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REMEMBERING OUR TROOPS AT CHRISTMAS TIME

In yesterday’s post I taught you how to make Golden Christmas Tree Centerpieces.  I made my centerpieces for an event that raises money  for scholarships for our local students.  They do it by raffling off decorated Christmas trees.  If you missed that post, you can read all about it here. So, you may be wondering […]

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DIY GOLDEN CHRISTMAS TREE CENTERPIECES – A TUTORIAL

I’m feeling a little nostalgic today.  I’ll try not to get too gushy though.  It’s just that it seems like yesterday when my son Taylor was a senior at Rim of the World High School. Now he’s a senior at Duke University and he lives in that beautiful, Hogwarts-Style dormitory you see there.  The thing […]

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TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE THE FALSE ALARM

Last February when I was developing this Blog, my beautiful Granddaughter was born. Her parents, my oldest son Nathan and daughter-in-law Louisa, live in Washington, DC.  Despite the distance I was determined to be there for her arrival.  Just like the mother-to-be, my bags were packed several weeks in advance so that the moment I […]

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DIY CLOTH PUMPKIN TUTORIAL

Happy Thanksgiving! Did you see my last post where I showed you all my pretty cloth pumpkins? Well, in that post I promised to show you exactly how to make them yourself.  So, here is my DIY cloth pumpkin tutorial. Select the fabric that you’d like to use to make a pumpkin. You can make […]

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DECORATING FOR FALL WITH HOMEMADE CLOTH PUMPKINS

Happy Fall! Several years ago while visiting my friend Lisa in Arizona, we went to a store that was selling darling pumpkins cut from cloth, filled with rice or beans, and topped off with a natural pumpkin stem.  Lisa had purchased several and had them beautifully displayed under glass domes in her kitchen. The pumpkins […]

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