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The Swan Princess and the Owl

A couple of months ago I told you about the pink flamingo challenge. Well, the deadline of July 19th is fast approaching, so I got down to work the other night. I’m still trying to work out how to make the one look like owls–I’m not a fan of flamingos and you all know I … read more

Look at What I Made – DIY Etched Glass and Stained Glass Containers

I’m back at work today after my birthday vacation last week. Actually I was back to work over the weekend trying to get caught up. Vacation is fun and all, but not the getting behind on work part… While I was on vacation, Organic Authority shared a post I wrote for them that I thought … read more

Inspiration at Shop Terrain

Yesterday, I went to Terrain with one of my friends. It’s been a busy and emotional couple of months for me–what with Grandmom passing away and Indie Fixx Jr. graduating college and moving out–and I needed a girls’ day out. Lucky for me, I have a good friend who remembered I wanted to visit Terrain … read more

Fresh from the mountains

I’ve long been a fan of the Juniper Ridge line of incense–I currently have cedar, juniper, white sage and piñon. Recently, the folks at Juniper Ridge sent me a bottle of their Big Sur Cabin Spray as a sample and I wasn’t disappointed.  It’s described as: “Fragrance from real plants, bark, moss and mushroom and … read more

Céad Míle Fáilte: or a hundred thousand welcomes

On Saturday, I attended the 53rd Annual Scottish Games.  It was a first for me.  It’s a competition and entertainment festival dedicated to promoting Scottish heritage. There’s bagpiping, drumming, Highland dancers, modern Celtic bands, proper sweets, traditional demonstrations of weaving and sheep herding, Haggis,  feats of strength and more. I have to say that the … read more

A few reasons to shop local and indie-made

Guilty pleasures

Guilty pleasures — those things we indulge in the that we don’t want anyone else to know about. Today, I’m laying myself bare. I am sharing a few of my guilty pleasures. These are things I indulge in sometimes (or more frequently than I care to admit) that I don’t really want the world to … read more

When a garden is more than a garden

Even though I’m not having my own garden this season, my mind always turns to gardening this time of year. That’s probably why when I was recently catching up with my Facebook feed, this link about some of the coolest guerrilla gardens (sorry I don’t remember who shared it) jumped out at me. Guerrilla gardening, … read more

Visions and a Roadtrip

I recently went to Baltimore on a C3 field trip. C3 is what we call our small women’s art and craft collective of 5 or so members. We get together periodically and create things–mostly we get together and talk about making shit though and talk about our lives, laugh and bitch in moan–all in equal … read more

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