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A Absolute Bath & Body Works fan who writes a blog for both men and women covering various topics including photography, gardening, cooking, arts and crafts .

How-To | Simple and Fun: Crafting 101 | Sarahs Craft Corner | Valentine Shovel of candy

How-To | Simple and Fun: Crafting 101 | Sarahs Craft Corner | Valentine Shovel of candy
  January 21, 2014   Another adorable thing found on Facebook that I just had to share.  I love Sarah's Craft Corner and this Valentines idea is adorable for little kids and BIG!   Check out her page if you haven't already.  I can dig it ;)
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How-To | Simple & Fun: Crafting 101 | Beaded Sequin Easter Egg Peep & Bunny

How-To | Simple & Fun: Crafting 101 | Beaded Sequin Easter Egg Peep & Bunny
January 21, 2104 I was fortunate to have worked for one of the leading crafts companies and I remember going for my interview. The woman said to me first thing that no one was able to pass her test and I was the last candidate of the day and she was hoping I could. Thinking that was rather odd to say, I wondered what she could possibly be doing as ...
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A dirty word that isn't four lettered...

A dirty word that isn't four lettered...
December 18, 2013   It seems like this subject has been discussed over and over and...then over again to the point that when you hear the word mentioned you either shudder at yet another talk of the sudsy stuff ingredient...or you sit up and listen.   At the bottom of today's front page was an article again addressing Triclosan and what t...
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 Thanks to...

  Thanks to B&BW Sistas Facebook page, she shared the newest bounceback out...the SAS fragrances to come. Rome Honeysuckle Amore Paris Nights Sweet On Paris Capri Seaside Citrus Bali Mango Aruba Coconut With first day sale lotion prices at $3.00
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Small Business Saturday....

Small Business Saturday....
November 30, 2013 The stores in my town were still pretty crazy today with shoppers walking from one to another looking for whatever they think they need to put the HO Ho in their holiday. The headline in todays paper read "Bleak Friday"  and it made me actually laugh out loud.  What do you expect?  There are people without jobs, peo...
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Thanksgiving Day and shopping in my Santa Claus jammies

Thanksgiving Day and  shopping in my Santa Claus jammies
November 28., 2013 I was up late again last night so this morning I slept in a bit....7am to be exact.  I could hear the rustling of pots and pans coming from my kitchen and the beginning scent of something in the oven.  My husband has been the chief cook of the holiday ham and turkey from day one of our marriage and with there never ...
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Italian themed gift basket idea and shopping at Michaels Craft store

Italian themed gift basket idea and shopping at Michaels Craft store

November 26, 2013 I went shopping a bit this weekend looking for jeans for myself and after that discouraging trip through "who actually designs these things" ville....I went to my favorite store to relax....my spa of sorts... Michaels Crafts store.  With it being days before holiday time officially begins, these stores really want your money ...
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Deal of the Day today Triple Moisture Cream $5.00

Deal of the Day today Triple Moisture Cream $5.00
November 8, 2013 Todays Deal of the day was the Bath and Body Works Signature Triple Moisture Cream for $5.00.  Here is my days purchase with two free items.  Tomorrows Deal of the Day is going to be Mason Jar Candles also for $5.00.      
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Halloween ideas at The Mother Huddle and Michaels Crafts

Halloween ideas at The Mother Huddle and Michaels Crafts

October 25, 2013   Two more months today and we will be finished opening our Christmas goodies and dreading putting all that glitters away and already be thinking about what we are going to find at the semi-annual sales that happen right after.  I am still shaking my head that summer is gone and over with.   I was shopping ...
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6...16...or 60...

6...16...or 60...
I've often heard it said, "time heals all wounds". Not all. This weekend is the anniversary of the death of our only child and regardless if it is six years, sixteen years or sixty years....it doesn't seem to get easier.  The grief changes, yes of course.  But her absence will be felt with every breath I take until there are no more to take.
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Sugared Hearts Bakery Wedding cookies (and more)

September 9 , 2013

I had to post another blog showing more from one of my favorite cookie makers....Sugared Hearts Bakery

Are these not adorable? 

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Cool Autumn Days....

Cool Autumn Days....
  I'm ready...are you?
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Welcome Fall boxes

Welcome Fall boxes

August 6, 2013 When you accumulate things over time (hoard, ha ha) you tend to always look for ways to decorate (hide) your treasures.  While shopping this weekend at my local Michaels and Big Lots stores I found some really pretty ways to both decorate and conceal.   I found these boxes at Big Lots for $1.00 and $2.00.  They are not small in size ...
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New Blog name

New Blog name
June 23, 2013 It's hot here tonight...with predictions of intense heat for us all week.  The new neighbors are out enjoying the weather, rather loudly I must add....so they aren't minding it. Apparently they don't yet realize there is a blogger who is enjoying the silence of summer and the creatures that sing at night....or what there was of it. So...
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How-To | New Craft Project ~ Doughnut Soap

How-To | New Craft Project ~  Doughnut Soap

June 21, 2013 I have a lot to get done today but I am a bit distracted by a new "project" I bought last night so I thought I should just do that first and then finish up the rest. And yes, I am a eat dessert first kinda gal. Last night my brother, his girlfriend and I went to Michaels to look around to see what else new was put out.  I mentioned th...
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Google +

An instant upgrade to my blogging is here---- Google+ and all of the great new direction possibilities that are ahead. Just when I thought having a web page of my own was awesome now I have an even better way to communicate with all of my readers! I better get writing.....
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How-To | Fall Scarecrow flower pot sitter

How-To | Fall Scarecrow flower pot sitter

  June 18, 2013 This past weekend Michaels began putting out their selection of fall greenery and wreaths and while the calendar still reads June, it is never too early to start those autumn craft projects. This Fall Scarecrow project is super simple,  looks warm and welcoming sitting on your front porch or back yard even for those who have no flor...
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How-To | My Creative Heart

June 18, 2013 Some of my very first memories were those of doing some sort of craft project with my mother and father.  From the first moment I held a crayon in my hand I knew that I loved creating. With parents who were both creatively talented in different ways...I had a lot to keep up with.  And  because of them, I learned so much about so many ...
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Social Faces and finding the love.....

The tree is still up now ten days past Christmas, its lights warming up the evening rooms, while bags and bags of clearance goodies from yesterdays shopping still sit waiting to be put away.  The best shopping times are usually post-Christmas holiday and this year is proving no different. Between shopping in BBW and other stores I am really accumul...
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Online code for free ship and 10.00 off

F128122 will get you free shipping online as well as $10.00 off of your 25.00 or more purchase..... Yay!
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