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It’s that time again and we’ve got lots of marches coming up soon. April 15th is a Tax Day march to encourage 45 to release his promised tax returns. You know, the one he still hasn’t released and therefore we do not know who he’s indebted to. Also, the March for Science is scheduled for March 29th. Both of these huge marches are going to fall on Saturdays, so we look forward to seeing you out there!

I’ve created some silhouette cut files, free to use, for shirts, signs, stickers or whatever else you’d like to use them for. They are completely free and there is no need to credit anyone. Check the images below to see which files are included:

Download the files here: Get Files

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IKEA Hacks

Last Night in Sweden…

Did you hear? Donald Trump’s latest gaffe came at his rally in Melbourne, FL on Saturday, regarding Sweden of all places. 

Apparently, after watching FOX News, Trump seems to be under the impression the Sweden is now home to a host of issues caused by refugee resettlements. 

That’s not the Sweden I know, and I’m willing to put money that it’s not the Sweden you know either. But here’s what I do know:

Sweden is home to Muppets, Swedish meatballs, and of course the beloved IKEA. So without futher ado, because to respond to Trump’s tirade is ridiculous, here are some of the top IKEA hacks that are proven to make your life better. 

1. Turn the INGO table into a cute farmhouse table in an afternoon:


This is an awesome hack considering all the rage with farmhouse tables. Add in some shiplap on the dining room walls, and you’ve got yourself a darling little set up! 

Find out how to do it here

2. Repurpose the VARIERA plastic bag holder into a wrapping paper caddy:


This is such a simple little hack. There are so many different items found at IKEA that can be used for a multitude of this. At $2, this is a prime example of how inexpensive it can be done for! Find it at IKEA.com

3. Turn the BORRBY lantern into an adorable, and easy, terrarium:


This is one of my favorite hacks because terrariums are pricey! Learn how to transform the piece here

4. Who doesn’t have a LACK side table?


This table is so versatile and so inexpensive that there are almost a hundred different ways to repurpose it. My favorite, however, is turning them into family game tables like this:


Get the instructions at IKEA here

5. Lastly, turn the EKBY ALEX shelf into an adorable vanity:


Just add legs, it’s that simple. But if you need more instructions, they can be found at A New Bloom

These are just a few of my all time favorite IKEA hacks. There are hundreds, if not thousands more as well. But remember when you’re working on them to never forget Sweden and all of the horrible things happening to them. 

Just kidding, the worst part about Sweden is that IKEA doesn’t have enough stores in the US. 

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What’s in a name?

The tragedy of our 45th President just keeps going. There are so many things wrong with our administration, I wanted to make a list of the things that are right. His names.

Donald J Trump has accumulated so many names over the past two years its hard to keep track. So in no grand fashion I present to you a running list of all the names the Donald has gotten:

  • Don the Con
  • Cheeto Von Tweeto
  • Donald Drumpf
  • Orange Marmalade
  • Cheeto
  • Baby Hands
  • Herr Gropenfuhrer
  • Mango Mussolini
  • The Angry Yam
  • Lord Dampnut
  • Trumplethinskin
  • Butterscotch Fog
  • Emperor Spray Tan
  • Fuckface Von Clownstick

There are so many more, we could almost be here all night. But I’ve got an awesome bottle of Duplin’s Sweet Red to kill off and only so many hours left in the evening.

Have you heard a name that isn’t on the list? Leave a comment below and we will get them added!

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You Can Take The Girl Out Of Dixie…

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Actually no. No you cannot.

When I think of this current administration, the feelings that it invokes within me are best  described by my late Grandmother:

As nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.

Speaking of rocking chairs, did you see the press conference yesterday? Which rocker is he off of? I begrudgingly sat through 76 minutes of what equated to a whiny, ego filled, narcissistic meltdown. By the leader of the free world.

As I was crafting later yesterday evening, I was have a large glass of Duplin’s Hatteras Red and replaying the highlights to my husband when an idea struck me! Combine two things I love: crafting and politics.

Vinyl and voting.

Recipes and referendums.

Burlap and the Bill of Rights.

Wine and Whips.

Okay, so that last one isn’t very crafty. But it’s wine, which is almost a necessity to get through both crafting and politics. So from this post forward, prepare yourself! You’ll learn important terms in the political sphere, have access to free cut files, learn new and simple techniques for common crafting projects and maybe, just maybe, join the revolution.

Recipes

What does DJT & Cake have in common?

They are both upside down.

We are nearing the 30 day mark into 45’s first 100 days on the job and not only is he off to the worst start in modern history, he has a historic low approval rating. It’s already upside down at 41%.

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No matter which poll you are looking at DJT’s approval rating are abysmal at best, and comical at worst. It’s no secret he is doing a terrible job, so I will leave the numbers up top and head into the classic Pineapple Upside Down Cake:

My mom is turning 50 tomorrow and we are throwing her an epic surprise party! No worries, my mom is a non-voter. Although I love her dearly, there is no chance of spoiling the surprise because she doesn’t actually read my blog. If she did, she might get woke and we can’t have that happening now can we? <Insert sarcastic eye roll here>

This is probably the easiest and most efficient pineapple upside down cake I’ve made and it happens to be her favorite, so it’s a win-win. Somehow out of 3 other sisters I always get stuck with the baking. Oh well, let’s get started!

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This is a Betty Crocker recipe because I’m not that good and I’m also lazy and have a 3 year old which doesn’t afford me a lot of time. It’s a simple recipe and can be done in an evening or less. You can find the original recipe, including a video, here.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup butter or margerine
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 can (20 oz) pineapple slices in juice, drained, juice reserved
  • 1 jar (6 oz) maraschino cherries without stems, drained
  • 1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist yellow cake mix
  • Vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box

 

Directions:

  • Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). In 13×9-inch pan, melt butter in oven. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over butter. Arrange pineapple slices on brown sugar. Place cherry in center of each pineapple slice, and arrange remaining cherries around slices; press gently into brown sugar.

 

  • Add enough water to reserved pineapple juice to measure 1 cup. Make cake batter as directed on box, substituting pineapple juice mixture for the water. Pour batter over pineapple and cherries.

 

  • Bake 42 to 48 minutes (44 to 53 minutes for dark or nonstick pan) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately run knife around side of pan to loosen cake. Place heatproof serving plate upside down onto pan; turn plate and pan over. Leave pan over cake 5 minutes so brown sugar topping can drizzle over cake; remove pan. Cool 30 minutes. Serve warm or cool. Store covered in refrigerator.

 

That’s it! See, I told you that it was easy. The hardest part is letting it cool long enough to slide out when turned, but not cool enough where it sticks to the sides of the pan. Now, go forth! Eat your cake and laugh/cry at 45’s ratings!

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Trigger Warning

Being a Southern Snowflake is not a joke. It is not for the faint of heart or overtly sensitive. Being a Snowflake in the South is hard. I’ve never once been called a Snowflake before.

Oh, except that time I was buying coke and someone obviously pointed out my pale skin and blonde hair.

But that’s not important. Back to the point.

I’ve never been called a Snowflake before with such distain. I grew up in a tightly conservative home, on a tobacco farm in a town of 2,000 people. To say that I was sheltered growing up is putting it mildly. After high school I blew that town, traveled the country, learned a great bit and met some kick ass people. I was never a conservative again.

In the past 2 years I’ve witnessed the entire Nation become so polarized it is almost scary. I’ve been called a snowflake, libtard, libturd, femi-nazi, cuck and many other names I would have never guessed could be equated with left leaning views. I’ve marched and protested, taken my child to march, boycotted businesses and television shows, called my representative, written Congress, and signed petition after petition.

I am a left leaning independent.

I support LGBTQ+

I support Women’s Rights.

I am godless.

I am Southern.

I love Dixie. This is my home. It’s where I was raised, where I always came back to when I was abroad, and where I most likely will die. It’s where my children were born, where my husband is from, and where I love.

Some people have a hard time reconciling these things in their minds. But make no mistake, I love country music and cowboy boots. I will also be on the front lines of the next Black Lives Matter rally.

Through bad jokes and incoherent ramblings, I hope to bring you a different side of the politicized South that you may not realize exists. One that is blue like the Tarheels, sweet like Tea, wears boots and pearls and sleeps in on Sunday because there are a ton of great places for craft beer around here!

So come with me. I can’t promise to always make sense, but I can promise to teach you that not all Southerners are stupid or slow. Some of us are educated and sick of Washington’s shit.