Saturday Snapshots: Spring

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With Spring now upon us I figured it was high time that I did another Saturday Snapshots post.  These posts are more personal in nature, just a way for us to get to know each other a little bit better. I totally fell off the “Saturday Snapshots” bandwagon last winter…. let’s just say I didn’t… 

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Caramel Waffles or Stroopwafels

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This delicious post is sponsored by Domino Sugar as a part of the Mom it Forward Network // One of my husbands favorite treats during the time he lived in the Netherlands were Stroopwafels.  These waffles found mostly at outdoor markets, were crispy cookie like waffles with a caramel syrup filling.  You can buy them… 

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Instagram Mini Photo Album

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This post is sponsored, which means that Lifestyle Crafts supplied the products for today’s project! /// I don’t know about you but I am absolutely addicted to Instagram!  I love to flip though my feed a few times a day and see what all of my friends both near and far are up to.  Yes… 

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DIY Leather trimmed Laptop Case

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  Anyone have a shiny new laptop that needs a case?  Today I’m sharing this free sewing pattern for a Leather Laptop Sleeve over at Bernina’s WeAllSew.com blog.   This one’s made to fit a 13” MacBook pro but you can easily resize it as you wish for other sizes of laptops.   The bottom… 

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Fabric Fest

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A gorgeous quilt on display in the store at Fabric Fest (note to self: time to sew with solids) Hi guys! Before I get into my Fabric Fest wrap up a few items of business: -If you were in my Retro Travel Bag Class the tutorial on this blog has been updated with all of… 

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My Retro Travel Bag Sewing Class!

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  Hey there I’m in Vegas! I’m teaching this week at Riley Blake’s Fabric Fest.  I am so excited that the event is finally here. I’ve been planning out the details of my class all summer. Part of planning out my class was making a few new Retro Travel bags to use as classroom examples…. 

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Hawaiian Quilts & a few links

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  One of the things I was especially excited to learn about on my recent trip to Hawaii was the art of Hawaiian quilting. I’ve always loved the bold colors and simple designs of Hawaiian quilts. Since I know that many of you love quilting and fabric as much as I do, that you would… 

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Saturday Snapshots: Hawaii pt 2

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I thought today I’d share a bit more with you about the rest of our trip to Hawaii.  We pick up on day 4…  Let me first tell you that “vacation induced oneryness” has begun to set in at this point.  The photos are pretty but we were not without our fair share of “who… 

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Saturday Snapshots: Hawaii pt. 1

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I thought I’d share a bit with you about my very first trip to Hawaii!  I was not going to share much about my trip here on my blog, but then my husband protested… he says that he really enjoys reading the posts about our trips. Plus I do have to admit that I frequently… 

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DIY Photo Album

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  //Disclosure: Affiliate links are included in this post. This is a compensated post, I received complimentary product in exchange for this post. // I like to keep a stack of mini travel photo albums on our coffee table in my living room.  I try to make a little scrapbook for each trip that we take…. 

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Fun Fabric Luggage Tags

Fabric Luggage Tags
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Are you or someone you know traveling this summer?  Want your bag to stand out in the luggage pick up at the airport?  Why not make some fun and unique luggage tags?   (You can find the pattern for the bag in the photo here) I actually shared the free printable for these luggage tags a… 

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Some City Shopping

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  Last weekend I went on a little adventure in New York City with my family.  My husband and I both went for work, and with the holiday weekend and the end of school near we decided it would be a good time to take the kids to see the City. I have only been… 

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Is it a trip or is it a Vacation?

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You may not think that there is much difference between a trip and a vacation, but I’m going to tell you there is.  If you’re a Mom you know what I’m talking about. If you’ve read my blog for a bit you probably know that I jump at any excuse to get out of town…. 

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A confession and a Martha Stewart for Avery Giveaway

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  Okay, I have a little confession to make.  I frequently post here about sewing fun little pouches. I’ve shared more than a few zip pouches in the past. BUT, the problem is I almost always give them away…. So do you want to see what’s in my purse,  to carry all my little incidentals?… 

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