stories — crafting

{this moment}

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{this moment} a photo~an extraordinary moment~no words~pause~savor~remember... another thoughtful idea from soulemama

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{this moment}

Posted by branch homestead on

{this moment} a photo~an extraordinary moment~no words~pause~savor~remember... another thoughtful idea from soulemama

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hunkered down

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we have been hunkered down since thursday night. lots of snow and no real reason to leave the house.yesterday morning we made maya's yummy popover's. we made them today too. i have a feeling there is going to be a request tomorrow too.helen decided that she didn't want maple syrup on her snow today. she thought that she would make chocolate ice cream instead. we spent most of the weekend reading harry potter and the half blood prince. we finished tonight. movie tomorrow. tonight as we finished harry potter my sweet girl and i worked on completing some beads that...

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books to inspire creativity

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we spend so much time at the library and on-line looking for new books. as i have mentioned before we love to read. lately we have been looking at books to help us find new things to create and some of our favorite books from the past. here are a few.joseph had a little overcoat by simms tabak our dear friends gave this book to helen for her 2nd or 3rd birthday. it has beautiful, colorful illustrations that make you want to find all the colored pencils and print intensive magazines and collage all day. the story also reminds to...

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successful raspberry essence stand for breast cancer

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sweet pea came up with a recipe for "raspberry essence" a few weeks ago and we decided to use it for our making strides for breast cancer "lemonade stand" this year at the park avenue festival. it was a really big hit. we used local homegrown raspberries and juiced and strained them with some filtered water and a touch of sugar. delicious, fresh and refreshing. so different too. we also brought the bracelets to sell. we only sold a few of those but no worries we are having our making strides kickoff breakfast for the local walk on thursday morning...

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