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Homemade Advent Calendars: Craft Ideas for Kids

Homemade Advent Calendars: Craft Ideas for Kids

I love homemade Advent calendars. I love a countdown of any kind but to me they add such a fun element of daily surprise to the holiday season. Last year, I bought one of the ones ...

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Memory Keeping: Organizing Children’s Art and Other Keepsakes

Memory Keeping: Organizing Children’s Art and Other Keepsakes

I have finally tackled the bags and bags of artwork, tickets, programs, newspaper clippings and other “souvenirs” that I had been hoarding as I waited to turn them into scrapbooks for the girls.  I have ...

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Hooked

 A while ago, I told you that I was teaching myself how to crochet. Well, I did it! I mostly used books but I ended up signing up for an on-line class recently. I ...

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Jelly. Finally.

This here is the world’s most delicious red pepper jelly. The perfect sweetness and spice. I told you that I had some recipes in mind for when my garden started to come in and this ...

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Learning to Sew

I love old sewing machines.  So simple but yet so powerful.  I feel like I hear a lot of people (friends, co-workers, etc.) say that they wish they could sew.  I first learned to sew in 7th grade home ...

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No Kids Allowed

I’m sure you guys have heard about the restaurant in Pennsylvania that has banned children under six. It’s gotten a ton of coverage, which is funny because we have a restaurant in my small suburban town that ...

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Perspective & Saying the Right Thing

I have an old friend from school whose five-year-old son has cancer.  They just finished a round of chemo, which was unsuccessful so now they have moved onto a new drug, praying that it will work (obviously).  I cannot imagine how she ...

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What to do with All this Summer Food?

We are so loving our garden and CSA right now.  Everything looks so good.  My husband and I were saying last night that we have never had a healthier looking garden.  We are just crossing our fingers that ...

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Trying to Slow Down

I am stunned that we are half-way through the summer already.  I took the longest vacation of my life (10 days) a few weeks ago during which I had explicit instructions from my daughter to ...

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80s Ribbons Barrettes

Did you guys wear ribbon barrettes when you were growing up?  They were all the rage in my school.  I had a bunch of different pairs to match my outfits – my favorite being the pink and green ones, of ...

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