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3 Ways to Keep Your Holiday Spirit
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3 Ways to Keep Your Holiday Spirit

The Holiday Season is here. The crisp air, crunchy leaves, soup on the stove, snugly pajamas (or loungewear if you are wearing lip gloss), and an excuse to “test” cookie recipes like Something Swanky’s Smore’s bars. When leftover turkey is like Manna from Heaven. And Decorating for Christmas…How I love…
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Closet Declutter- 4 Rules to Tame the Beast
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Closet Declutter- 4 Rules to Tame the Beast

I’m a mighty woman of God, right? I have Victory through Christ, don’t I? I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength, can’t I? That’s what I thought. Until… I took a good look at MY CLOSET! (Cue the horror movie scream.) How can one little area cause…
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Wool Felt Pumpkin- A Tutorial
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Wool Felt Pumpkin- A Tutorial

Hello, Pumpkin! Welcome to my first “Let’s Get Crafty” tutorial. These wool felt pumpkins are quick and easy (and BEYOND adorable)  but have great detail to take them a step above the “gathered fabric circle” pumpkin. (Those are totally cute, too. No judgement zone, remember!) I love working with wool. The…
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My Favorite Season
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My Favorite Season

Fall, you’re my favorite season. Why won’t you show yourself? Enough of this “am I having a hot flash or is it just still summer” weather! Here’s what happened in my house when the calendar turned to September. I got super excited because it’s my Hashtag Favorite!! I stitched up a…
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5 things I’ve FALLen in Love with in August
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5 things I’ve FALLen in Love with in August

 “I’m in love- I’m in love- and I don’t care who knows it!” -Buddy The Elf That’s how I feel about Fall. Give me changing leaves, cooler temperatures, pumpkin anything, streusel topped apple pie, snuggling under a blanket by the fire and crock pot cooking. Give me leggings, oversized sweaters…
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4  of the Hardest Lessons that go beyond LongArm Quilting
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4 of the Hardest Lessons that go beyond LongArm Quilting

Here they are. The Final 4. The Big Ones. The hardest lessons of all. These represent where I am now. The in-between space of better than I was but not where I want to be in life AND in my Quilting. I look at work produced by award-winning quilters and think,…
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Heirloom Thinking to Baby Quilt Problems
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Heirloom Thinking to Baby Quilt Problems

Deciding is the hardest part. What will I make for dinner? What will I binge-watch on Netflix next? Do I get up or hit snooze? Can throwing on lipgloss make me look “casual chic” instead of “just rolled out of bed”? When it comes to quilting, there are three things I like…
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Life Lessons through Longarm Quilting
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Life Lessons through Longarm Quilting

I’ve been around. Not in the 1950’s “certain types of girls” kind of way, but having a spouse in the military lends itself to a bit of a nomadic existence. I’ve been a receptionist, a nanny, and a preschool teacher. I’ve travelled, lived in a foreign country, and in spite…
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Are you Holding Back or Living Wholeheartedly?
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Are you Holding Back or Living Wholeheartedly?

I am a big chicken! I don’t like carnival rides, going on adventures, Trust exercises, or being DARED to do something. As a matter of fact, if you say “I dare you”, I won’t do the “dare” on purpose! (Rebellious much?) I sat down with my 2 chosen books and said,…
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Unpack on Purpose
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Unpack on Purpose

Big changes are all around me and I’m practicing my breathing exercises as I unpack boxes. Step 1 Stop holding my breath! Step 2 When I start breathing again, make sure I have a paper bag to breath INTO! This is our 11th move in 20 years. You’d think the only possessions I’d…
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