Little Women

About 13 years ago, on my 10th birthday, I opened my first copy of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. It was the full length--465 pages. I will admit, I read the first half of the book at least 5 times through until reading the entire book. Like a high school sweet heart I fell … Continue reading Little Women

Healing Cupcakes

Baking has been a creative outlet for me since I was about 13. I think Cake Boss started it all for me...and The Great British Bake Off absolutely reignited the passion in the last year or so. Throughout high school, I made cakes shaped like bunnies, tiered cakes, cakes with the leg lamp from The … Continue reading Healing Cupcakes

My First Zuppa Inglese (Ada Boni Part 3)

Part three and Ada Boni is still beating me. This was my first time making Zuppa Inglese. Sticking to my original challenge, I knew nothing about the recipe prior to making it. I had no idea what it typically looks or tastes like. At one point while baking I shouted out loud "ooooooh I'm making … Continue reading My First Zuppa Inglese (Ada Boni Part 3)

Preparing for Polar Bear Weather

Getting outside consistently has proven to be healthy and can aid in feelings of renewal. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to still feel passionate or even enjoy getting outside when it's colder than the tush of a polar bear sitting on a glacier. Nevertheless, getting outside, even at a minimum of 2 hours a week, … Continue reading Preparing for Polar Bear Weather

Crafting, COVID-19, and Mental Health

I originally wrote this article for Arts Help. You can find the original publication HERE. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to raise new challenges, triggering anxiety, stress, and isolation. Societies have adapted to restrictions, creating a new normal; however, many of these creative solutions will not be available as winter arrives, and cold weather prevents outside … Continue reading Crafting, COVID-19, and Mental Health

Beginning Again

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”Eleanor Roosevelt For almost a year, we have all experienced the few highs and often lows of living in a pandemic. I began Discover with Deanna in September 2020 as a form of coping for myself. There is no doubt I absolutely have had a privileged … Continue reading Beginning Again

The Fusion of Art and Science

I originally wrote this article for ArtsHelp. Follow the links below to find this article on their site and discover other ArtsHelp authors. ArtsHelp Authors: https://www.artshelp.net/authors/ Fusion of Art and Science: https://www.artshelp.net/the-fusion-of-art-and-science/ “Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses–learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else”Leonardo … Continue reading The Fusion of Art and Science

Wuthering Heights

“I wish I were a girl again, half-savage and hardy, and free.”― Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights Life can be and often is long, messy, and emotionally and physically exhausting especially during a pandemic and great social injustice. Remember to take even just five minutes to yourself each day. Do something that brings you a bit of joy. … Continue reading Wuthering Heights

Crocheting to Sustainability

As humans, we have developed thousands of single use products that have been marketed and implemented into our daily lives. As a result, our landfills are over capacity and single use items are washing into our waterways and harming wildlife. In my own journey of reducing my single use waste, I have noticed a "hot … Continue reading Crocheting to Sustainability

DIY Vision Board: Eco Style

Last night I made my first vision board! I don't think mine looks like the average examples on Pinterest (oops) so we're gonna call it the Discover with Deanna version. When making my own vision board I had three priorities: Don't be wastefulOnly make it for monthly goalsUse your bullet journal Don't be wasteful As … Continue reading DIY Vision Board: Eco Style