Teaching Table Manners

Teaching Table Manners using the Manners Menu - thepalettemuse.com

I have a confession to make. Sometimes I’m embarrassed by my own children. Not in general. Usually they are lovely wonderful little people who amaze me with their sweet spirits and thoughtful minds. But when we sit down to dinner, it’s a whole different story. When they are hungry they turn into uncultured swine. I… Read More »

Easy Fall Wreath

Easy Fall Wreath, make it in minutes, with no sewing and no glue!

If you’ve been on Pinterest or DIY blogs lately, you’ve probably noticed that wreathes are HUGE right now. Ok, the wreaths themselves aren’t actually huge, just the design trend is. I mean, wreaths haven’t been this big since the mid-80’s, and I know this because I remember learning how to make one in girl scouts… Read More »

New Adventures and an Etsy Shop

Ever Evangeline, A New Adventure and an Etsy Shop

Remember a few weeks ago, when I posted a two-part tutorial on block printing? I realized about halfway through writing the second part of the tutorial that most of my regular readers are not going to take the time to learn that particular skill. (If you do, I’d love to hear from you!) I mean, I… Read More »

Create Your Own Authentic Success

"Change is inevitable. Challenge is probable. Choice is yours. Change your life by changing your choices." -Anita C. Lee

Let me introduce you to my own personal life coach. What’s a life coach, you ask? A life coach is someone who helps you get your life together, not by telling you what to do, but by guiding you through an individualized process to discover for yourself what you should be doing next in life,… Read More »

Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Easy Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

There are some things in life that are just non-negotiable. Try as I might, I cannot live without chocolate chip cookies. That’s why, when I recently embarked on a soul-crushing elimination diet to try and determine whether I have some food intolerances, I started having withdrawal. I mean, I got a serious jonesin’ for a pastry… Read More »

Lichen Palette

Lichen Palette

A few weeks ago, my family went camping near Durango, Colorado, one of my favorite places on earth. It’s a haven for fly fishers, campers, and all sorts of outdoorsy types. I’m not really any of those things, but my husband and kids are, so in the name of fresh air and family time we… Read More »

Diet: The Other “D” Word

Bagels are a Waste of Donut Shaped Space, and other diet-related thoughts from The Palette Muse

“Mom, are you going to go on a diet anytime soon?” Yesterday I was standing in the kitchen with my two daughters, making a snack, when my 7-year-old uttered these words. I immediately looked down at my thighs. Does she know something I don’t? Is she trying to break the news to me, not so… Read More »

Join the Party at Social Media Two-for-Tuesday

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This week I’m so excited to be the featured blogger for the Social Media Two for Tuesday link up party, otherwise known as SoMe2! Social Media link ups are a great way to get to know other bloggers, and find some great people to follow. So come on and join us! Welcome to ~SoMe2~ #49!! We’re… Read More »

Linocut Block Printing Part 2

Linocut Block Printing Part 2

Hi, and welcome back to the second half of Linocut Block Printing! I hope you’ve had fun drawing and carving your block. Check out Part 1 if you need help with that part of the process. Today we pick up where we left off… Linocut Block Printing Part 2: Proofing & Printing This is the… Read More »

Trend Alert: Block Printing is Cool Again

Linocut Block Printing Part 1: Drawing & Carving

Do any of you fellow crafters out there remember linocut block printing from the 70’s? I wasn’t born yet when this art form was in its heyday (in fact my mother blames my arrival for the demise of her budding linocut career, along with all sorts of other time consuming creative endeavors), but I remember… Read More »