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5 Books For Creative Mamas

5 Books For Creative Mamas

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There used to be a huge Barnes & Noble bookstore a short drive from my office, back when I still worked in an office. On the days when I just had to escape the world of tech and management to reconnect with my creative artist heart, I’d go there on my lunch break and wander the aisles. Usually I’d end up in what I thought of as the creativity corner. Three shelves intersected there. One shelf held the art biographies, and books on art technique, graphic design and typography. Another had crafts – from wood working to knitting and quilting – and the third had the books that were harder to classify: How to get unstuck, how to keep an art journal, 100 ideas for things to draw.

I loved that corner, and over time quite a few of those books came home with me.

Here are 5 of the books I’ve turned to over and over, especially since leaving the corporate world and becoming a mother.…

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Pinned It. Did It. Kid-Friendly Baked Donuts

Kid-friendly baked donuts :: nurturedmama.net

 

I love fried donuts. I love the crunchy-sweet of maple-glazed old fashioned. I love the sweet cinnamon bite of bear claws. I love messy jelly-filled powdered-sugar-coated donuts.

What I don’t love is how I feel after I eat them. All greasy and bloated and sugar high. And I really don’t like how my kid behaves when she feels all greasy and sugar-high after the rare family donut outing.

Recently I decided I wanted to try making donuts at home, but not quite like the ones we get at the donut shop down the street that make us feel so ick. I wanted to make a baked donut that was more satisfying, less sweet, less greasy, and less guilt-inducing. Something I’d be happy to let my daughter eat on a weekend morning.

And I did. Hop on over to Liz’s blog to read about the two baked donut recipes I tried and what me and my small resident donut-taster thought of them.

Kid-Friendly Baked Donuts – click here to read the full post.

 

 

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