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New Ribbon Flower Tutorial

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Learn to make your own elegant ribbon flowers with my new downloadable tutorial. Designed for folks with some hand sewing experience. (No machine sewing!) Making a flower takes less than 30 minutes with only a few supplies and materials, and

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52 Pillows – #28 – Cube

Our house is pretty small and there’s not much room for a traditional kind of ottoman. Add in a toddler with a feeding tube attached to a rolling pole and there’s definitely not room for a traditional ottoman. So when

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Pablo Picasso: Homeschool Art Lessons

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We got a late start on art this year so my first lesson wasn’t until mid-November. I chose Pablo Picasso¬†as our first artist to study because he had so many styles and used different mediums. He’s well-known and I thought

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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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52 Pillows – #24 – Chocolate

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My husband showed this video to me about Phil Hansen, an artist who developed neurological damage resulting in permanent shakiness of his hands, and how, after coming to terms with this challenge, actually used it to his advantage and as

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52 Pillows – #22 – The Ten-Minute Pillow

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Baby’s napping. Never know how long she’ll sleep… My son’s been wanting a fuzzy purple pillow… I have had the instructions for “The Ten-Minute Pillow” for, I don’t know, 7 years or more, so today seems like a good time

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52 Pillows – #21 – Pinwheel

52 Pillows #21 Pinwheel

A year and a half ago I launched a year-long creative project, 52 Pillows, where I committed to creating a new pillow every week for a year with the intention of elevating myself out of surviving and into thriving. I wanted

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Give a girl the right shoes…

“…and she can conquer the world,” Marilyn Monroe claimed. So the earlier you start with the right shoes, the better, right? Like these baby mary janes you can crochet yourself, epattern from TwoGirlsPatterns.etsy.com. And why stop at shoes when there

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