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Kelly@pinksimplicity.com
Interests: Enjoying the sweet pleasures of country cottage decorating, cooking, gardening, sewing, and good times with family and friends. I also enjoy traveling, reading, music, and a great chick flick!
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So, this is where I left off when I pooped out at about 9:30 last night! And, also about the same time I realized that I'm going to have to take a little blog break this week to get everything done (camper quilts, washing all the camper linens, the guys... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pink Simplicity
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It's that time of year again and I'm giddy with excitement! Our first camping trip with friends is coming up! Last year, I was insanely busy as we converted a covered trailer (completely empty) into our little home away from home. Somehow with all of the painting, floor laying, and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Pink Simplicity
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Thursday, May 11, 2017 Friday, May 12, 2017 (the Baby Robins have left the nest – this one was having a bit of trouble getting over the fence). Saturday, May 13, 2017 Tate loves to hike, He likes to stop and smell the flowers (and leaves, and even sticks ;)!!... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at Pink Simplicity
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How about a Netflix Binge for some creative inspiration this week, girls? I've mentioned here that my husband and I are foodies, that we love to cook and experiment in the kitchen, and that we love to watch cooking shows together! So, we found "Chef's Table" on Netflix while we... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at Pink Simplicity
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I love this time of year in Missouri, when the peonies are in bloom ;) TTFN, Kelly Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at Pink Simplicity
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I've been sewing with some fun 1930's reproduction prints by Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kauffman. I always appreciate blogs that post photos of new fabric, so I can get a really good look at it before buying online, so I thought I'd share these with you in case you feel... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Pink Simplicity
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I have such good memories of making these quilts! This was a super fun quilt along we did in 2009 on Charming Chatter! I remember we had a giveaway contest where my sweet followers shared their ideas on naming this quilt! Esther came up with Half-Pint (the nickname Charles Ingalls... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Pink Simplicity
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Thursday, May 4, 2017 Friday, May 5, 2017 Saturday, May 6, 2017 We are so, so proud of our son! If we had gotten to hand pick him ourselves, we couldn't have chosen a more perfect kid ;)!!! Sunday, May 7, 2017 Monday, May 8, 2017 Tuesday, May 9, 2017... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at Pink Simplicity
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Let's talk about joy today ladies! Because, it turns out that it's really good for you and for the world ;)! "The Power of Joy – How the Deliberate Pursuit of Pleasure Can Heal Your Life" by Christiane Northrup is truly a favorite of mine! In fact, if life ever... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at Pink Simplicity
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Happy Friday lovely ladies! How was your week? Ours was much less stressful (thank goodness) though still busy, so not much time for sewing. Our son graduates from college tomorrow, so I've been busy getting ready for his graduation party. And, next week, Kate and Matt are heading out of... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Pink Simplicity
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Hello lovely ladies! It's been such a long time since I've posted here - I hope you all are doing well! I'm excited to say that we've moved, or should I say I've started a new blog altogether! I hope... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Charming Chatter
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Thursday, April 27, 2017 Friday, April 28, 2017 Saturday, April 29, 2017 Sunday, April 30, 2017 Monday, May 1, 2017 (just waiting for a warm, sunny day to be transplanted to their new home) Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Every year, a robin builds a nest on top of our shed... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at Pink Simplicity
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Happy Wednesday Ladies! There are so many things that inspire me – books, songs, movies, people, and quotes. And, today, I've got a poem for you all. I hope this poem will inspire you and be a source of encouragement to you when life is hard – as it has... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Pink Simplicity
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How was your week ladies? Is it in the air, or just in the Show Me State, or all in the family here? It was crazy for all of us. Our son has finals and a thirty page paper on Partisanship and Incarceration Rates due today (fascinating, huh ;), our... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Pink Simplicity
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Thursday, April 20, 2017 Friday, April 21, 2017 Saturday, April 22, 2017 Sunday, April 23, 2017 (heading to his last regular Phi Delta Theta meeting) Monday, April 24, 2017 Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Wednesday, April 26, 2017 TTFN, Kelly Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Pink Simplicity
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I have a fun movie for you all this week. It's called "Defending Your Life", and it was written and directed by Albert Brooks. It's a comedy, but it really does contain some important life lessons. My husband and I both really enjoyed this movie. At the beginning of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Pink Simplicity
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I finished Baby Aubrey's first quilt this week, and I sure hope Kate likes it. It's a simple panel quilt , and I quilted it using an adorable pantograph called "Diaper Pins". While I was quilting, I was thinking about how much we love this sweet baby girl, who will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at Pink Simplicity
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Thursday, April 13, 2017 Friday, April 14, 2017 Saturday, April 15, 2017 Sunday, April 16, 2017 Monday, April 17, 2017 Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Wednesday, April 19, 2017 TTFN, Kelly P.S. I mentioned when I started these Life in Pictures posts, that I thought it would be a great way... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Pink Simplicity
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Have I mentioned to you all that, in addition to sewing, I love to read? Well, I do, and I have a particular genre that is my go to. I very rarely read fiction, though occasionally I love to get lost in a good story. But, for the most part,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Pink Simplicity
Hi Donna! Thanks so much for visiting, and for the sweet comment! I didn't get an e-mail with your comment, so I'm replying here - and hoping you will find it ;)! This is just the first post under the Free Patterns & Tutorials, so just keep scrolling down, and you'll find the blog posts for all of the patterns with the links to the PDF files! Happy Sewing!
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Wishing you all a Happy Easter filled with lots of love and joy and laughter! TTFN, Kelly Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at Pink Simplicity
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You guys, my heart is happy – and I'm on cuteness overload here! It all started with a comment I got from Sandy in Illinois about printing my patterns. I emailed her back, and she e-mailed . . . and then these darling pictures of the blocks she was making... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2017 at Pink Simplicity
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As I was stitching the buttons on to finish up the embellishments, I was thinking about just how much FUN I've had making this quilt! I always enjoy sewing, but this one was just so much fun to make – from tracing the fun shapes, to choosing fabric, to the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Pink Simplicity
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Thursday, April 6, 2017 Friday, April 7, 2017 Saturday, April 8, 2017 Sunday, April 9, 2017 Tate loves water, and every time we'd turn the fountains on, he'd raise his sweet little hands like this and squeal "Water" ;)! Monday, April 10, 2017 Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Wednesday, April 12,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Pink Simplicity
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I'm so excited to have added a few new darling prints to the fabric stash family over here. These are from the 30's Collection by Atsuko Matsuyama by Yuma, and to be honest, I'm just smitten with all of them (especially this pink garden labels print)! And, while searching online... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at Pink Simplicity