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The Country Living Fair

  Day 1-The Set Up Kasey, Beth and I all arrived at our hotel after midnight.  We stayed up too late (caffeine and talking).  We had an early morning getting to our set up location for the fair.  The weather was clear and hot, but perfect for getting everything unloaded.  We worked all day and […]
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Perspective Changes Everything…..

Sometimes it takes something bigger than yourself to gain a new perspective. Like so many bloggers, I have been changed by the accident that Stephanie Nielson and her husband, Christian, were involved in. Her daily writings I have gone back to re-read because her love of her children and husband is so contagious! Like so […]
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Would You Like A Little Fun With That Sugar?

We recently went to the rodeo/fair and had a wonderful time.  We met my sister and her famly and my good friend Jamie and her kids.  I had just started cutting out all sugars from my diet and then we go to the fair.   FUNNEL CAKES….does anyone else understand the deep need for these fried […]
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Let The Creating Begin

Do you remember as a child how you could draw, write, paint, make up plays etc. for hours and never run out of ideas?  I used to write.  I would write poetry or short stories.  I was always thinking up the next story line.  I don’t think I could come up with many ideas today.  […]
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A Little This and a Little That

I love playing around with all of my vintage papers and embellishments and came up with this journal, embellishment kit and an altered lunchbox.  I love that the journal or scrapbook is made up of bits of my vintage papers and then you can embellishment it anyway you want and it all comes nicely packaged […]
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New Items Are On The Way

  I have been busy at work getting ready for the Country Living Fair that is coming up early September.  I will have new aprons, dresses, clutches, purses, plaques, journals, letters, frames and some new surprises at the show.  My Madolyn is modeling a few of the new dresses that will be at the show.  After the show […]
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Unexpected Beauty

I live in Colorado and honestly I can take the beautiful weather and mountains for granted.  Whenever someone finds out I live in Colorado they go on and on how lucky I am….which I am.  I grew up in Illinois and I have a secret to tell…..I really think IT is beautiful.  I just returned from […]
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A Yummy Night

On Monday my husband and I went to see The Police at Red Rocks Amphitheater.  We had amazing seats and the weather was perfect.  I have been to other events at Red Rocks, but never a concert.  I don’t think I will ever go to a regular arena again.  I got to watch Sting (yummy), […]
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Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

I do a lot more cooking than baking.  I just don’t take the time to bake enough to really get great at it.  I have so many friends that are phenomenal bakers that they even bless me with cakes on my birthday.  It is sad how much of the cakes I can eat by myself!  […]
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More On The Way

It is so much fun to work with vintage papers.  Whether I am doing art with vintage maps, ledger pages, book pages, sheet music or anything else old with character, I love that what I am using has been touched and used before me.  My dad recently found vintage cigar boxes for me.  In the […]
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Perfect Find

Don’t you love it when you find the perfect piece of furniture…and you know what you will do with it and where it will go!  I just found this amazing German printing press piece.  The best part is that many of the drawers still have the typeset in it.  I have been looking for something […]
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What You Didn’t Know

1. I am a night person 2. I am addicted to Starbucks 3. I love going to Napa with my husband 4. We really don’t know anything about wine 5. I hate leftovers 6. I collect clocks 7. I have three incredible children 8. And one amazing and handsome husband 9. I love to entertain […]
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