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Release Day for My Favorite Things Stamps is almost here! Tuesday evening at 9pm Eastern time, all of the January products will be available. I chose the Stitched Heart Peek-a-Boo Window Die-namics to feature tonight because I wanted to make a shaker card as an encouragement card for a friend. Stamps sets that I used were Deepest Sympathy and Painted Flowers--both from previous releases. In addition to the products that I've shared here, there are several fabulous new products being showcased today; I hope you get a chance to visit the MFT Stamps Blog for a complete list of designers playing along with today's new products AND to enter for prizes! Remember that while all MFT products that I used are linked below, the NEW product links won't be live until Release time--that's Tuesday, January 9, at 9pm Eastern time. All other links should work now. Thank you for stopping... Continue »
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No doubt many of you recall that when Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore was accused of -- among many other things -- antisemitism, his wife, Kayla Moore, came to his defense by saying that they had a "Jewish lawyer." Given... Continue »
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Blog: Seth's Blog
You never do. Instead, you get paid what other people think you're worth. That's an empathic flip that makes it all make sense. Instead of feeling undervalued or disrespected, you can focus on creating a reputation and a work product... Continue »
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My Vintage Wedding Scrapbook starts out with few photos. Thirty years ago on this day, French Husband and I were married under a rainstorm. I wore my Grandmother's moth-eaten, paper thin, silk wedding dress. My mother was worried it would fall off of me when I walked down the aisle. I didn't care I liked my Grandmother's wedding dress, even if it were shabby and not chic. French Husband wore the same wedding tuxedo that his Father wore for his marriage. Which was very chic. It was midnight blue. His mother came to California, from France, for our wedding. But his father could not because he was seriously ill. We told each other we would write our own marriage vows. The eve before our wedding day French Husband hadn't penned his. I was not pleased. My bride-to-be-nerves kicked in. He told me he was going to say them in French. I cried saying he could be saying anything to me and I wouldn't understand. He told me to look into his eyes that they would speak clearly to me. Horrible as it might sound, I smirked at him. I still feel bad about that. We did not have bridesmaids or groomsmen... we told everyone gathered that they were our witnesses. My cousin Julie picked Calli lilies from a garden for my wedding bouquet. I tied an old lace ribbon around them and called it good. My father was horrified that his only daughter was "doing" her wedding like this... Threadbare dress, handmade wedding invitations, no professional photographer, flowers from a garden, no maid of honor... no wedding register. What would people think of him! I told him it didn't matter because the wedding was exactly as I wanted it to be. He nearly died when an Aunt called offering to buy me a wedding dress. French Husband and I were married at ten in the morning in the Catholic church in Willows. To say that the last twenty-some years have been blissful would not be the truth. To say that it has been easy would be a lie as well. To say we have held on to the good moments and stuck it out in through the rough patches would be honest. Our marriage is a commitment to bear witness to one another's lives. To stand by one another and love through thick and thin. What were the details of... Continue »
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Blog: 3quarksdaily
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by Leanne Ogasawara It was 2011. I knew ... Continue »
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Daan Roosegaarde. Gates of Light. Windvogel. Glowing Nature. 2017. Installations by Studio Roosegaarde. "The new futuristic entrance of the dike GATES OF LIGHT brings the 60 monumental floodgates of 1932 back to their former glory. Every day 20.000 cars pass... Continue »
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by Thomas Manuel In both academia and in the minds of the general reading public, there seems to be a hierarchy when it comes to fiction. ‘Literary' fiction is (infuriatingly) deemed to be more noteworthy than genre fiction, for example.... Continue »
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The other day, I heard a tv ad with a catchy song about the “Crimbo Limbo” (the song stuck in my head but I really couldn’t tell you what they were advertising!). You know, that period between Christmas and the new year, where we’ve eaten too much, watched too much... Continue »
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Blog: Rob's Blog
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I never thought about how truly random each New Year's Day is until Neil deGrasse Tyson reminded me of it in a tweet today. Great science communicators have a tough job to do. Sometimes they get to reveal things that are fascinating and important, but sometimes they have to kill... Continue »
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Do you ever see a beautiful yarn which you can't resist and buy just one skein without any real idea what you're going to do with it apart from simply admiring it and giving it a squish every now and then? (Please reassure me that I'm not the only one... Continue »
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Blog: Nile Blog
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We all need to put boundaries between ourselves and other people because we need a certain amount of space in order to think clearly and act properly. If you don’t put up boundaries, people will abuse you and your kindness. You might even be forced to do things that go... Continue »