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Making Soap & Shower Disks

Making Soap & Shower Disks

Why Beginning to prepare for next month’s trip to Japan. Hope to be introduced to at least one or two traditional Japanese crafts on this trip. Want to come up with a couple of popular American crafts to share with the Japanese crafters. This is a practice run....
52 Reasons to Create

52 Reasons to Create

This year my New Year’s Resolution is to create and share a simple, quick creative project each week. Why? I love Pinterest! In fact, I’ve been gaining inspiration from Pinterest for years now. Only problem: that’s it–getting inspired. This is...
Heritage Bookmark

Heritage Bookmark

Why Because our boys are grown and I have become quite rebellious toward the American culture of supporting retailers during the Christmas season, I wanted to come up with a way to succinctly share the major lesson learned this last year. A tassel was chosen because...
Reflections on Christmas Gifts

Reflections on Christmas Gifts

I grew up in a home where Christmas gifts were prolific. In fact, we would often begin opening presents before breakfast and continue opening throughout much of the day, stopping briefly for a quick lunch, only to return to opening more presents. As a child, this was...
The Christmas Book Flood

The Christmas Book Flood

The #1 Christmas present in the world’s third most literary country, Iceland, is . . . a book! “In fact, it’s considered a total flop Christmas if you do not get a book!” ( Yrsa Sigurdardottir, prolific Iceland author.) In Iceland, Christmas is about honoring your...

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