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MONDAY, DEC. 31, 2012

An unfinished knitting project.  (Maggie Bullock)

New Year’s Goals

A new year is upon us! I’m not one for grand resolutions (those don’t seem to last much beyond January anyway), but I do make a few goals for myself every year. This year I hope to open an Etsy shop and start a new…

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SATURDAY, DEC. 29, 2012

FRIDAY, DEC. 28, 2012

MONDAY, DEC. 24, 2012

FRIDAY, DEC. 21, 2012

THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012

TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012

MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012

SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012

Christmas trees at Camden Ranch in Elk. (Maggie Bullock)

Crafts and Christmas Trees

The season is a bit late to start here at Dwell Well, but it is never too late to think about Christmas, crafts, and gift giving. In the spirit of all that is crafty, get ready for the yearly 12 Days of Christmas crafts (albeit…

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FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012

Ideas for holiday centerpieces. (Maggie Bullock)


This year I’m trying to decorate for the season with more candles and fewer lights. I was at a friend’s house recently and she had candles of different shapes and sizes in a variety of holders all over the house. Candles were her main lighting…

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 (Maggie Bullock)

Weekend Events!

There is a lot happening in Spokane this Saturday (tomorrow). The first weekend in December is a good one for Christmas shopping at local events. I hope you have some time to take a break from the things that keep you busy and visit some…

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 (Maggie Bullock)

Easy (and super cute) Knit Scarves

Last year I found this knitting pattern online for a simple striped scarf that uses engineered stripe yarn. I love the way the graduations of color slow down with this pattern. I love striped yarn, but, when knit, the stripes often feel too busy for…

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SATURDAY, NOV. 24, 2012

SATURDAY, NOV. 3, 2012

Bloody Mary Mix in Weck jars (Maggie Bullock)

Bloody Mary Mix 

I tried something new with some of the end-of-season ripe garden tomatoes this year. I’ve never ordered a Bloody Mary myself, but I’ve had sips of drinks ordered by friends and I know that there is a HUGE difference in quality. I like spice and…

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TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012

SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 2012

Toasted pumpkin seeds right out of the oven. (Maggie Bullock)

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Carving pumpkins for Halloween is always fun; I really don’t think it matters how old or young you are. When we were young, part of the yearly carving ritual was sorting through the pumpkin guts for all of the seeds. The process was messy and…

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MONDAY, OCT. 22, 2012

 (Maggie Bullock)

Bat Mobile?

I couldn’t resist the title for this one, though I did not use the bat signal as a template for this project. Bats are not my favorite Halloween symbol, and I generally go for cheerful décor rather than scary, but I really like these guys,…

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SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2012

 (Maggie Bullock)

Halloween Trick or Treat Bucket 

I haven’t been trick or treating for years (with reason…I’m too old, it’s true), but I do like fun containers, and this one is pretty great. We’ll use it to hold candy we’re giving out this year. I made it out of a clean paint…

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SUNDAY, OCT. 14, 2012

 (Maggie Bullock)

Dried Chilies 

We’re experimenting with heat in our household. This year we’re attempting our first batch of hot sauce (using fermentation for the first time as well); I’ll let you know how it turns out in when it’s done. I tend to be too shy with heat…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2012

Events this weekend!

The Mennonite Country Auction and Relief Sale is this Saturday (October 6) at 10 a.m.on the Menno Mennonite Church grounds in Ritzville (1378 N. Damon Road Ritzville, 99169). The food is always great (try the sausage sandwich and the soups!), you can also purchase locally…

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Artist and crafter Maggie Wolcott writes about craft events in and around Spokane, as well as her own adventures in creating and repurposing. Her DwellWellNW posts include project and decorating ideas, recipes, reviews of events, and interviews with local artists. Maggie spends her days as an English professor, and when she’s not grading papers, she can generally be found with a paintbrush or scissors in hand. She can be reached at