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Summer Clearance Sale

I’ve always thought that fall cleaning made a lot more sense than spring.  You’ve spent the summer in and out, with the windows open and line between indoors and out a little blurred.  Isn’t it logical you want to clean that place up before you’re trapped in it during the months when the weather is…

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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…