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Old chair gets new love!


One of my favorite activities is visiting second-hand stores in search of hidden treasures. This chair originally looked pretty forlorn, collecting dust in a small thrift store I happened upon during one such expedition.  When I asked the price, the storekeeper told me it hadn’t been priced yet.  I offered to pay $5.00, and to my surprise she …read more

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Hello Spring!

Hello Spring Plant Marker by

Spring has arrived in our part of the country (or at least that’s what my allergies are telling me). In an effort to welcome it officially, I asked the ladies of Simply Notable to share a project that said “Hello” to the awakening of Spring. Some of us brought a pop of color into our homes, and others kick started their garden inspiration.  Here …read more

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Stitches West Finds


Mom Sr and I had such a great time at Stitches West! We loved communing with our fellow knitters and crocheters, learning new tricks in our classes and most especially loved the opportunity to see new indie dyers up close and personal. We found some real winners at the show that we’ll be shopping with this year: Dizzy Blonde Studios’ gorgeous rack …read more

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Stitches bound!

Simply Notable Stitch Markers - The Stitches West Event!

Mom, Sr. and I are going to Stitches West! Wheeee! This is our first fiber festival and we’re pretty excited about it. We’ve created the Simply Notable stitch markers for the exchange: and packed our supply bags for classes: We’ve fretted over the contents of our notion pouches…knitting needles, check. needle gauge, check. row …read more

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Have you heard of Cartwheel?

Target's Cartwheel App

Have you heard about Cartwheel – the app that Target has recently launched? I’ve been using it on my smartphone for the last 3 months and I absolutely love it! About 700 regularly updated coupon offers are available through the app for in store savings. Cartwheel keeps track of your savings and in the few months that I’ve been using it, I’ve saved …read more

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Frosty the Snow Gift?


A Snowman Kit! I don’t know about you but making snowmen was my specialty when I was kid.  It is one of the first things you learn to do when you are from a snowy climate.  My siblings and I would always scrap together anything we could find for our snowman’s face, arms, and clothes.  It would make my Mom crazy when we couldn’t find our gloves and …read more

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For The Best Year Yet…

Microsoft Office 365

The “back to school” season is upon us and no one is more excited than my four girls. We’ve been collecting new outfits in small shopping trips throughout the summer to save my pocketbook a knockout in September. Now that we’ve assured that no one will have to return to class naked, we can focus on the tools they need – namely technology! In recent …read more

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Reward Jar!


My 3 year old is typically an eager helper when it comes to anything I’m doing around the house.  Letting him jump in on the mopping or dish washing is not my idea of a good time and often makes an even larger mess.  I did NOT however, want to pass up my opportunity to teach him task-oriented chores or discourage him from learning responsibility.  …read more

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DIY Herb Garden Markers

DIY Make Garden Markers

  Inspired by mom’s Make Your Own Buttons post, I decided to try my hand at making her some garden markers for Mother’s Day.  It was a success! They turned out great and now I must make myself a set. I used the same premo clay in ecru. Just as mom did when she made her buttons, I used a cookie cutter and cake decorating tip to cut the hole …read more

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Iron Chef – The Home Game!

Cooking Competition - Iron Chef Bountiful

  I’ve been wanting to blog about our local Iron Chef Competition for awhile now, but being a newbie to the group, I didn’t want the nice ladies that participate to think, (or know yet?), that I’m a little weird. ;-) When I first moved to Utah, sister-in-law Cindee invited me to the monthly get together they call Iron Chef Bountiful. It’s …read more

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