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Bite Me More: White Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

Bite Me More: White Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

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Who wouldn’t love to eat a piece of this delicious cheesecake? Definitely not us! A buttery graham cracker crust is topped with smooth white chocolate cheesecake and topped with sweet cherries and chocolate. Slice after slice, this cheesecake sure is heavenly.

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of butter, melted

White Chocolate Cheesecake…

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Open Call for Submissions

Open Call for Submissions

Do you love to write and have something to share about living a Well-Crafted Life?  We want to hear your stories about:

  • What living a well-crafted life means to you
  • How you re-discovered your creative spark
  • What inspires your creativity and why
  • Beautiful, easy DIY’s
  • How to’s: How to host a lovely brunch, how to decorate a bookshelf, how to make a special kids birthday cake
  • How you stay inspired
  • Y…

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Oct 7th at 5PM / tagged: open call. / reblog

Tips From Our Makers: On Taking A Break

Tips From Our Makers: On Taking A Break

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Travel to a foreign city. To get around creative blocks, I usually get out of the studio. Not only to look for those ‘found elements’ to bring to the work, but because I welcome a change of scenery. Traveling to a foreign city is the best-case scenario. In a pinch, I’ll just go for a good run or bike-ride. – Cathy Terepocki

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Work on multiple projects to avoid getting hung up on one.Sometimes…

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7 Terrific Travel-Themed DIYs

7 Terrific Travel-Themed DIYs

Keep that wanderlust alive with these 7 cool DIY projects. We guarantee they’ll not only add flair to your space, but it will be difficult to resist booking that next flight, too!


A chalkboard globe


A travel-themed garland


Turn an old suitcase into a cool chair


Update an old desk or dresser


Globes for your bookshelf


Use maps to decoupage a chair


Make a map a backdrop

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5 Ways To Use Little Chunks Of Time

Since launching BRIKA, I find myself running between meetings all day long. These meetings, unlike those in a traditional office environment, are essential.

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5 Ways To Use Little Chunks Of Time

Since launching BRIKA, I find myself running between meetings all day long. These meetings, unlike those in a traditional office environment, are essential.

5 Ways To Have A Well-Crafted Weekend

5 Ways To Have A Well-Crafted Weekend


1. A great listen about one of our favorite artists.

2. This sounds like the most amazing playdate.

3. This recipe combines the two best desserts (in our opinion).

4. Time to hit up the bookstore!

5. Here’s a cool (and natural) weekend DIY.

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Take An Inspired Road Trip With Ortolan

Take An Inspired Road Trip With Ortolan

Sisters Bethany and Jenna are creative forces in their own right (they have combined talents in fashion design and illustration), but when they come together to make, magic happens. Ortolan is the result of this partnership, and their handmade house linens and accessories are the beautiful byproducts. Take a beautiful West Coast journey as Bethany explains where and how they find inspiration.



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Tips From Our Makers: On Making Time

Tips From Our Makers: On Making Time

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Make a plan & stay true to your vision. Starting a project requires time and a lot of planning. Don’t rush decisions because of a timeline. Take time to think about what you want and never diminish your personal standards of quality. – Aymie Spitzer, Neighborwoods

Tip: Create a schedule, building in time for the unexpected. 

Make time for what you love.I live by the words, “if there’s a will,…

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8 Awesome Apple Recipes

8 Awesome Apple Recipes

We still get the health benefits of an apple-a-day if it’s in the form of something sweet and delicious, right? Either way, we’re so excited about all the baking the fall season is about to bring us. Here are some apple treats we can’t wait to try!


The Easiest Apple Tart


Mini Caramel Apples


Stuffed Apple


Warm Cinnamon Apple Chips


Double Crumb Apple Crisp


Sparkling Apple Cider



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Bite Me More: Easy Tomato Soup with Parmesan Dumplings

Bite Me More: Easy Tomato Soup with Parmesan Dumplings

Looking for the perfect quick and easy tomato soup recipe? Here it is, a delicious tomato soup that can be made in less than 30 minutes, but don’t let the speed fool you. This quick bowl of comfort not only offers up depth of flavor, but also is elegantly topped with Parmesan dumplings to make it a perfect entertaining first course.



Tomato Soup

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 large white onion,…

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