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BEST ADVICE

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BEST ADVICE

  A SIGN OF A LAZY SEAMSTRESS IS A NEEDLE WITH A LONG THREAD. Several years ago I worked as a cook for a residential care facility.. During break time I would pull out my hand sewing. I’m not one to sit idle for very long and I needed to keep up with orders. My thread tends to be too long, I will admit to that. It just seems to make sense so that I wouldn’t have to re-thread as much!My best advice came from a lady named Tina. She was an immigrant from the Netherlands during WWII. I remember...

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Monkey see...

Monkeys

Monkey see...

I just watched the 2016 Jungle Book movie and the monkey population was quite large and varied. My favorite will always be the old cartoon from the ’70s but this was fun to watch too. I realized I had not talked about this animal and it seemed like a good time. As a side note, when I was in Ghana, we had a pet monkey named Abu. (of course)​ My first time creating an animal from a storybook. So...monkeys. Not everyone’s favorite unless we are talking about the curious one from our childhoods. I mean, who could resist George? Flying...

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Get your Fall on!

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Get your Fall on!

Get your fall on!! Sooooooo these are my favorite ten favorite things about fall. Adding scarfs back into my wardrobe - is any outfit complete without it? Watching the leaves change color - Iowa has a good handle on this Enjoying a GOOD cup of cocoa. Honestly, our family is happy with Swiss Miss, What is your family's favorite brand? Enjoying a good fire. Once Andy gets the chimney inspected and cleaned we are good to go! Josh is super excited to finally have a fire inside! Baking anything pumpkin - like pumpkin gooey butter cake. Go find Paula Deen’s...

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SIR WINSLOW’S EXPLORATION ... DEEP IN THE AMAZON JUNGLE.

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SIR WINSLOW’S EXPLORATION ... DEEP IN THE AMAZON JUNGLE.

NEW! JUST DISCOVERED! I was sifting through a pile back in the corner of the attic when I came across another field journal of Sir Winslows. As far as anyone knew they were all in the library at Windy Willows. Amazing! There were fresh stories and new animals that we could learn about.   See how fresh it looks compared to the others. It's like it hasn't seen the light in a hundred years! The Amazon jungle lays in South America. During Sir Winslow’s exploring years it was vast. It would have taken a lifetime to explore even a small...

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All things Peacock

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All things Peacock

I have been busy pinning wonderful peacock items to my Pinterest board "strut like a peacock" and thought I would share them here. A few of them anyway. Love this peacock ring! It beautiful and simple, you know instantly what bird it represents.   Honestly if you are a lover of peacocks, I really think you need these leggings. How fun would they be? Peacock Leggings   Ok don't pair the shoes with the leggings in might be a bit too much! But so fun with jeans! Peacock shoes  And then of course here is our Peacock Pillow.   Thanks for...

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