s Day haters just a little cheery!

8 Edible Valentines

Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

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Love Stinks Valentines

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Love Macarons

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Valentine Marshmallow Pops

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Teddy Bear Pretzel Pops

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Perfect Match Valentine Boxes

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Valentine’s Day Cheesecakes

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Valentine’s Day Omelet

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The Human World

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“The human world…it’s a mess.”
–The Little Mermaid

Come back every Tuesday for “The Bees Knees”, where I post the best quotes from my favorite movies, TV shows, songs, and books.

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10 No-Fail Nutella Recipes

Let’s talk about Nutella.

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Not only is it amazing for spreading on basically everything (or just eating out of the jar), you can use it to jazz up your favorite desserts.

From cookies to bread rolls, here are 10 No-Fail Nutella Recipes you’re going to love!

10 No-Fail Nutella Recipes

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  1. Nutella Filled Red Velvet Truffles
  2. Soft Cream Cheese Cookies with Nutella Glaze
  3. Nutella Brioche Knots
  4. Hot Nutella Chocolate
  5. Chocolate Sugar Cookies
  6. Nutella Meringue Cookies
  7. Nutella Pecan Rugelach
  8. Nutella Churros
  9. Chocolate Nutella Donuts
  10. Nutella Tarts

Every Monday is a “Reci-bee” post, where I share my favorite recipes, recipe collections, and cooking and baking hints and tips. 

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14 Inspiring Journals and Doodle Books

I never thought I would be the type of person who loved writing in books. I keep my books in the best condition I can…I never fold down pages or remove jacket covers…my dad would make fun of me, saying I should “live in the books” like he did (his were always filled with food crumbs and had water damage from reading in the tub), but I couldn’t do it.

But it wasn’t until I tried actually doodling and journaling in a book that I found that I actually loved it. It’s a great way to keep your brain active and is sure to be a fun memento for my kids and grandkids to find!

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If you’re looking for a way to relax and recenter, here are 14 awesome journals that are great motivators for getting more creative in your down time.

14 Inspiring Journals and Doodle Books

Wreck This Journal: Now in Color

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Rip it! Write it! Draw it!

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Doodle Diary: Art Journaling for Girls

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You’re Weird: A Creative Journal for Misfits, Oddballs and Anyone Else Who’s Uniquely Awesome

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Create This Book!

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My Life in Color: Inspirational Coloring Journal

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Write it Down, Let it Go

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Finish this Book

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Listography Journal

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642 Things to Write About

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Start Where You Are

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Good Days Start with Gratitude

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It’s Gonna Be Okay

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Present, Not Perfect

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Looking for a new book to read? Check in every Friday for a “Bee Happy” post, where I share reviews of books I’ve read or other book-themed lists.

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16 Fun Facts about Mary Tyler Moore

She could turn the world on with her smile…and with that simple beret toss and can-do attitude, Mary Tyler Moore paved the way for women in Hollywood like no other lady has done before.

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It was one year ago today that the world lost this powerhouse activist. Not only was she sweet as cherry pie, but she was a pioneer in Hollywood, creating a show that was revolutionary in its time, motivating women the world over to put on their slim, sexy pants and start ruling the world.

She made it possible for shows like Sex in the City, Girls, New Girl and 30 Rock to succeed with a female-dominated platform. The Mary Tyler Moore Show hired more women writers than any other show at that time, and won so many awards (29 Emmys alone!) that it’s often considered one of the best TV shows ever.

In an era when women are fighting to be heard and take a stand for what’s right, it’s more important than ever to look down and see the shoulders we’re all standing on for support. Without question, Mary is there. To celebrate this amazing woman and all she’s done for today’s working girls, here are 16 Fun Facts about Mary Tyler Moore!

BONUS FACT: You can binge watch The Mary Tyler Moore Show on Hulu right now!

16 Fun Facts About Mary Tyler Moore

Originally, the character of Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show was supposed to be a divorcee; however, CBS network researchers shut down the idea as viewers didn’t want “divorced women” in their living rooms.

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Moore got her start acting in TV commercials. She was the mascot for Hotpoint Appliances when she was just 17 years old. She filmed 39 commercials for them in just 5 days.

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For one of her big TV roles, Moore played a receptionist in six episodes of Richard Diamond, Private Detective. The show only featured her voice and legs.

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Moore was also a model for various LP covers.

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When Moore was cast as Laura Petrie in The Dick Van Dyke Show, producers wanted her to be the next June Cleaver. However, Moore insisted on wearing comfortable capri pants because she felt that it was a more realistic representation of the modern housewife.

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The Mary Tyler Moore Show was one of the first shows ever to celebrate an independent career woman. It won 29 Emmy Awards throughout its run.

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After seven seasons, The Mary Tyler Moore Show decided to end while it was still performing strongly in the ratings. It was one of the rare series finales that allowed the characters to break character and bid farewell to one another in the context of the show. Moore also introduced each of her cast mates to the audience for a final curtain call before the end credits rolled.

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To play homage to her character, there is a statue of Mary Richards tossing her cap into the air on Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis, the site of her series’ iconic opening credits sequence.

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The Mary Tyler Moore Show had an unprecedented number of female writers. Of the 75 contributing writers that made up the staff, 25 were women.

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The costume designer for The Mary Tyler Moore Show also built Mary’s wardrobe with clothes that women could actually buy. She sourced clothes from one retailer, that way Mary could mix and match separates that any woman could actually go out and purchase.

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Tina Fey’s comedy 30 Rock is said to be somewhat of a reboot of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The characters in 30 Rock are uncanny parallels of the cast of Moore’s show: Liz Lemon (Mary Richards), Jack Donaghy (Lou Grant), Tracy Jordan (Ted Baxter), Pete Hornberger (Murray Slaughter, and Jenna Maroney (Sue Ann Nivens).

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The series finale of Friends also borrowed the same format as the ending of The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

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Moore was a strong advocate against Diabetes. She was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 33 and testified before Congress to promote stem-cell research as a way of curing the illness.

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The beret that Moore tosses in the opening credits of The Mary Tyler Moore Show was actually a gift from Moore’s aunt. She wore it to the shoot (it was super cold that day) and one of the writers told her to “take the hat, the beret, and throw it in the air.”

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In 1980, Moore’s son Richie Meeker accidentally shot himself and died. That same year, Moore starred in the movie, Ordinary People, as a woman whose son almost kills himself and another who dies in an accident. She said she took the role as a way to deal with the real life tragedy of her own son, Richie.

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Because The Mary Tyler Moore Show was so successful in promoting women’s rights, First Lady Betty Food actually appeared on one episode of the show.

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Sometimes you just need a little fun in your life! Check back every week for a new “Just Bee-cause” post, where I discuss everything from celebrity news to favorite videos and websites!

 

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12 Beginner Craft Projects

Is it your New Year’s resolution to craft more? Do you finally want to learn how to crochet, knit or sew? Maybe you’re a crafter looking to finally try something totally different, like mixed media or quilting? If you are curious to explore new creative endeavors, this is the post for you!

Below you will find 12 beginner projects covering a wide range of crafting techniques. Knit a shawl, crochet a pillow, or make your own kumihimo knot bracelet.

Challenge yourself this year and try your hand at these 12 Beginner Craft Projects!

12 Beginner Craft Projects

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CROCHET: Chunky Crochet Pillow

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KNITTING: Top Notched Knitted Shawl

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PAINTING: LOVE Painted Canvas

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QUILTING: Patchwork Quilted Ball

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BEADING: Kumihimo Knot Bracelet

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MIXED MEDIA: Mixed Media Floral Hair Pins

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SCRAPBOOKING: It’s Everything Scrapbook Layout

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SEWING: Sewn Gift Bags

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JOURNALING: Adulting Bites Doodle Page

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CROSS STITCH: Watermelon Cross Stitch Coaster

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PAPER CRAFTING: Paper Page Corner Bookmark

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EMBROIDERY: Pumpkin Spice Embroidery Art

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Michael Scott as Queen B

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“I am Beyonce always.”
The Office

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Photo Credit:  http://www.miosallanto.se/journal/2016/2/9/queen-b

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