Top 5 Picks for the Week, July 20, 2012

Project Tutorials, Interior Design, Living Fully, Manly Materials, and Surreal Sculptures 1. Cut Out and Keep I love coming across a great stash of unique craft ideas along with their step-by-step instructions.  Even if I don’t get around to re-creating the projects myself, I still enjoy seeing the process and what others have come up with. …

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What to Pack for the Hospital in Preparation for Labor and Delivery

The days and months of my pregnancy are continuing to fly by.  It’s hard to believe that today I’m starting my 36th week, just a little over one month left to go.  So, now that we are in the homestretch, friends, family members, and even my doctor have suggested that I go ahead and start …

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Baby Quilt, a Blanket of Blessings; Part IV, the Conclusion

Welcome to the final post in the Blessings Blanket series.  Over the last month and a half, I have been working through the process of creating an heirloom quilt composed of material sent in from friends and family members. This has been a lot of fun and a great learning opportunity.  And now I’m happy …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, July 6, 2012

Unique Design, Tasty Bagels, Food Apps, Relaxing Music, and Magnetic Walls 1. Design Milk The world of art and design is a fluid one, ever-changing and always evolving.  Trying to stay informed about the latest updates, advances, and the professionals at the forefront of their fields can be a daunting task.  Thankfully Jamie Derringer, founder and executive …

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Top 5 Picks for Independence Day, 2012

Photography, Fresh Fruit, Decorations, Fireworks, and Blockbusters 1. How to Take Good Pictures of Fireworks Most of us have experienced the disappointment of trying to capture an elaborate fireworks display on our phones or even using a high quality digital camera.  Out of hundreds of pictures you might get a few that are okay, but they don’t …

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It Feels Good to be Thankful

Yesterday’s post on thankfulness was as much for me as for any of the readers.  It’s amazing that I often need frequent reminders about the most basic aspects of life which you would think I’d never forget.  With busy schedules and hectic lives we seem to dismiss and neglect the simple traits which are vital for …

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The Easiest Way to Improve Your Life Today

I was hoping to get the baby quilt finished up this week.  However, it appears that being 8 months pregnant and sitting over a sewing machine for long periods of time is proving a little more challenging than I once thought.  Life is not always easy, and it can be extremely frustrating when we can’t do …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, June 22, 2012

App Connections, a Feast for the Eyes, Entertaining Art, Day Trips, and Online Education 1. IFTTT; If This, Then That We could all use a little help getting organized and eliminating extra steps in our daily lives.  The web service IFTTT (If This, Then That) is designed to save you time by creating connections between your favorite …

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Baby Quilt, a Blanket of Blessings; Part III

Welcome to summer! It officially starts today, and in our neck of the woods the weather is following suit.  With temps reaching the upper 90s, lots of humidity in the air, and a high UV index, it’s a good idea to stay inside near the air conditioning. Many people often think of quilting as a wintertime …

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Top 5 Websites for Dads

June is already half over and this Sunday is Father’s Day, our chance to give the outstanding men in our lives a big “Thank You” for all they do.  Fire up the grill and grab Dad a cold one, because he deserves a day to kick back, have a little fun, and know just how …

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