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Crock Pot Corn Potato Chowder

Yeah, I wasn’t sure about that combination at first.  What happened was that I was using my divided crock pot to make baked sweet potatoes and I needed another side dish for the other half that would cook all day instead of just a few hours. Well, I found several different recipes for corn chowder and ended up mashing them together to make my own. It was surprisingly good! I figured that I better write…

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Scarves- Crochet and Sewing

I made four scarves this year for Christmas. The first was a basic, crocheted infinity scarf for my mom. I forgot to take a picture. The second was made the same way, but a bit smaller for my 10yo. Well, she thought it was too long, but not long enough to loop around twice, so I offered to rip it out and redo it. I ended up making a smaller cowl with a shell stitch.…

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Mustache Pillow and Sparkly Pink Pillows

More pillows! That seemed to be the thing this year. I had an idea to make a huge mustache pillow for my daughter. I had some gray dot minky that I hadn’t used for what I originally intended- an elephant taggy blanket- so I used it for this project instead. It goes perfectly with the gray walls and trim in their bedroom! The back is a fun arrow print in coordintating colors that I knew…

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Valentine’s Day Home Decor

Please don’t think I am actually early for something. These are actually pics of my Valentine’s Day decor from last year. We did some renovating last year shortly after I took these pictures and I haven’t found a new spot to decorate yet. I love my old barn window frame and I always have it decorated with some of my favorite black and white photographs of each of the kids. They have been hanging around…

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Finish-A-Long Goals Q1

I have been proudly showing off all of the things I have actually finished lately, but for each one, there is probably 2 things that are unfinished and 10 things in the grand ideas stage. That is how it is for me in this stage of life. One day I will have lots of time to sew, but that day is not today. However, there are some things that my girls are waiting on, and…

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