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Posted on Feb 13, 2015 | 4 comments

Be Still, My Heart

Be Still, My Heart

I’ve been keeping a secret from you. I am a…homeschooling mom! I know, I know, I KNOW. What kind of oddball hippie rebel in a hand-sewn dress am I??? Well, I can tell you that only one of those adjectives applies to me (and I’ll let you guess which one – it probably varies, depending on who YOU are!). I began this vast undertaking recently and, as you might imagine, I am fairly overwhelmed with the fantastic possibilities and the myriad opportunities, as well as the enormous pressure to do well by my children. I want to live up to their potential. They deserve a great teacher! How’s it going? So Far, So Okay. I jumped into these waters entirely unprepared. We officially made the call on a Sunday night, and on Monday morning, we were homeschooling. Talk about having NO idea how I wanted to do things, much less having any formal curriculum prepared. What I do have going for me is that I’ve done a project or two with these...

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Posted on Sep 5, 2013 | 0 comments

Button Wreaths: What To Do With All Those Extra Buttons You’re Saving For No Good Reason!

Button Wreaths: What To Do With All Those Extra Buttons You’re Saving For No Good Reason!

Admit it: you’ve got a stash of extra buttons. (If you don’t, just pretend like you do so I feel better). They may be stuffed here and there, lost to the recesses of your closet, or they may be neatly contained in a beautiful jar labeled in a color complimentary to your bedroom decor. Either way, you can’t get rid of them. It matters not that you don’t own thread. Or a needle. You just know for certain you will need one of these buttons, someday. Then, when you lose a button (once a decade), you don’t remember you even have an extra one. You make due without the button, have your dry cleaner sew on a new one, or discard the garment. It was time for a new shirt anyway. Your stash is disproportionately large to the number of clothes in your closet. You’ve got buttons from 1983. You’ve got buttons to clothes you donated years ago, and you’ve got buttons you have absolutely no idea what garment...

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