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Jacki
Philadelphia
Creating, every day, with coffee always close at hand.
Interests: cross stitch, card making, scrapbooking, project life, reading, running, lifting, baking, gluten-free, primal, paleo
Recent Activity
Thanks, Robin! I was expecting crowds, but not like that. I think part of it was because the Smithsonian Mall area has some serious construction going on, and most of it was blocked off, forcing people all around the outside of the lawn. It was hectic. Also, considering it was the first day we've had since probably October that was that nice out, everyone had the same idea i did - get me out of this house!!!!!
Toggle Commented Apr 15, 2015 on Spring has finally sprung. at a whole lotta latte
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You GUYS. I hope that you had as spectacular of a weekend as we had here in DC. I mean, OMG. Friday was eh, with rain and still kinda chilly, but Saturday? BE-A-UTIFUL. Sunday??? Equally as gorgeous. Saturday I finally decided to venture into DC, because I had to figure... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at a whole lotta latte
Prayers for you and your family, Marie. I lost my dad 2 years ago to cancer. May these wonderful memories you have keep him alive in your heart forever.
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2015 on My Dad at Stitch In Time
I just checked it out - it looks really good, and got good reviews! Thanks for the suggestion, Anna! No matter what triggered it! haha!
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2015 on Nerd Alert. at a whole lotta latte
Thanks, Robin! Yes, it's the Easter Row from Bent Creek. I hope you had a wonderful day! PS - thanks!! I was happy I was able to figure out how to get it back up there, eve if it' is a little smaller than it used to be :-)
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2015 on Happy Easter! at a whole lotta latte
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Wishing you all a Happy Easter! Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at a whole lotta latte
Hi Robin!! i'm sorry - they're Project Life - it's a scrapbooking system to make getting all your scrapping done in quick, easy steps, with various pocket pages and minimal embellishments. The idea is to preserve the memories and tell the everyday stories, because it's the little, everyday things that add up to the big stuff during the year. There are kits and cards, and themed cards, and just about everything you could imagine - it's gotten really popular over the last couple of years. I really like it because i work better on a smaller scale - traditional 12x12 layouts are really intimidating for me. For a better point of reference, since I don't really post too many pics of my project life album here, my December Daily album is a take on the yearly Project Life album. You can also go on beckyhiggins.com to learn more - she's the one who created this system. Ali Edwards also has a great site, and so does Kelly Purkey, in case you wanted to see what it was all about!!
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2015 on COFFEE. COFFEE. COFFEE. at a whole lotta latte
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It's no secret I have a love affair with coffee. I used to drink so many lattes, I named my blog after that obsession. Over the last year or so, I've gotten back into stamping since I've been making my Christmas cards and keeping project life album. Stamps are a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at a whole lotta latte
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I've been impatiently waiting for my eleventy billion ebooks to come off the hold shelf at the library, so in the meantime, I checked out one from the history section. Because...I'm a nerd. And also because, the American Revolution, Civil War, and Turn of the Century eras in American History... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at a whole lotta latte
Thanks, Robin!! Very nice! I keep seeing the Year in Chalk pieces online and I love them!! Enjoy!! PS - me, too!!! I really need to figure out how to get that back up there....
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2015 on Finally Friday | Cross Stitch at a whole lotta latte
Thanks, Terri!! Snow where you are??? That's just insane. It's super cold here again, so I'm definitely staying in and stitching, too!!
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2015 on Finally Friday | Cross Stitch at a whole lotta latte
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What a rainy, cold Friday.....but at least this week is over and we can celebrate the weekend! Yes! First things first. You may have noticed the layout of my blog changed quite a bit. I realized that my blog was not reader friendly on mobile devices, and since I'm sure... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at a whole lotta latte
Thanks, Robin! Well, I still have the Shores of Hawk Run going, and I have a few gifts I'm lining up the supplies for...but I may have to have another small going, too, since the gifts I'll be doing are on the bigger side. They'll be top secret until the gifts are given to the recipient, but I'll def do a post of them!!
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Did you ever have one of those days where you felt just like Will Ferrell's character in "Zoolander"? That was me all.day.long yesterday. All day. When I got home, I was totally wired to workout, but actually ended up feeling like I was too wired...if that even makes any sense.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at a whole lotta latte
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It's no secret that I love old movies. Love them. TCM is in my "favorites" on my channel lineup, and I had a ton on my DVR back in Philly....but lost them all when I had to give that box up for a VA approved box. So sad. Recently, TCM... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at a whole lotta latte
Haha I hope you splurged and got a really good donut!! Sometimes, there really is nothing better. Luck you with only getting rain - the snow was a major pain on Friday. Here's hoping that is the final winter weather we'll get!! Hope you had a great weekend and were able to stitch or craft!
Toggle Commented Mar 23, 2015 on It's Fridayyyyyy!!! at a whole lotta latte
Nice!! I'm marking that down, so I have an excuse to make them in June! Not that I really need one, but ya know. :-) One of these years, I'll have my act together enough to make pie for Pi Day....
Toggle Commented Mar 20, 2015 on It's Fridayyyyyy!!! at a whole lotta latte
Thanks, Robin! Yes - my next stop will be the shop out in Middletown! Have a great weekend!
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What a week, friends, amiright?? And what's with the snow today?? Isn't it supposed to be spring?! So over it. But onto more important things, like donuts. Browned butter baked donuts from Joy the Baker, to be exact. Because, delicious. So, since it's Friday and it's snowing, and we needed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at a whole lotta latte
Haha yes! Come on down!
Hi Susan! No, I was there on Friday afternoon. What a lovely shop. Good for you! That's usually my plan - I have SO many patterns it's kinda ridiculous - but I wanted something new and fresh for my stash, so I did end up getting Beggar's Christmas (Threadwork Primitives), Spring Delivery (one of Plum Street's new market releases) and Patriotic Poppies (With Thy Needle) - I'm clearly on a patriotic kick. HA. Haha! One or four new charts coming from TSS! I love it.
HI Susan! No, I haven't heard of Deborah Crombie! I'll have to check out her books! Thank you for the recommendation! My nook is still kicking - the battery doesn't last as long as it should anymore, but it still works, so I'm not giving in just yet and getting a new one! I haven't heard how the newer ones are compared to the original - what is it about the Glowlight that you don't like? I know they're smaller - is the smaller size what does it?
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2015 on Book List. at a whole lotta latte
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Weekends go entirely too quickly. Just sayin'. The best part about this weekend, though?? I finally made it down to In Stitches, my new LNS! I haven't been shopping for stitch stuff in so long because of my move, so I was like a kid in a candy store when... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at a whole lotta latte
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So, I've been on a reading rampage. I haven't had much time over the past couple years to read much, and I miss it. This summer, I started making sure to carve out time to read, and flew through some pretty great books. Erik Larson is officially one of my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at a whole lotta latte
Thanks, Robin! The colors are great, and the gulls are so cute! Have a great rest of the week!