September Newsletter

September Newsletter

As we approach fall, we’re looking forward to autumn-inspired crafts, warm and soothing drinks to accompany us at the craft table, and of course, a little boost of organization and productivity to keep our craft rooms peaceful and cozy!

Craft of the Month:



Are you ready to get your hands dirty and unlock your inner artist? This month, we're diving into the enchanting world of pottery!

Pottery is a timeless craft that allows you to transform lumps of clay into beautiful, functional pieces of art. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a complete beginner, there's something magical about molding and shaping clay into unique creations.

From delicate ceramics to sturdy stoneware, pottery offers endless possibilities. You can craft anything from elegant vases and mugs to whimsical sculptures and decorative dishes. Each piece you create will be a reflection of your creativity and imagination.

Join us this month as we embrace the soothing and therapeutic art of pottery. Get ready to shape, mold, and create beautiful works of art from humble lumps of clay. Let your creativity flow and discover the joy of pottery!



Recipe of the Month:

Get ready for colder weather with this indulgent

Double Chocolate Hot Chocolate


  • 5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped 

  • 2 ounces milk chocolate, coarsely chopped 

  • 1/2 cup boiling water 

  • 3/4 cup whole milk

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream 

  • Marshmallows, for serving



  1. In a medium bowl, combine the bittersweet chocolate with the milk chocolate. Add the boiling water and let stand for 1 minute. Whisk the chocolate mixture until it is smooth.

  2. In a small saucepan, bring the milk and heavy cream just to a simmer. Add the chocolate mixture and whisk over moderate heat until hot. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Pour the hot chocolate into small mugs, garnish with marshmallows and serve.



Productivity Tip of the Month:

The Pomodoro Technique - 

Feeling overwhelmed by your to-do list? The Pomodoro Technique could be your secret weapon for boosting productivity! Named after the Italian word for "tomato" (inspired by a tomato-shaped kitchen timer), this technique involves breaking your work into focused, timed intervals, typically 25 minutes each, followed by a short 5-minute break.


Here's how it works:


1. **Choose a Task:**

Select a task you want to work on.


2. **Set the Timer:**

Set a timer for 25 minutes (a single "Pomodoro").


3. **Work, Work, Work:**

Dive into your task and work with complete focus until the timer rings.


4. **Take a Break:**

When the timer goes off, take a 5-minute break to relax, stretch, or grab a quick snack.


5. **Repeat:**

After completing four Pomodoros, take a longer break of 15-30 minutes.


Give it a try, and watch your productivity soar!

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