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Surviving the Winter Storm of 2021

Surviving the Winter Storm of 2021

On Saturday, February 13th a winter storm started coming into the Middle Tennessee area that would lock us down for many days as the roads became impassable and wrecks were happening all over the city. By Sunday everything was frozen solid due to extremely cold...

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The Victorian Village Cross-stitch Series

The Victorian Village Cross-stitch Series

This project was inspired by a project I saw back in 1993 in The Cross Stitcher Magazine. I had just gotten into cross stitching and was ordering different magazines when I came across this project and dreamed of making it. I knew it would take a long time, but it was...

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My Craft Room is my Favorite Room in the House

My Craft Room is my Favorite Room in the House

When we started looking for a house my top request was that I would have my own office/craft room. There was no getting around this request as it was the main reason we were moving out of the RV. Although this room will probably always be a work in progress I am very...

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Gone But Not Forgotten

Gone But Not Forgotten

February 2nd marked the thirteen anniversary of the year I lost my beloved, Brian. He was only forty-six when he went to be with the Lord. Way too young in my opinion. Our older children were married with children of their own, but our youngest two were a junior and...

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Wallflower Craft Paint Storage made from PVC

Wallflower Craft Paint Storage made from PVC

When I bought my house back in December I knew that one of the bedrooms would be used as my craft/sewing/office room and I would definitely need some organization in order to maintain an organized space. I had pinned exactly what I wanted to do with my paints thanks...

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My One of Many Storage Tubs

My One of Many Storage Tubs

I found the cutest pattern for storage tubs from Rosie Taylor Crafts. I made the small size to put my clips in and cannot wait to make the medium and large version. To be honest, I can't believe I haven't already made a slew of these. The pattern is very easy to...

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I Must Always Remember to Breathe

I Must Always Remember to Breathe

Remembering to breathe when your met with major life decisions is not always an easy task. This past year has been a real struggle for me. It started in December of 2019 when my husband and I separated. That time did not last very long, but in the coming year there...

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Recipe – Enchiladas

Recipe – Enchiladas

One of my favorite Mexican dishes is Enchiladas. One of my previous mother-in-laws taught me how to make them back in the 80's and I have since changed the recipe up a little bit. One of the big differences that I see between her recipe and others made similar is that...

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My Hannah Shirt Creation

My Hannah Shirt Creation

As I've said many times, I love to sew and create things, whether it's something for me to wear or display in my house, it is a feeling of accomplishment when I see the finished project. I've been buying pdf sewing patterns off the internet for about two years. I hate...

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