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Michaelanneneal
Upstate, NY
I am a happily married wife and Mama...I started this blog to share our ideas and interest with other like minded Moms.
Interests: Gardening, canning, cooking, sewing, quilting....and being outdoors.
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I just want to say Thank you...For ALL these many years that you continue to do what you do. It makes a difference! I am sure at least a couple hundred people read this post....and were inspired by it. I am guilty myself, of often reading..and not commenting...Although, reading what you post is a daily part of my day...and has been for years. Ani is beautiful in her Mama made little dress...as always. So...Thank you. Even though sometimes I am too tired ...or just too lazy to say it...I REALLY admire YOU. and ALL you do. YOU make a difference in my life...and you have....for a long time:)
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2016 on a night dress at SouleMama
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Your kids are ALL amazing:) That little Ada though:) Wow! She is SO much like YOU!!!! You have inspired me for YEARS with your amazing creativity, and all you accomplish! Imagine what life holds in store for HER....she is allready more focused and creative than alot of adults! I love her art..I see all your children doing big things in their future..You make it look easy, and I KNOW it is not..You and your kids have all my admiration!!!
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2016 on adding color at SouleMama
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You made these SOOO FAST!!!!! Just like everything! I am just in awe of you:) They are ALMOST as AMAZING as YOU are:) I love them...they look like fluffy clouds! and...they go GREAT with your beautiful cowl and hat!! You GO girl!!
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2016 on thrumming along at SouleMama
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Happy Birthday Alicia!!! Your pictures are as beautiful as ever!! Such a cute little bunny!!!! Enjoy the rest of January! We are in the midst of a giant lake effect snow storm! Getting buried! you would love it:)
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2016 on Slow Lady at Posie Gets Cozy
I cant wait to see what crafty goodness you come up with Amanda! I know it will be great:)
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2016 on finding a groove at SouleMama
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Congratulations on EVERYTHING you have achieved! Such an amazing journey! It has been SO much fun to watch your dreams come true! Thank you...as ALWAYS for your inspiration, your encouragement, your humor, and your humility...This could NOT have happened to a NICER, more deserving person!! Sending lots of love...Cant wait to see all that 2016 brings!!!! XO
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2016 on farewell 2015 | hello 2016! at nanaCompany
Thank you for ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL year of inspiration!!!! Sending love to you...and yours:)
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2016 on 2015, 2016 at SouleMama
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Merry Christmas Alicia, Andy, Mimi, Clover, and Bee:) YOU are the gift that gives all through the year! I cant tell you how many times reading your words...stitching your patterns...looking at your beautiful, cozy pictures you have brought me joy through the years! Wishing you the Merriest of Christmases:))) Sending hugs and love...
Toggle Commented Dec 25, 2015 on Before Christmas at Posie Gets Cozy
Merry Christmas to you and yours Amanda! you are a gift the whole year through:) Love you! I REALLY DO! Even tho I will never actually "meet" you...You are a very special person! Merry Christmas!
Toggle Commented Dec 25, 2015 on Fudge, this Christmas at SouleMama
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I just got my BEAUTIFUL stack of paperie!!!! I LOVE it! it is so beautiful Amy! I loved looking through the #lookbook! These pictures of your girls are so precious! One of the many..MANY perks of having such a fun and talented Mom!!! LOVE it all!
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2015 on LookBook at nanaCompany
YOU are the gift that keeps on giving Amy...from inspiration..to patterns...designs:) ALL with your incredibly kind and funny personality! Thank YOU:))) I LOVE this!
That little one is living the life!!! Her face is infused with love, happiness..and light...I love your blog...At the end of a hard day, I sit, and look through these images. Your mind captures every precious detail..right down to the muddy boots in the back of the car next to the tree! Happy Holidays...You are the gift that gives all throughout the year:)
Toggle Commented Dec 2, 2015 on T-Day and Tree Day at Posie Gets Cozy
I can imagine the thrill for Ani when......ITS JUST RIGHT!!! Haha! Makes me smile:) You are brilliant..and your yarn is lovely! Everyone starts somewhere...right??? Someday, I am SURE your yarn will be everything you dream of because you work hard, and never give up:) Your SOULEMAMA after all!
Toggle Commented Nov 21, 2015 on A Goldilocks Hat at SouleMama
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So sorry you were sick! I have to say...I would have gladly bought you chicken soup to see that hair-do:) You are so sweet and funny...Mimi is living what seems a vintage life to me...a stay at home Mom, who makes her beautiful clothes...cooks wonderful meals, and plays with her all day, until Daddy comes home..and then HE plays with her...You two are wonderful parents..she is so blessed:) Thank you for your wishes of peace...this world can be so dark and scary..I am happy to be safe at home with my loves as well...Hope you feel ALL better soon my friend!!
Toggle Commented Nov 21, 2015 on Autumn Leaves at Posie Gets Cozy
I love that kid:)
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2015 on Sweet Soul(e) at SouleMama
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That costume is the BEST LRRH EVER!!!! So sad the cape didnt work out! That looks like it was ALOT of work! She looks so precious in EVERY picture! I cant wait to see her Thanksgiving dress:) Your blog is like a gift..every time you post I feel a surge of happiness!!! Love it ALL! and YOU:) I am going to make that lasagna tomorrow for Sunday dinner!
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2015 on THANK YOU!!! at Posie Gets Cozy
I have to say...I feel bad I dont comment more often! Its the LEAST I could do to let you know how much I appreciate...and admire all that you do!!!!! My day is never complete without reading your blog...You have been a part of my day for about 8 or 9 years now...Your posts are always SO beautiful..inspiring..and..well...they just make my heart happy!!! So...even though I don't tell you often enough...Thank YOU Amanda:) You have added SO much to my life, and I will be forever grateful for you presence here, in this space. I only wish I could give you a GIANT hug and say thank you to your face for all you do!!!!
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2015 on weaving in the woods at SouleMama
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LOVE the pictures! That squirrel:))) Oh my gosh! Please post a pic of the little bark covered house and acorns soon! As I was scrolling down...and I came to the picture of you and Mimi...I instantly had a HUGE lump in my throat! Its always so nice to see you...YOU are such an amazing, loving and talented Mother! Also...the shot of Andy's parents..what warm and lovely people they look like..Amelia has an uncanny resemblance to ALL of you! The dimples..shape of her cheekbones and eyes:) Andy looks so much like his Mom...She reminds me of Paula Deen! Beautiful pictures....and such a lovely BIRTHDAY week! Such a blessed little girl:) XO
Toggle Commented Oct 21, 2015 on Twinkle Twinkle at Posie Gets Cozy
Her Birthday looked SO full of what EVERY child's special day should look like! After a long day in NICU..taking care of "abstinence" babies...( Withdrawing from various drugs) it warms my heart so much to see what a completely majical childhood experience you are giving to your little baby girl! I have said it before...but if the world were FULL of people like you and Andy..what a wonderful world it would be! XXXOOO I LOVED her dress by the way...she rocked it...and the hat!
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2015 on Party Girl at Posie Gets Cozy
SO much love and special touches!!!! I cant wait to see MORE of her dress (Swoon!!!!) .....THE CAKE!!!! ( so excited!) ....and her face. As she looks around and sees ALL the love being showered upon her! Happy...Happy day sweet Mimi! You are a special little girl!
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2015 on Pre-Party Prettying at Posie Gets Cozy
He is such a handsome boy!!!! Good work Mama! i am in LOVE with that color! against the gray of his shirt...and those pumpkins....He looks like a Fall add for GQ mag!
Toggle Commented Oct 7, 2015 on weekender at SouleMama
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SO sad to have missed YOU!!!! I am happy you got so many sweet treats! That bunny!!!!! ALL THE HEART EYES!!! hahaha! I cant wait to get some of your SWEET fabric! and....whatever you are stitching up with it looks AMAZING! CONGRATULATIONS on EVERYTHING Amy! Its wonderful!!!!!!!
Toggle Commented Oct 2, 2015 on hello October at nanaCompany
Your blog has been a cornerstone in my life....for SO many years now! This post today....Well. Its just SO YOU!!! and the reason why, if you blogged for FIFTY years...I would happily follow you:) Thank YOU Amanda!
Toggle Commented Oct 2, 2015 on autumn walks at SouleMama
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Mimi looks ready for action in her poncho and boots! She has the most confident stride:) That moon! Oh...wasnt it brilliant!!! I am gonna have to try your soup recipes!!! They look SO good! all of this...SO beautiful!!! I am glad you were able to take your quilt somewhere with tables! Isnt it the worst trying to pin and baste crawling around on the floor...I wear knee pads and a back brace! haha! I look like I am ready for heavy construction...but, hey...in the quilting world it IS!! and...Last..sigh...swoon...smile:) THAT DRESS! Holy crap Alicia!!It is SWEET perfection...Your eye for combining print and pattern is supreme! It is SO amazingly darling!!! I CANNOT wait to see it on her:) Cutest little red ever:)))))
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2015 on Soup and Sew at Posie Gets Cozy
OMG!!! Alicia! I cant even begin to express to you my thoughts on this....AH-MAZING piece of heaven:) I have watched it grow...with great enthusiasm ...on IG! Every new block...sheer eye candy! I ordered the book...WHY????? I have a 12 year old football player! hahahaha! I just cant get enough of this...it is everything beautiful...and memorable...and hopeful! The loveliest gift! your baby girl is blessed. I knew it the day she was born....life would not be ordinary. It would be special. Like YOU! Thank you for sharing:) You inspire me endlessly...and make my heart happy. I am SO lucky to have ever stumbled across you...so many years ago...You bring me so much joy! WELL DONE! I hope Mimi is holding it in her hands when she is 90!
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2015 on A Birthday Quilt for My Girl at Posie Gets Cozy