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Marmot's Creature Comforts is the personal and creative home of Devon L.

Interests for 2014

Candy making!

I'm currently obsessed with confectionery. Specifically with chewy and fluffy candies like caramels and marshmallows. I've picked the brains of the ladies at fusionsweets.com and they've been kind enough to teach me all about making candy the old fashioned way by hand with natural ingredients. You should check out their caramel, marshmallow, and lollipop candy of the month clubs for amazing artisan sweets. These gals are truly artisans who love their craft, creating traditional confections such as:
Gluten Free Artisan French Salted Butter Caramels
Gourmet Hard Candies Made By Hand - Berlingots In America

I'm cold dammit!

Okay, so I've basically moved from the tropics back to the freezing North. All I have to say is that if you're really interested in getting the best sleep of your life, you should start with your comforter. Here's a pretty good resource:

I'm personally an insomniac due to my high strung nature and too much time spent online/in front of the computer so I also need other fripperies like a cushy feather bed, black out curtains, and silk sheets. OMFG I know I sound high maintenance, but I'm not, really. It's just that I cannot sleep through the night any other way. :( But a really high quality comfy comforter should do it for most sane people.

Writing at the speed of light! I plan to write 1,000,000 words in 100 days

Insanity! I want to push myself to see if I can meet my target. 10,000 words every day for 100 days. It's like NaNoWriMo supercharged for 3 months straight.
Shitty rough drafts, blog posts, copy. Whatever! Everything counts for this challenge. Is anybody crazy enough to join me? See how many words I've written so far and join the challenge!

About Devon

I am a marmot and this is my hole.

This is where I talk about personal projects and day to day interests. From time to time I may blog about work, but it will be in a casual passing manner with a focus on learning and self-improvement.
The tl;dr version of what I do is that I write short stories and create boutique websites.

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The 1000000 Word Writing Challenge – Day 1

Hello dear strangers on the internet, Today I have set myself a challenge to output one-million words onto the internet in 100 days. I’m not participating in NaNoWriMo, but I thought I’d join everybody beating their fingers into bloody stumps on their keyboards by starting my personal writing challenge. So why 1,000,000? Because it’s ambitious, but still achievable.  I currently average about 6,000 words a day. I’m kinda bored and

100 Things About Me

Chocolate and coffee runs through my veins. I love the smell of tea tree. My favorite vampire is Spike.  No sparkling here folks. All other lessors step aside. I cannot read music, but music is my life. I’m afraid of dying before completing everything on my bucket list. I am sensitive to touch and sensory input, thus why I’m so obsessive about things like my clothes, my bedding, and my