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Simple embellished card for valentine

Hearts, Valentines and Amazing Love

Valentines Day has always been one of my favorites. It’s a day to remember and to be remembered. It is an opportunity to remind someone how special they are to you. Keepsakes of love letters/cards from dear husband, special cards from thoughtful mother, family or friends, handwritten notes and drawings from our children and grandchildren […]

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Framed Vintage Collectibles

Frame Your Vintage Collectibles

Framing your collections can be a creative way to enjoy them. When I find a turn of the century frame for a great price, I usually snatch it up! Occasionally, I know exactly what it will be used for. Most often, I have no idea. The treasures wait in gathering places until inspiration hits. I’ll […]

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snow covered farm relics in flower bed

Wintery Farm Pocket Garden

Today’s friendship feature is a striking and creative pocket garden. Amongst the many hats that Jan wears, her role as farmer’s wife takes on many dimensions. She and my brother have lived on their farm all of their marriage and have developed it to a large multifaceted operation. When they got married they had a […]

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Snowy morning view

Snow Flurries on the River

Our first snow arrived last week. Traces of snow disappear within a few days, if not the same day, so we grab the camera and slip outside on our first opportunity! The temperature gets down to 10 degrees for only a few weeks in December or January, therefore we are able to grow our pomegranate […]

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Baltimore Red and Green Quilt

Quilt Legacy Christmas

My friendship feature for today is my talented mother. It’s now been 3 years since the family gathered for a Quilt Legacy Christmas where four children, eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren were gifted 45 of her quilts. Mother planned to give away her quilts when she turned 80. The celebration had been talked about […]

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Ham and Cream Cheese Croissants

Make Ahead Croissant Dough

Homemade bread is a comfort food I enjoy baking. Special memories of my childhood include eating Sunday dinner at grandma’s house. We all loved her homemade rolls. My copy of grandma’s recipe written on a slip of paper for me is a treasured keepsake.  I’ve made dozens of roll recipes in my lifetime, but only […]

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Pumpkin Crescents on the Menu for Christmas

Easy Pumpkin Recipes For Christmas Gatherings

Cool weather and special events bring out the baker in me.  After thumbing through a new cookbook, called Pumpkin It Up, it was clear pumpkin will be on the menu for several weeks!  Because it was difficult for me to be decorated for Christmas by the first week in December, I chose simple recipes.  Pumpkin […]

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Friendship Features Christmas Mantle

A fireplace is a cozy feature for a home. If you are blessed with a fireplace and have a mantle, perhaps you long to have just the right Christmas decor that reflects your style. Today’s friendship feature is about my builder friend and her success with creating a beautiful woods themed Christmas mantle.  The mission […]

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Fresh greens in urn for Christmas

Christmas Urns-Fresh Looks With Fresh Greens

Fresh greens are always in season when decorating for Christmas. Available to purchase or gather, greens add fragrance and a fresh look to your decor. Yes, they are messy and take extra time to gather, but the results are worth it! Choose a favorite urn or container and create different looks by adding different elements […]

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Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey Tales

Thanksgiving is a memorable day for family gatherings, festive meals, fellowship and thanking the Lord for our many blessings. Traditional celebrations will make a feast around the beloved turkey.  We had a delicious meal at our daughters today and enjoyed it very much. She tried a variety of new recipes and we loved them all, […]

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