Deep Thoughts by Cynthia

“I’m a 30-something gal who loves cooking, sewing, modern machine embroidery, and decorating. I started meringuedesigns.net in 2007, a great place for modern embroidery designs. I live in Utah but I’ll always be a California girl.”

Blog: Deep Thoughts by Cynthia

Check out a sample of Deep Thoughts by Cynthia’s Work:

DIY FURNITURE – How to make a beautiful Turquoise Wood Headboard
KITCHEN REMODEL IDEAS – See how this blogger brought the kitchen of her dreams to reality

Latest Posts:

  • Family Pictures 2016 July 16, 2016
    I needed some new family photos of my gang before Nathan left on his mission. Naturally I waited till the last week before he left. I used my Nikon d750 camera, my Tamron 24-70mm lens, my reflectors, …
  • My Son the Missionary July 15, 2016
    My son Nathan left this week on July 12, 2016 to serve a mission for our church in the Dominican Republic Santiago mission. He will be gone for two years. I miss him already. Their is definitely a los …
  • Quick Cinnamon Buns March 30, 2016
    I have loved this quick cinnamon roll recipe for a good 10 years now. It is from the book The New Best Recipe but I have also seen it on the Cooks Illustrated website. I can't believe that the ci …
  • Birthday Getaway March 17, 2016
    We didn't go to California this year for our post-Christmas getaway. Paul was out of vacation so for the first time in I don't know how long, we were not driving south on December 26th. The …
  • My Family Room March 4, 2016
    Our family room is a very busy room. It gets hammered by all five of us. We use it for parties, TV watching, exercise, napping, you name it and it usually happens in this room. After ten years of livi …
  • Every Mom Should Own a Sort-of-Fancy Camera January 20, 2016
    Buying a $400 camera in 2008 was the best purchase I ever made. Babies don't keep. They grow up and become high school seniors, and get accepted to colleges like my son did this very week. I am n …
  • Quick and Dirty Meal Planning January 12, 2016
    I cook dinner almost every night, at least 5 times a week. We are a very busy and active family of five, just like you. Well, I don't know if you have 5 in your family, but I do know everyone is …
  • The Winward Super Lazy Christmas Card December 24, 2015
    This ain’t no Christmas card. I am too tired for that. But this is our Christmas blog…. a sort of  quiz called “Who did NOT and who DID?” Which Winward did NOT go running one single time this year?    …
  • Chewy Brownies November 19, 2015
    Who doesn’t like a good chewy brownie made from a mix..…only the ones made from a box aren’t very chocolate-y. In comes this recipe from the folks at America’s Test Kitchen. These brownies have it all …
  • Van Gogh: The Mulberry Tree November 11, 2015
    I have a new art print in my home, all framed and hanging happily in my family room. What makes Van Gogh’s The Mulberry Tree so special to me is that I found it at, what was for me, a very difficult t …
  • Blue and White Quilt August 13, 2015
    I’m absolutely in love with solid  two colored quilts. Red and white, blue and white, gray and white, you name it. So many gorgeous antique quilts fall in this category and my modern aesthetic approve …
  • Fitness Blender makes me happy—and healthy! July 13, 2015
    Normally this is how I feel about exercise posts. But I am not a skinny minny who starves herself. I am a real life middle-aged mom who believes in exercise and cake. So I hope this post is ok and doe …
  • Navy Blue Doors June 28, 2015
    I have finally painted all my interior doors (on the first floor) of my home a beautiful navy blue. And I couldn’t be happier.   I’ve seen so many others paint their interior doors black but black is …
  • Raspberry Squares April 28, 2015
    I’ve made these ultra-easy raspberry squares twice in the last 10 days. They are a long time favorite. Minimum effort, maximum output. I found them in my cookbook The New Best Recipe by America’s Test …
  • Teaching Children about Objectification March 24, 2015
    I’ve been thinking for a while about how I can teach my teens what it means to objectify someone and why I feel it is so dangerous. I wanted to teach it to them simply so that they wouldn’t tune out w …

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