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Talented Tuesday Link Party #44

I’m here frantically preparing for my first Etsy craft market this weekend, which is also my first-ever outdoor show, and the rain has finally arrived.  It can pour all day every day for the rest of the week, as long as Saturday is clear.  That’s not too much to ask, is it?  Enough about me…

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Friday Favorites–Chocolate

Oh boy.  I hope you’ve eaten recently, although it probably isn’t going to help much.  As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been seriously watching what I’m eating lately (which is working, by the way – yay!) so I haven’t been eating much chocolate.  I also don’t knit, but that doesn’t mean I can’t admire a good cake. …

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Book Review: Stylish Remakes

I’m here today with a book review courtesy of Tuttle Publishing.  They have provided me with the book in exchange for this review, but the opinions are all my own.  This post also contains affiliate links. This latest book from Tuttle Publishing, Stylish Remakes by Violette Room, is quite a departure from the sewing books I’ve…

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Talented Tuesday Link Party #43

Happy Tuesday!  We’re back to share another opportunity to link up and find some great projects to do and admire while you’re here.  I’d also like to draw your attention to the fact that not one, but two of my fellow hostesses are sharing great giveaways on their blogs today, so be sure to check…

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Friday Favorites–Back to School

With the kids grown, the back to school season is getting a little more surreal for me every year.  There’s no shopping for new clothes, taking special care to find just the right outfit for fall photos.  I have no good excuse to check out the new binders or markers.  No bus schedule or parking…

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Hot Pad of the Month–August Bluebird

We broke a record here yesterday.  Largest number of days above 90 degrees in one year.  We’re up to 25, and we normally average 13.  We’re also socked in by smoke from the wildfires everywhere.  Mt. Hood is obscured and we’re feeling some not-fun effects from breathing it.  This summer has been crazy, and to…

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Talented Tuesday Link Party #42

I spotted some red leaves on one of the trees in my front yard today, and the fact that Starbucks is adding actual pumpkin to the Pumpkin Spice Latte was all over the news.  Autumn must be on it’s way!  Are you ready? Fabric Bunting with One Piece Triangles Staci from Crafty Staci        …