• putting Easter eggs in the window gives kids something to hunt for
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    Easter Egg Window Hunt

    With everything that’s going on in the world, I’m enjoying the creative ways people are coming up with to help out or provide joy to others. From small businesses pivoting to make masks to people setting up relief for restaurant…

  • Printing card sentiments gives you more options, and more control than stamping.
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    Printing Card Sentiments

    I’ve made cards for several years now after a coworker invited me to a card making class. I find a lot of ideas on Pinterest, but sometimes don’t have sentiment stamps to work with card layouts I like. Recently I…

  • December 2019: a dark book series, RVA pie shop, lots of cards & crafting, and a little fitness
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    Goal Summary for December 2019

    December always seems to be a busy month (but aren’t they all?). We went to see Hamilton at the beginning of the month. It was face paced, witty, and spectacularly executed. I just got back from visiting family and have…

  • CraftMagnets sheets hold framelits and can be removed to display the pictures below. #craftstorage #framelit #framelitstorage #thinlit #thinlitstorage #craftroom #craftorganization #verticalstorage
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    Framelit Storage That Doubles As Decor

    It’s no secret among my friends that I love to craft. Whether it’s yarn, paper, or random craft supplies – I’ve got a stash of it. For framelits, I hated the little envelopes they come in. I couldn’t see them…

  • September 2019: an adventurous van life novel, craft beer at a gas station, Christmas cards, & lifting
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    Goal Summary for September 2019

    Where did September go? Often I feel like time is moving fast, but September flew by. But at the same time looking back to things that happened just a few weeks ago, it feels like forever. Funny how some months…

  • August 2019: Books by famous folks, exploring Culpeper, a colorful card, and lots of steps.
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    Goal Summary for August 2019

    August was a very busy month, ending with a shiny diamond ring. We’re engaged! August 25, 2019 is one to remember 🙂 While my brain is hopping into planning mode, I’m trying to keep myself in check and remember that…

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    Goal Summary for March 2019

    March was a much better month than February. After getting sick and having Gimli in a cone [again] a month with nothing crazy was a welcome change. And the weather started to warm up, which has a magically positive effect…

  • cards saying "your little baby is big news" and "happily ever after"
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    Big Sentiment Card Layout

    Cards with simple, clean layouts are my favorite. They’re easier to make because colors, stamps, and embossing can be swapped out to customize the look of your card. Many stamp sets include large sentiment stamps, and this is the perfect…

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    A Checklist of Goals for 2019

    I’m not normally one to make New Years resolutions. Most people say things like “get fit” or “be more present”. Those things are hard to measure. Without data how will you know you’ve achieved your goal? That’s why I haven’t…

  • 3 Christmas card designs
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    3 Christmas Card Designs

    I usually make a large batch of Christmas cards over the summer, which give me plenty of time to make many different designs as I methodically craft enough to check off names on my Christmas card list. This year that…