Author Archives: Miranda

Book Review: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Book Review: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

written by Hearth Board Member, Nina Earley I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou is a book I had been meaning to read for a long time. It’s easy to put off, I think I might have been worried that I wouldn’t be able to relate to the story and characters, itContinue Reading

Cook to Impress: Pears Poached in Pinot Noir

Cook to Impress: Pears Poached in Pinot Noir

Pears Poached in Pinot Noir (6 half pear servings) This month, Hearth Ember Rebecca D’Antonio is pulling out her Pinot Poached Pears for the Cook to Impress Potluck. Read her recipe to learn how to make it for yourself, and don’t forget to bring your signature date night dish next Sunday! Ingredients 3 cups PinotContinue Reading

Learning How to Talk to Each Other

Learning How to Talk to Each Other

written by Hearth Founder, Miranda Aisling This past Friday, The United States performed what is possibly the most impressive of our ceremonies: the peaceful transfer of power. The following day, an equally American tradition swept through the nation and across the world: the peaceful assembly in dissent of that power. Following last year’s seemingly endless,Continue Reading

Year 2 of Waltzdays!

Year 2 of Waltzdays!

written by Hearth Ember, Matthew Reese I love waltzing. It is a dance form that is easy to learn, because of its simple structure, but is interesting because of the freedom to improvise within that structure. Much as I like “looser” forms of dance, the starting steps of waltzing make it more accessible for dancersContinue Reading

Maker Monday: Make Change

Maker Monday: Make Change

–written by Hearth Ember, Jaclyn Wood With an emotional week ahead, this week at Maker Monday we welcome all to join us in making art to express our frustrations or hopes and make posters to take action. We’re about to enter the term of America’s 45th president and the direction of a new leader. As always, change is neverContinue Reading

Book Review: The Creative Habit

Book Review: The Creative Habit

– written by Hearth Ember, Amy Beth Harrison A great teacher is able to inspire not just those who think and act similarly to themselves, but those who act completely differently. That’s what I keep thinking while reading Twyla Tharp’s The Creative Habit. Of the authors of the best books I’ve read on creative habitsContinue Reading

Start 2017 with Happy Thought Mason Jars!

Start 2017 with Happy Thought Mason Jars!

For the past several years, Hearth Ambassador Jessica Atcheson has decorated a mason jar and written a single happy thought on a piece of paper every day. She puts each happy thought into the mason jar and doesn’t look at them again. Then, at the end of the year, she pours out all her happyContinue Reading

Yield: 24 rolls and a dip!

Yield: 24 rolls and a dip!

Every month, Hearth Ember Rebecca D’Antonio makes a core dish for our Hearth Dinner.  For the First Time Recipe Potluck this Sunday, she’s trying something new!  Check out her recipe for rolls and spinach dip and let us know what you think at the potluck! Have a good recipe you think the Hearth Community would enjoy?Continue Reading

How to Write a Passage

How to Write a Passage

written by Hearth Founder, Miranda Aisling at Write a Passage on August 2, 2016 inspired by the prompt “Write a Set of Directions”  Step one: Decide what you’re going to write about. Step two: Start writing, even if you haven’t decided yet. Step three: Continue writing in hopes that you’ll think of something while your fingersContinue Reading

Gift Idea: How to Make Bath Bombs!

Gift Idea: How to Make Bath Bombs!

– written by Hearth Ember Jaclyn Wood I made a goal for myself in 2016 to buy less material things and kept to it most of the year. It made me think more about what I need, which wasn’t much, versus what I want. I try as much as I can to reduce, reuse, andContinue Reading