Handmade Ornaments

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  Just when you thought I was done blogging about ornaments …   think again.   But I had to do a round-up of the 12 ornaments I created as part of the 12 Days of Christmas ornament making event, right?   And I may or may not be stalling for time as I … [Continue reading...]

Apple Pie Recipe

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Happy Thanksgiving!   I woke up early this morning to make apple pie. Homemade. From scratch.   Crust and all! Yes, yes, I know I should have done it yesterday. So that I could sleep in and relax. But I knew my post-operative pet would be waking me sometime between 6:30 … [Continue reading...]

Pie Pops

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I will be making pies for Thanksgiving. And yes, you read that right. Pies, plural. With an s on the end. As in more than one pie …   When my sister-in-law asked if I would like to bring a pie to the Thanksgiving feast she is so generously hosting this year, I responded with a resounding … [Continue reading...]

Monogram Ornament

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The pile.   If have/had/will soon have (or have ever been) a teenage girl, you know exactly what I'm talking about. A visual should pop up in your head; a visual of a heaping mound of clothes. A mix of clean and dirty. With a few random bits of paper and some pens and maybe a Tupperware … [Continue reading...]

Bottle Brush Tree Ornament

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Sure it’s a challenge to create and photograph and post about 12 ornament projects 12 days in a row. But you know what I find more challenging? Coming up with interesting things to say 12 days in a row …   I fear I may have hit the wall.   The words have dried … [Continue reading...]

Stuffed Candy Cane Ornament

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 Shhh ...   Don't tell the other ornaments, but this one might be my favorite.     Maybe it's the fabric. Maybe it's the cute little bows. Maybe it's the stuffing ...   ... one thing I DO know, it's not the easy-to-make factor.   Turning it … [Continue reading...]

Snow Globe Ornament

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There’s a radio station in Chicago that gets an early start on the holiday season, switching over their format to play holiday music 24-hours-a-day. I thought this happened sometime after Thanksgiving but, to my surprise, realized they start much earlier …   as in last Friday … [Continue reading...]

Mason Jar Lid Ornament

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It was only a matter of time before I made a mason jar related ornament, wasn’t it?   In fact, you’re probably wondering what took so long. I mean, we’re already 7 days into the 12 Days of Christmas ornament crafting, after all. So I won’t make you wait even a second longer … Ta … [Continue reading...]