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I'm coming to the end of my "official" maternity leave. I am blessed that a big part of my day job is blogging. It's the only thing I consistently do week after week and the piece of my "freelance income... Continue »
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I started to consider brave for my 2013 one little word last September. It popped into my head and I figured I would keep it in mind unless something better came along. And while a lot ended up coming along,... Continue »
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Andy is back at work. The house is so quiet! It's just us girls here. Amelia's sleeping on my lap. I'm watching Gilmore Girls from the beginning. The Bee is looking out the window. Clover's sitting in Andy's spot. Pining.... Continue »
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like many of you i love perusing books for craft + art inspiration. often i turn to my bookshelf when i am looking for a particular technique or specific "how-to" + sometimes i pull down a book for pure inspiration... Continue »
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I often get questions about how I work my personal life into my blog posts - where I draw the line, how I deal with privacy concerns, if I think sharing has helped grow my business, etc. This is a... Continue »
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Sometimes I think about my blog (or my Instagram feed) and how much I bounce around from project to project and I have to laugh. It's a giant ping-pong table of crafts. I am a baker. I am a knitter.... Continue »
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Whenever someone comments on the blog, I get an email. I like it because it's easy to keep up with and answer questions when I get them. I love it because sometimes, someone reading the archives will leave a comment... Continue »
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I saw this on pinterest the other day and immediately wanted to scrawl it across every wall in my apartment with black paint. In some ways, I felt like this statement had become my mantra. But the ironic thing is,... Continue »
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When I was about four or five, I remember measuring summers by the number of scabs and scars on my knees. I remember thinking "I fell down nine times this summer." I also remember loosing track of all the big... Continue »
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For those of you who start thinking about your holiday decor months in advance (not me), I'm going to share three Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas that I came up with for AOL's Kitchen Daily. Yes, while the rest of you were... Continue »
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I have to agree with Molly. I definitely smell Fall. The smells of freshly sharpened #2 pencils and new backpacks. Daily discussions slowly evolving from "where's my super soaker?" to "it says I need a solar calulator". Another summer is... Continue »
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Photo of me taken on the Oregon coast by the fabulous © Tracey Clark My current mantra: I am not in a hurry. I am not in a hurry. This past Tuesday I joined in on another Paperclipping Roundtable discussion.... Continue »
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As we were driving North from Virginia toward Maine, each child had their own laminated map of the U.S. As the boys followed along our route, Wyatt got a serious look on his face. He had a question. "Why was Deleware orange on the map, but was still green and brown outside the car window?" But after arriving in Portland and upon visiting Mackworth Island we learned that in face, different areas of the country do in fact have different colors. Even though our trip is just beginning, Maine will forever be brilliant colors of amethyst purple and brilliant cerulean yellow-green. This has me thinking...I wonder if our house swap friends think our beach has "a color pallet"? What colors would a visitor notice in the natural areas of your hometown? Interesting thoughts today. Continue »
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Definitely a new favorite shop and blog of mine...Neëst ... from France....with a passion for decoration and especially for the 'Natural style of life', Neëst only recently opened it's online doors... but totally understands what a gorgeous shop should look... Continue »
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Today I worked on putting together my travel album from a trip to New Zealand and Australia last August - using the September Kit of the Month. This is one of those trips where I took along a travel journal... Continue »
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FULL MOON WALKS BY SUZANNE SCHOENFELDER A family in a book called Walk When the Moon Is Full (Francis Hamerstrom & Robert Katona 1974; out of print) took a walk in the evening on every full moon for one year.... Continue »
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The fireflies were out tonight. The first really abundant group... Continue »
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It's summer. Full-on, lazy-living, shade-seeking summer. Those kinds of days... Continue »
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Welcome to Day Four of a week-long series on Scrapbooking With Your Computer. Today I want to share a video tutorial (see below) that walks you through the process of creating a layout using a layered template in Photoshop Elements.... Continue »
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