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SouleMama
Coastal Maine
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Here we are, already many days into December! We began to 'deck the halls' a bit here and there, and kicked off the month by hosting a family party - with 16 cousins under the age of 15, oh my!... Continue reading
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Greetings from Silk Oak! At Silk Oak, we've been making our hand silkscreened, original design goods in downtown Ithaca, New York since 1977, having fun and making lots of friends along the way. In that time, we've printed over half... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at SouleMama
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Greetings from Imagine Childhood! Imagine Childhood is a family owned and operated company specializing in earth-friendly goods, craft and activity tutorials and educational supplies that support and nurture the magic of childhood. Our carefully curated collection focuses on products that... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at SouleMama
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Do you know that I've never done any stranded knitting? I don't know why, really. I suppose I thought it would be too attention-consuming for the kind of knitting that I mostly do (being that of a Mom usually doing... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at SouleMama
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Issue 20::SHARE is out! Just in time for all your holiday making and baking, it's chock full of great holiday recipes, patterns, and tutorials. There is so much goodness to try in these pages, it's one of my favorite issues... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at SouleMama
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Hello December! I'm so pleased to welcome the following Sponsors for December! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Around the World Stories Around the World Stories provides original audio stories... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at SouleMama
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Quite accidentally, I chose the perfect color yarn for my traveling knitting project, as the colors on my needles were reflected everywhere we went in Lisbon. It's a lovely skein of cashmere from a great local shop, Fiber and Vine.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at SouleMama
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If ever there is a more welcoming way to arrive to a new country than by walking into a yarn store, I certainly can't think of it. With just a few hours sleep on our red-eye flight across the ocean,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Bee's Wrap: Sustainable Food Storage! Bee's Wrap is the sustainable alternative to plastic wrap for food storage. Wrap cheese, a crusty loaf of bread, and fruits and vegetables. Cover a bowl, or pack a snack for your next... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Nova Natural! Nova Natural is a small, family-run business based in the beautiful state of Vermont. Our goal is to be your trusted source for children’s toys and crafts that allow imaginations to run wild, engage curious minds,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at SouleMama
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Dear SouleMama Readers, During this week of thanks, I want to pause today to say thank you to the people and businesses who support this space as Sponsors. The work that they do often fills my hand and home and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at SouleMama
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Home, home, home! Ah, it feels so good to be here. I arrived late at night, more than a little bit jet-lagged, very cold and soaking wet (that's a long story), knowing that I needed to dive right into birthday... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at SouleMama
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I am transitioning back home, where there is snow on the ground and a definite chill in the air! But as I do so, I am thinking especially of one wonderful afternoon wandering the gardens of Jardim Botanico Tropical, in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Pipsticks! Pipsticks is a subscription sticker club. We send the world’s coolest stickers from around the world to your mailbox each and every month! With thousands of subscribers in over 50 countries, we’ve been working hard at the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Sarah's Silks! We make simple, beautiful toys to inspire children to pretend, as the true work of childhood is to play! Our playsilks, dressups, fort building kits and other toys are designed by me with the help of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2016 at SouleMama
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We paid a visit to Sintra yesterday, and now I understand why so many of you insisted I go there! Of course the palace was colorful and grand (and oh my little ones would have loved it all), but the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at SouleMama
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Paula - i didn't even notice this one before i replied below. honestly, I agree that mainstream media is beholden to corporate sponsors and therefore unreliable, but Rush and the far right are fully supported by a propaganda machine and they would never let the truth get in the way of their cash flow which comes from giving the listeners what they want to hear. I highly recommend doing extensive google searches for neutral, truthful media. I go with NPR and Reuters but will stray to the left and right of there to see what others are saying. you can do fact checks on anything that politicians (or others on the radar) say - always helpful. Try using Snopes - very reliable for sorting out fact from fiction. I'd so much rather be disappointed than fooled... Steve
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We are settled into this beautiful city for a few days. And already, I am feeling full from the good food, generous people, and beauty everywhere I turn. I'm fairly certain I should go home and right away paint my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at SouleMama
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wonderful - thank you Steve
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Hi Paula - I get where you're coming from and appreciate the peace flag, I just don't have a lot of energy left for that argument right now. Hillary lost. I guess the one thing I'd say is that finding reliable news sources should be a priority for people. Unfortunately, politics is a game of lies and trickery and we are left to sort it out... Best to you - Steve
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I suppose your sarcasm says a lot more about you than it does me. Here's to better days ahead for you! Steve
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While Amanda is getting some well deserved 40th birthday cheer, frolicking about the Portuguese countryside, I've begun to get questions from our Thanksgiving guests. What can we bring? Where are the holes in the menu? Are all the regulars coming?... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Anne Riggs Design! Anne Riggs Designs is a one-woman business located in Portland, Maine. Anne presents beautifully handmade reusable products for your home and family, from paper towels, cloth napkins and bowl covers to baby wipes to makeup... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Alewives Fabrics! Alewives Fabrics is owned by the mother/daughter team of Barbara Neeson and Rhea Butler. We've been in business since 1975 and our family has owned the shop since 2004. We sell to local customers through our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at SouleMama
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This morning, I will plant the garlic. Not because it's one of the last thing on my to do list and I want to check it off, but because it is an action of hope, and an investment in the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at SouleMama
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