Instagram Album Kit

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Disclosure:This post contains affiliate links// Hi Guys! We are back from Spring Break and I admit that I’m having a bit of a hard time adjusting back to “real life” re-entry is killer…   After the longest winter EVER we escaped to Florida last week, it was pretty great – we had only  a few… 

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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 Necktie Zip Pouch

DIY Necktie Zip Pouch Tutorial
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My husband was about to give away a bunch of stained and old neckties, sensing a creative project I snagged them before they were donated.  I turned the old ties into these DIY Necktie Zip Pouches. A very very simple sewing project that would make a great Christmas DIY gifts for men or that ever elusive… 

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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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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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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 top for me, The diplomat tunic

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I got the idea a few weeks ago to make a top for myself.  I saw the Lisette Diplomat Dress and that did it. I haven’t made a piece of clothing for myself since I was in high school. Back then I was stick thin and much easier to fit.    I fell in love… 

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