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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
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Even though I have about 47 things I should be doing, stitching seems to always find its way to the top of the list. Especially when it's cute Christmas stitching. I've been obsessive about reindeer for the past year, so this piece has been ridiculously fun to stitch. It's "The... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at a whole lotta latte
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Today marks the second of two office Christmas parties. It's the best day in the office. Ever. Food all day long. Not even kidding. From the second we all walk through the doors until the second we leave, it's wall to wall food. Breakfast, lunch, desserts, snacks, you name it,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at a whole lotta latte
Thanks, Robin! Oh, that gingerbread is just.....so, so good. I've been debating about making more, but have been holding off. I may not be able to contain myself for much longer, though! Sounds like you have a great start to the Christmas season! I still have to finish all my shopping, let alone get any wrapped or in the mail. I hope you're able to get your tree up today or tomorrow! Enjoy your Sunday!! PS - you should definitely try that gingerbread recipe - you don't even need a mixer - just two big bowls and a whisk!
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It's hard to believe we're already at 8 December already. I mean, really. There are only 17 days left till Christmas!! I need to start binge watching my Christmas specials. I still have some saved on my DVR from last year - 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (anyone else remember... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
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Well, I'm already a little behind, but that's ok. I have photos mapped out for yesterday and today, so at least I'm on track to being somewhat up-to-date. Here's Day 2: I spent the bulk of the night sewing a nursing cover for my sister. I promised her one as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
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I am seriously determined to keep up with this album this year. Seriously determined. Having a photo printer this go-around will hopefully help with that. Yesterday was your regular run-of-the-mill Monday. Nothing crazy to report. I did continue working on a few projects, including making envelopes for my Christmas cards.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
Love this, Marie! I love the retro feel of both fonts and of the graphic of the kids. Makes me think of all the old Christmas movies that I'll be binge watching soon! White Christmas is my all-time fav. Cannot wait to see your album this year. You create the most beautiful December Daily albums!
Toggle Commented Dec 1, 2014 on December Daily: Cover at Stitch In Time
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I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! This year, I ventured to NYC for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Why, you ask? Simple. My friend, Matt, was marching in the parade as a member of the Madison Scouts. He was one of 426 participants, made up of current and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
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Yeah, I know. It's been looking like Christmas since before Halloween, but places are starting to put up their lights, so it's really starting to look Christmassy here :-) If you couldn't guess, Christmas is my ABSOLUTE favorite time of year. I'm a summer baby through-and-through, but Christmas makes me... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
Yikes!! Hope she is doing well and is on the mend soon! Thoughts and prayers to her and your family.
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2014 on Update at Stitch In Time
Yes! Giampino's in Havertown. That place is so good. Thank you! I thought that stork was super cute, and he had to come home with me to make these invites. That paper is awesome, isn't it?! I love the gold polka dots on the mint paper. Love the invites and the thank you notes you made for your sister! I'm so sorry your sister had to be in the hospital right before her shower. Everything you made sounds really special, and again, the cards are so adorable. I'm sure she appreciated everything you did for her. Thank you so much for sharing, Anna!
Toggle Commented Nov 1, 2014 on Baby Shower Goodies at a whole lotta latte
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My baby sister is having a baby! Naturally, I had to outdo myself, and make everything for the shower. Ok, not literally everything...but close. First up: the invites. Why buy them when you can make them, amiright?? Especially when you don't know the gender of the baby - much easier... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
Thanks, Sue! Happy Halloween! :-)
Toggle Commented Nov 1, 2014 on Happy Halloween!! at a whole lotta latte
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Well. October flew by. Before you know it, it'll be CHRISTMAS. I know I know I know I know. But I kinda can't wait. I finally did the finish work for Beggar's Night! Just in time to put it out for one day, and then get out all my Thanksgiving... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
I totally understand wanting to keep that for yourself! When I was in NYC over Labor Day weekend, I was by myself, and decided to do something on complete impulse. I almost never do things on total impulse, but this particular incident turned out to be one of the most memorable experiences I've ever had. The next day, I had a blog post all ready to go with the entire story of everything that happened. Then, as I sat there staring at my computer, I got this overwhelming feeling that, no, this story is for me. I printed out my typed story, and immediately put it into my PL album, along with other things from that day. So, I still told my story, but I kept it close. It also fits in with my OLW for this year, so it ended up being a perfect fit for everything I'm documenting this year. I love your blog and your IG feed is incredible. I love seeing your adventures and I take notes on all the fantastic coffee places you post about - I, too, am a complete coffee addict, always in search of the perfect coffee shop!
Toggle Commented Oct 30, 2014 on Work + Travel: Join Me, Will You? at My Wanderlist
Love these, Marie! Thank you for sharing! I was just thinking I needed to get my DD album together (well, at least get some supplies ready...), and start making my cards. Christmas will be here before we know it!!
Love Harry Potter and love your album! I was at the Wizarding World in February, and seeing your album makes me want to go back and see all the new stuff they added!!
Robin, all of it is so great, right!!?! Thank you! The moulding is absolutely perfect. Another one that was the first one I picked, and went, "Yep. This is the one." Have a wonderful weekend!!
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2014 on Sleepy Hollow | Cross Stitch at a whole lotta latte
Beth, aren't all those details amazing! I love this piece! Thanks for stopping by!!
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2014 on Sleepy Hollow | Cross Stitch at a whole lotta latte
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“There is nothing like the silence and loneliness of night to bring dark shadows over the brightest mind.” ― Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories Christmas is hands-down-without-a-doubt my favorite holiday ever, but Halloween is a close second. The crisp air, the fallen leaves, the spooky... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
Thanks, Terri!!! It's SUCH a fun piece to stitch, especially on that fabric. How PERFECT is that frame!!!!!! As soon as I saw it, I didn't even look at any others - I knew that was the one!!!!!
Thanks, Robin! I love Plum Street Samplers designs - the colors and patterns are always so perfect and beautiful! Batteries are recharged! Have a great rest of the week!!!
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2014 on October. at a whole lotta latte
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so, i realized something today. ok, maybe a couple things. a) it's october, which means HALLOWEEN. i love halloween. well. maybe i just love candy. separate issue. 2) it's WAY too cold already for this time of year when i'm driving into work. my dash read 46 degrees this morning,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
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Well. It's October. I don't know how, but it is. The month of September flew by so fast, and I'm already terrified that I'm going to blink and it'll be Christmas morning. September is always a busy month for me at work, which doesn't help as time flies on by.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at a whole lotta latte
Thanks, Robin! Smalls are the best to take when you're on travel. Williamsburg sounds wonderful! The one and only time I was in Williamsburg was for a high school trip. I hope to get back there one day - I love all the historical aspects of the town. Hope you had a great weekend and have a great week!