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My Retired Life on the Prairie
Overland Park, Kansas
Learning to navagate this new territory called retirement. So far so good!
Interests: I live by the three C's - cooking, crafting & creating. I love dishes and linen and setting a pretty table because everyday should be celebrated. Creating a pretty home is important to me and my best days are spent fluffing and puffing in my happy place - my home. Follow along over on Instagram @suzanne_zingg
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When I posted this photo on Instagram I had no idea so many of you would want the recipe. Grandma called it "See's Fudge" but I'm not sure that is where the original recipe came from. All I know is that it's easy and pretty much fail-proof. This recipe makes... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at My Retired Life on the Prairie
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How to make a no sew personalized Santa Sack pillow Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2018 at My Retired Life on the Prairie
Well, welcome neighbor! Kansas is such an amazing place to live and we couldn't be happier to be here. I hope you'll follow me on Instagram too where I share about finding joy in everyday living.(suzanne_zingg)
Well, welcome neighbor! Kansas is such an amazing place to live and we couldn't be happier to be here. I hope you'll follow me on Instagram too where I share about finding joy in everyday living.(suzanne_zingg)
Carole you know I love to share and hopefully inspire. Thanks for following along!
Patty I hope you will share your photos of your pumpkins and towels with me. You always inspire me. Miss you!
Oh, I miss my sweet sewing friends from Strawberry Patches! I'm so glad you got in a visit. These are simple and so fun and fast to do. I keep asking myself, "How many pumpkins does one need"? I think I have enough silk velvet to start a Patch of another kind. ha
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How to make elegant velvet pumpkins with natural stems. Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2018 at My Retired Life on the Prairie
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Small world huh Karen? I'm so glad you found me and this fun, creative community. Welcome!
Pam, the blush velvet is on a tube in the decorator fabric section. The crushed penne is easiest to work with so you might start with that one. Good luck with the stems, they just make the pumpkins.
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Back in 2014 we made fabric covered pumpkins as a make-it take-it at Strawberry Patches during a fall shop hop. We went though cases of toilet paper (yup, that's the secret ingredient) and hundreds of fat quarters. To this day that was probably the most fun free project we ever... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at My Retired Life on the Prairie
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The Tale of the Velveteen Pumpkin There once was a farmer named Mister Johnson who planted a huge pumpkin patch in hopes that children would come from near and far with their families to pick the perfect fall pumpkin. He planted orange Jack-o-lantern pumpkins, pie pumpkins, some fancy ones called... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at My Retired Life on the Prairie
You certainly could use those paper ones but I just used the plastic ones like you find at the dollar stores.
I think that's what I love most about this community - that we inspire and encourage one another. Your creations are always so on point and they always inspire me.
Everything was really very simple to do. I hope you try Mod Podging the pumpkins - it's so fun!
Christmas? well give me at least until the middle of October! ha You're kitchen is going to be spectacular and you so deserve a beautiful kitchen. Can't wait to see what you've done. In the mean time, I'll be working on that Christmas craft for the girls.
Ooo Pam, you take care! There is too much fall fun to be done to be sick in bed. So glad you liked my treat boxes - they were fun!
Thank you Debbie, they were so fun to do. I think I could make them forever but I guess I'd need to have a huge party so I'd have a reason to. You are such an inspiration to me. I hope Rob is feeling better and that you're back in your craft room soon. Thanks so much for stopping by!
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If you've been following me on Instagram (suzanne_zingg) you've probably noticed that I've been a bit obsessed with decoupage as of late. It started with apples moved on to pumpkins then graduated to ice cream cups. My inspiration for these projects was from my favorite Halloween decorations by Nicol Sayre.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at My Retired Life on the Prairie
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A ceramic skull? Sounds fun!
Decorating has been especially fun since I've retired and have more time. I'm not sure I'd do as much of it if it weren't for sharing on social media - you are all so encouraging and I love you for that. When I was working, the thought of getting it all out and then putting it all away overwhelmed me, now it's fun and exhilarating!
My grandson spent the past four days with us and he helped me with my photography, so thank you!
I love hearing from you Barbara. Thank you!
Well, Diane we'd be having a glass of vino. ha
You are always so kind to leave a comment and I soo appreciate it! Yes, I did have fun thinking about and doing the decorating. I can't begin to imagine what my life would be without it. That garland was a fluke with its white wash but I love how it turned out. I'll be doing more of that in the future. Can't wait to see your decorating - I always love what you do.