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DIY: Create friendship bracelets

Friendship bracelets are a great summertime craft because you can put them on your wrist, ankle or keychain.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

June 19, 2020

Summer quarantine boredom seems to be reaching an all-time high — fortunately, there are plenty of crafts to keep you entertained while you watch Netflix on your couch or soak up the sun.  Friendship bracelets are some of my favorite summertime crafts because they are cheap to make and there ar...

How to get into Knitting/Crocheting

You don't need all of this ... at first.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

June 12, 2020

Last year I was neck deep in debt, so broke I was nauseous, and dreading the impending doom of the holiday season. So I found some easy patterns online, brushed up on my knitting skills, and scraped through the holidays spending about $20 total on everyone’s gifts. I have great news for you: Yo...

DIY: Plarn Bag

No more worrying about the bottom ripping with this bag.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

June 12, 2020

Editor's Note: This column has been amended to fix photos put in the wrong order. Maybe it was the four bags of plastic bags that sat on my kitchen counter taunting me, but something possessed me to crochet a bag made of plastic bags. It was really fun, it made me feel good about my impact on the e...

Quick recipes for quarantine living

Bean tacos with fresh cheese are the easiest to make out of these recipes. Bonus: they're vegetarian.

MINDY MALONE, Evergreen columnist

March 25, 2020

A few days ago Twitter king Jaboukie Young-White started a thread asking for his followers' favorite struggle/comfort meals. (If the hyperlink to the thread doesn't work, wait a couple days. He's probably just suspended for impersonating CNN again.) He received a lot of replies with recipes that are q...

DIY: Make your own bath bomb

I couldn't find wax paper, so I left the bath bombs out to dry on a sheet of saran wrap.

MINDY MALONE, Evergreen columnist

February 13, 2020

Ingredients: 1 cup baking soda 1/2 cup Epsom salt 1/2 cup cornstarch 1/2 cup citric acid (powder) 3/4 teaspoon water 2 teaspoons essential oils (lavender, eucalyptus, rose, etc.) 2 teaspoons basic oil (jojoba, sweet almond oil, coconut, olive or even baby oil) A few drops of f...

Add to your tomatoes with cheesy appetizer

This columnist tried out marinated tomatoes with mozzarella and recommends cutting in half the amount of cheese called for by the recipe.

MINDY MALONE, Evergreen columnist

November 13, 2019

This recipe is straightforward and takes maybe 10-15 minutes to prepare. From making it myself, I have some recommendations. While it calls for 16 oz. of mozzarella, I found 8 oz. chopped into 1-inch cubes to be enough, even with 5 tomatoes. 16 oz. would have the mozzarella covering the tomatoes, which...

Learn to make ghastly festive confections

Finished ghastly candy bark, sliced and arranged.

MINDY MALONE, Evergreen columnist

October 31, 2019

WRITER'S NOTE: I didn’t come up with this recipe myself. I found it on thesimple-sweetlife.com Yield: 8-inch-by-8-inch square of candy bark Ingredients: 6 bars of dark chocolate 3 bars of white chocolate Sprinkles or cookie crumbles (optional) Directions: Melt three bars of dark chocolate ...

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