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No Mess Valentines

Happy Valentine’s Day Eve! Here we are and I haven’t done anything for the holiday other than the bare minimum for preschool (add some valentines to the grocery pickup order + find the same sock hop dress from last year!) and clean the house for a play date we’re hosting tomorrow. If you need a… Continue reading No Mess Valentines

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A Trio of Finishes

Normally I would reserve a separate post for each finish, especially because they’re few and far between, but in an effort to clear my backlog of drafts (and a reminder to Let Go the obligation so blogging doesn’t feel like a chore), I’m sharing three recent finishes in one go! Let’s start from smallest to… Continue reading A Trio of Finishes

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you’re having a family-filled (and food-filled) day! I have a lot to be thankful for this year, and at the top of the list is this little munchkin.   Back when I was a librarian, one of my favorite seasonal activities was writing a simple poem based on a template I… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Any day I get to celebrate with chocolate, handmade crafts, and kisses, is a good day. Yesterday we had a valentine play date at the house; I kept it super simple with a non-messy craft for the babies and chocolate for the ladies. I couldn’t decide on a “craft” up until the… Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Blowing Kisses Valentine + More (No Mess!) Handprint Valentines

I think one of the major reasons I wanted to be a teacher/librarian is the seasonal crafts (I’m dead serious); turns out there’s a lot more to the job than that, ha! But even after my librarian days but pre-motherhood, I couldn’t resist decorating for seasons and holidays, especially valentines. Now that Amelia is here,… Continue reading Blowing Kisses Valentine + More (No Mess!) Handprint Valentines

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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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Secret Santa Swap 2017

The Music City MQG ends the year on a high note yet again! Our last meeting of the year is a holiday party, with the annual Secret Santa swap, Dirty Santa game for fabric, and tables laden with food. My Secret Santa this year was Evelyn, and I had so much fun doing “research” (AKA… Continue reading Secret Santa Swap 2017