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Friday Favorites–Independence Day

Well, this is it.  This is the last time you’ll hear from me for a while (aside from the links popping up so you can link up to Talented Tuesday at one of my co-hostesses’ blogs). I’m boarding a plane to Orlando on Monday, a place I’m happy to go spend some time in and…

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Hot Pad of the Month–June Star and Stripes

I couldn’t leave on my vacation without sharing this June’s Hot Pad of the Month! There’s only one more hot pad after this one before this series comes to an end, which makes this number seventeen. There are so many reasons, old and new, that I’m glad I went with this design but I won’t…

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Friday Favorites–Graduation

Graduation season is starting to get weird. I’m seeing what I used to think of as the very little kids in my life gathering their diplomas and moving on to adulthood. In this blink-and-you’ll-miss-it world we live in now, I guess the lesson is to enjoy the moments while we can.  Wait…did I just graduate…

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Guest Post on Aftcra–Handmade Gifts for Father’s Day

Have you ever shopped on Aftcra?  If you haven’t heard of it, you’re probably trying to puzzle out how to pronounce it right now.  It’s like “a craft”, cut apart, shuffled and put back together.  Not all that different from the process of crafting itself, right? Aftcra’s mission is to support artisans that create their…

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Friday Favorites–My Birthday 2016

Yep, my birthday was this week.  I celebrated with a trip to the fabric store, grocery store and Target while everyone else was at work.  Yeah, I know how to party.  We’ve had a lot going on lately, and Wednesday is kind of a crummy day for it, so I’m going to keep pretending it’s…

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Hot Pad of the Month–May Strawberry

Today is my birthday, so I feel like it’s okay to base this month’s hot pad on one of my favorite things – strawberries.  When they’re in season, I can’t leave them alone.  The summer I was pregnant with my daughter I threw back so many I warned my husband that she might be born…