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Finding Your Whole

Last December, I held a mandala-only workshop for the first time. These are the circular “gwiazdy” (star) style wycinanki, but I called it “mandala” because it seems to be a more familiar term. 165 more words


Laser Cutting

As a general rule, I always create my work by hand using a knife or scissors. But a couple months ago I was asked for permission to use one of my designs for a wedding invitation. 104 more words


We All Scream for Paczki!


Tonight I made paczki‘s for Fat Tuesday tomorrow. Growing up in Michigan the grocery store and bakeries sell these treats like crazy this time of year and I absolutely love them! 124 more words


What to Expect at a Polish Wedding

It’s Polish wedding season!  This past weekend, my husband and I went to the wedding of one of his best friends.  This was my first Polish wedding, so I was really excited to see how they celebrate marriage here in Poland.   1,148 more words


Easter-n European

Easter this year was all about pizza, cheap wine mixed with 7up and chocolate, and it was a blast. It would be quite similar had I decided to spend the holiday with my family, apart from the food – my mum would sneak in some German potato salad to the traditional Easter breakfast and my nan would not accept pizza as a legitimate meal (unless she made it from scratch and could stuff it with minced meat). 369 more words

The Call for Blessing

A while back I was given a copy of the book “Polish Customs, Traditions & Folklore” by Sophie Hodorowicz Knab. Each chapter covers a month of the year and covers rituals and celebrations for that time. 160 more words