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Interests: sewing, gardening, interior design, homemaking, 1950s era, aprons of all kinds, buttons, embroidery, handmade goods, thrifting and antiqueing, Americana style
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What a lovely home! Gorgeous location and views--what more could one ask for?!?! Congratulations and ENJOY :) Take care, Melanie
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Hello! Yes, I have enjoyed watching your little videos, too! It's fun, I think, and it is a little like having a "conversation" with a friend :) Thanks for the rug tips, too! Good luck with your move! Melanie
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours... Hugs from Texas.
I'm sitting here reading your post with tears in my eyes! I am so happy for the both of you! Congratulations :) !!! Melanie
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2011 on Assembling and Packing at Posie Gets Cozy
You'll love the fab thrift shops here :)
Toggle Commented Jun 27, 2011 on home sweet home at Buttons Magee Weblog
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Mar 15, 2010
I know that my comment is way down the list here, but I, too, am very grateful for your very inspiring blog. I am a stay-at-home mama of two, 8 and 6 years old, and I love hearing about your life experiences of mothering, crafting, sewing, thrifting, and everything in between. You are definitely an inspiration to me and I have told everyone I know about your blog and how wonderful it is! Please continue to blog for as long as you can--we would miss you too much!!! Congratulations on your books! Best wishes from Texas
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2008 on the first three years at SouleMama
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Isn't that funny how it works out 99.9% of the time? Our family "photo sessions" usually work out the very same way. My two "little" ones, ages 5 and 7 years, are also very independent--never want to pose for anything... It usually takes us anywhere from 80-100 shots to get that one "natural" picture. I, too, am also still experimenting with what works best with my camera in certain situations. I guess you could say it's luck when we do get one that we're really happy with. Maybe my one semester of Photography 101 in college has something to do with it? I don't think so... especially since it was the pre-digital era! Can't wait to see the cover and read your book! Take care.
Toggle Commented Apr 23, 2007 on from the other side of the camera at SouleMama
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I feel badly because I've only posted a comment for you maybe once or twice, but I read your blog almost daily. I so enjoy your sweet little blog. I usually read it when I get to sit down for the first time in the morning to eat my cereal. That is, if I'm lucky to get to the computer before my five year old son gets to it first. I am a stay-at-home mamma of two--a seven year old daughter and a five year old son. My daughter is in the first grade GT program at a public school in our town, and my son is still at home with me except for Tues. and Thurs. between 9am-2pm... he's at preschool at our church on those days. So, those are my "free days" to do my things I need to do... sometimes I get to do things that I want to do! Anyway, I just want you to know that I really enjoy your very thoughtful, truthful, inspiring writing, and I hope that you continue to write about your life's ups and downs for as long as you're able... It's so comforting to know that there are other women out there in similar daily situations. You truly are inspiring, Amanda! Take care.
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2007 on This blog is two! at SouleMama
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I don't know how many times I've read your blog (for over a year, I'm sure), and thought to myself how crazy it is that there is somebody else out there that literally has the same thought process as I do. I know what you mean, really. I sometimes wonder if I have attention deficit disorder or something... so many creations to be made, so little time! I, too, tend to put a lot of pressure on myself to do "everything", and do it well. Whether it's true or not, I feel like it's expected of me--I'm the "creative one" in the family. It wears you out--literally! I think you're right... I think (I know) our children are on this earth for a reason... to make us stop, or at least slow down to realize the more important things in life.
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2006 on front row seat at SouleMama
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