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Sweet as Pie Cross Stitch: December 2017

Before we left town for the holidays, I finished stitching the last installment of the year for the Sweet as Pie stitch-along: peppermint pie! I thought I was taking a break from yearlong cross stitch projects, but those sneaky Frosted Pumpkins caught me at a weak moment by debuting a new mystery SAL during my… Continue reading Sweet as Pie Cross Stitch: December 2017

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Merry Christmas 2017!

Merry Christmas! I hope you’re enjoying family, friends, and food, wherever you may be today. We flew with Amelia for the first time yesterday and made it to the Gulf Coast for a week with my parents and brother. The forecast is cold and rainy… lots of family bonding time coming right up, ha! Wishing… Continue reading Merry Christmas 2017!

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High Five for Friday

Happy Friday! Every week I share Five highlights, in one(ish) word each, as a reminder to stay grateful. What’s making you happy this Friday?   Winter Solstice Merry & Bright Finish Rad Tidings font Favorite Christmas Music Lady Katie Stitchery ***Use code MERRY for Free Shipping! TODAY is the last day to purchase needle minders… Continue reading High Five for Friday

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Merry and Bright Cross Stitch Cube Finish

I clearly remember finishing this Merry and Bright cross stitch pattern one cold January afternoon in the haze of life with a newborn while Amelia napped for a rare four-hour stretch. I never knew if I’d have a couple minutes or a couple hours, but any time to myself was a luxury. Almost a year… Continue reading Merry and Bright Cross Stitch Cube Finish

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WIP Wednesday

Another weekly check-in on my works in progress! Sandy Orton Autumn Sampler Cross Stitch Today is the last day of Autumn! So that brings my stitching season to an end for this sampler. You can start to see the girl and her basket of apples taking shape, but I didn’t have enough time to complete… Continue reading WIP Wednesday

Book Chat

2017 Reading Challenge: Complete!

This year I joined¬†Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Reading Challenge¬†to give me a bit more structure in my reading life. It helped me get through some reading slumps and I found some great books that I might not have otherwise read. It was a really fun challenge and I will definitely be participating again next year! First… Continue reading 2017 Reading Challenge: Complete!

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Santa’s Gifts for a One Year Old

This is Amelia’s second Christmas, but since she was only two months old last year, we didn’t even think about putting any presents under the tree. I was more worried about keeping a baby fed, clothed, and alive… and hopefully managing a daily shower for myself. Ah, the newborn life! This year, Amelia still has… Continue reading Santa’s Gifts for a One Year Old

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Franklin City Sights: Dickens of a Christmas

Franklin has a ton of events downtown, but I think Dickens of a Christmas might be my favorite one! This is our third year to go, and I love the Victorian costumes, carolers and musicians roaming the streets, and shopping up and down Main Street. This year we were joined by my friend Emily and… Continue reading Franklin City Sights: Dickens of a Christmas