How To: 3 x 4 Photos for Scrapbooking

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A big thanks to Lifestyle Crafts for sponsoring this post, by providing supplies for the project.   A few years ago I switched my family scrapbooks from primarily 12×12 pages to pocket scrapbook pages. This  is usually referred a Project Life album.  I make one album a year for our family, highlighting both big events… 

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Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Thanksgiving Table Ideas
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I hope that all of my US readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We were happy to celebrate with family and even happier that my college girl was able to come home for the week! Normally I always forget to take photos on Thanksgiving (I get all caught up in the prep and forget) but this… 

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White Chocolate Caramel Apples

White Chocolate Caramel Apples
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Our family had so much fun playing around with making and eating Caramel Apples this year that I wasn’t ready to stop making them after Halloween.  With Thanksgiving coming up this week I thought I’d share with you this recipe for these simple White Chocolate Caramel Apples.  In my opinion, a more elegant version of… 

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Family Memory Banner- a Thanksgiving Craft

DIY Thanksgiving Family Memory Banner
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It’s the perfect time of year to stop and take a minute to count your many blessings. We gathered some friends together for a gratitude blog hop because we wanted to let our families know just how much we love and appreciate them. Check out my project and then visit my friends to see what… 

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Thanksgiving Gift Idea & Printable

Thanksgiving Gift Idea and Free Printable
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  Today I want to share with you this very simple Thanksgiving Gift Idea and Free Printable!   A few years ago a friend of our brought us treats for Thanksgiving, I thought it was such a nice gesture. What a great way to show your friends that you are grateful for them at this… 

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Shaker Village in October

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A strange thing happened this year.  My oldest went off to college and my youngest both turned 12.  Halloween rolled around and I realized that we didn’t have any big party to go to like last year, we were missing a kid, and my 2 kids at home had “aged out” of most of the… 

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Thanksgiving Sewing Projects

25 Thanksgiving Sewing Projects
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    From decorations, to napkins to quilts here’s a round up of 25 things you can sew to get into the Thanksgiving Spirit! 1- Thanksgiving Advent Calendar @ Polka Dot Chair 2- Candy Corn Pillows @ Positively Splendid 3- Pumpkin Pillow @ Ameroonie Designs 4- Embroidery Hoop Turkey @ Gwenny Penny 5- Molly’s Tote… 

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Halloween Costumes

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Twas a dark and stormy night, not fit for Man or Witch.  The threat of tornado’s kept poor Glinda inside, not able to go out and enjoy the festivities.  She did not want to risk getting blown back to Oz, as she and the scientist had made themselves a lovely home in another K state… 

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Thanksgiving Advent Calendar Tutorial

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The tutorial for my Thanksgiving Advent Calendar originally appeared on Moda Bake Shop. I am reposting it here to make it easier for my readers to find the tutorial (too many emails, “where can I find your advent calendar?” *wink*). Enjoy!   Want to know WHAT to put in the pockets of the Advent Calendar?  Click… 

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Large Hexagon Quilt Tutorial

Hexagon Quilt Tutorial
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Hi there! I’m so excited today to be sharing with  you the tutorial for this Large Hexagon Quilt. I was able to whip this Halloween Quilt up very quickly using Lori Holt’s Half Hexie Ruler. Last weekend we headed down to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, KY for a little photoshoot. I have always photographed… 

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Easy Halloween Banner

Easy Halloween Paper Banner
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  I was looking for some fun last minute halloween decorations last night and thought I’d make up this easy Halloween Banner. I’m about to mail a care package off to my college girl and wanted to throw in a little something handmade.   It only took about an hour to make. You could leave… 

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DIY Halloween Wreath (p.s. it’s interchangeable)

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  I’ve added a bit to my Halloween Decorations this year, although not as much as in years past. This year’s addition is a Halloween Wreath, and it was so easy to make. I’m going to show you how.  The best part about this wreath it’s interchangeable! In February I was getting ready to wrap… 

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Caramel Dipped Marshmallows

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    Here in Kentucky, we have these amazing handmade candies called Modjeskas.  They are homemade marshmallows dipped in homemade caramel. They are as delicious as they sound. Whenever I’m on Market Street downtown Louisville I stop into Muth’s candies to get a bag. Inspired by the flavors of the Modjeskas, I decided to make… 

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The Good, The Bad and The Quilty

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  Lots going on this week, so let’s break it down. The Good, The Bad and the Quilty. Up first The Good:   I have a project published in a Magazine! I contributed some cinch sacks to the Holiday Issue of Make It Yourself Magazine, and they made the cover (bottom left corner). You can… 

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