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52 Pillows – #29 – Happy Trees

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One of my husband’s favorite t-shirts finally fell apart to the point where I couldn’t repair it. As he came to terms with this sad reality, he asked me, “Can you make it into a pillow?” Of course!… And so

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Parenting is Not for Wimps

While we were in and out of the hospital with our young daughter this past year, our 10-year-old son was changing, and not in a good way. What first tipped us off to something being wrong was school. While our

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52 Pillows – #27 – Milkweed

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When you think of Milkweed, you may think pesky weed, sticky white sap or something like that. Personally, I like it. I have fond memories of driving with my dad in the rural areas looking for Monarch Butterfly caterpillars on

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52 Pillows – Halfway! A Recap

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In February 2011 I began my “year-long” 52 Pillows Project. At the time, I felt my life had “become about surviving, being practical and efficient, stretching every dollar, sometimes just getting through the day” because of the stress. I was

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Living With Uncertainty

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Jenna, our 2-year-old, has had a feeding tube for over half her life now. When she first had it put in, I never expected more than a year later she would still need it or that we would have made

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52 Pillows – #26 – Face

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My original idea for this pillow was to emulate this jacket I made years ago. The jacket face design was appliqu├ęd using woven apparel and quilting fabrics. For the pillow I decided to try felt, but I had planned on

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Gluten-Free Peach Crisp

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When I found out my son and I had a gluten intolerance, especially to oats, I started experimenting with favorite recipes. Peach Crisp is one of the many I’ve worked on and though our family really enjoys it, even my

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Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler

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One of my favorite peach dessert recipes from childhood is Peach Cobbler, eating it fresh out of the oven on a brisk fall night… Never mind that the evening I made it this week it was still in the 90s,

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My Favorite Season

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My favorite time of year is approaching. Autumn, you say? Well, I do enjoy autumn, but actually no, my favorite season is Peach Season! I missed Peach Season last year being in the hospital with my daughter. So I’ve vowed

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So Grateful

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As we celebrated Jenna’s 2nd birthday this week and as the one-year anniversary of Jenna’s diagnosis approaches, I feel nothing but gratitude… I am so grateful for Jenna, for her sweet, glorious spirit, her breathtaking smile, her delight in life

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