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Breezy Ombré Tank Top

I discovered last year that I really liked cotton lawn fabric for summer – it’s so lightweight and breathable.  The only problem is that it’s hard to find inexpensively.  Enter Dharma Trading Company and their nice selection of unprinted fabrics.   Plain white cotton lawn can be had for a fraction of the cost of the […]

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Strawberry-Lemonade Smoothies 2.0

I originally posted about these slushy, delicious fruity drinks back in 2007.  Since then, I’ve made a few tiny changes (and taken some much nicer pictures, if we’re being honest here) and thought it was worth an update. We make these smoothies every year when the weather turns hot.  They’re like Summer in a Cup! […]

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On the needles

A slow day at work recently saw me flipping through the knitting books that were out on the table.  I do that often, looking for projects to daydream about.  I have my eye on a few, most notably the lacy skirt from Knitting in the Sun, but even with my shop discount, I still have […]

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68 degrees, sun shining, breeze blowing.  It’s the quintessential weather for taking an open-window, sing-alongey, drive through the countryside.  Over rolling hills, through farmland and little towns – it’s one of the simple pleasures of life, and one that I don’t indulge nearly as much as I used to.  And if we’re being honest, I […]

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Foodie for the summer

Something about the appearance of the first local strawberry every year puts me on a local / organic / sustainable food and green-living kick.   Ideally, I’d like to think along these lines all year round, and I do try, but it’s just so much easier when the farmers markets open up and the fresh local […]

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Setting the table, part three

I had an opportunity today to try out many of your suggestions for improving my craft show display.  The day was exceptionally windy and keeping everything on the table was quite a challenge, but we found a small measure of success with a roll of masking tape and a pile of rocks.  When the rain […]

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