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Ribbon Retreat Giveaway

If you’re new here, you may want subscribe to our Weekly Newsletter, it’s the best compliment ever, next to sending us cupcakes. Thanks for visiting!Hello friends!  I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend filled with, well whatever makes your weekends wonderful :).  I wanted to pop in and tell you about a giveaway […]

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a Simply~Charmed Life

Twelve Summer Time Ideas

12 simple ideas for summer time Each year as summer gets closer there is always the question that comes from my kids’ lips… What are we going to do this summer? I like for them to have time to do nothing…opportunities when there is nothing to do and they find projects of their own accord, […]

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Here Comes The Sundress Tutorial and Free Pattern

Hello friends! How’s your summer going?  We still have two days left of school, but we’re already in summer mode.  I am especially excited to have it come this year, which is going to be short lived I’m sure when the temps here in Texas reach the melting point :) In other news, I have […]

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Maria's Kitchen

Suzanne’s Camp Corn Salad

This summer we’re going to be showcasing some of our reader’s favorite posts from over the years, and this is one of them! Suzanne from You Made That? shared this recipe years ago and we’ve received rave reviews.  Enjoy! Today’s recipe comes from a lady that I know through church. Each summer our young women […]

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Make it Monday

Tutorial :: Sand Dipped Glasses And Carafe

Aahhh…it feels good to be back in this space! Just let me stretch my legs out a bit and put my hands behind my head and get all sorts of comfortable again :).  I’ve been up to an insane amount of sewing and the launch of my new pattern business and it’s kept me from […]

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Crafty Kids Corner

The Thimble Game

Growing up in a family of ten kids there is never a dull moment.  Especially when it comes to family nights where we would have a little lesson, an activity, and a treat.  By far my families favorite activity was the thimble game.  The thimble game you might ask…sounds a little odd, I know.  It […]

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a Simply~Charmed Life

Too much or too little?

A Violin Through the Eyes of a Ten Year Old Part of having children is the challenge of keeping everyone engaged in doing something. Finding just the right blend of involvement, interest, finances, follow-through and overwhelm can be quite the balancing act to say the least.  “How much is too much?” “What about too little?” […]

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a Simply~Charmed Life

One thing I’ve learned about being married

When you’ve been married for a few years Mike and I have been together for over 20 years.  We’ve seen some challenging times together not to mention 4 kids and a move across the country.  After many years I’ve found there is one thing that is easy to forget. *This tips is a bonus addition […]

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Maria's Kitchen

Cilantro Honey Lime Dressing

I can’t get enough of this dressing, especially in the summer. It is so fresh and has the perfect combination of flavors. It goes perfectly with a BBQ Chicken Salad or Sweet Pork Salad. Do yourself a favor and keep these ingredients on hand all summer long so you can whip up a batch whenever […]

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Crafty Kids Corner

Teacher Gift ~ Magnet Perler Bead Flower

Have you and your kiddos discovered Perler Beads yet?  They are one of my girls favorite things to pull out during down time.  We got an 11,000 piece bucket of beads a couple years ago and after all their creations we still have probably three quarters of the bucket left. It is a great activity […]

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