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Make the London Dress!

I found the London Dress pattern while perusing Pinterest and it is just beautiful. My granddaughter loves how twirly it is! I created mine with a longer bodice…The directions are on the pattern to create either a small bodice or a longer bodice. I think the empire waist that is created with either style is super cute. Take your […]

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Do Good Habits Lead to A Good Life?

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – AristotlePersonally, this is my favorite quote by Aristotle, I […]

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Circle Skirts Done a Different Way!

I love sewing for my granddaughter…It is just so rewarding to see her twirl and spin when she puts on a new outfit that I made! I have been making circle skirts for her since she was about two, so I have a lot of leftover fabric. Last Saturday, I decided to spend several hours making […]

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Lucy’s Game

So, this past Christmas, I wanted to plan something that we could all do together after opening all of the presents and eating lots of food. It is difficult to find an activity that will be fun for all because we are 50, 23, 22, 18, 13, and 3! How can we all be entertained together, […]

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France, we love you…

Last March we traveled to France to celebrate turning 50! We had a wonderful trip and returned home inspired to instill a little more French in our lives. I have always been a big proponent of all that is French, I was fortunate enough to travel to France in high school and again in my […]

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My favorite lip gloss…

 I am actually a lipstick girl, so my love of this product doesn’t come naturally. Back in the 80s, when I learned that Chanel was retiring one of their lipstick lines that carried my favorite red, I bought as many as I could afford. Red lipstick signifies what I love about French women and their […]

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I want new shoes…

Currently, I own five pairs of Sam Edelman flats. Over the years I have purchased ballet flats many times, but these seem to hold up the best and are extremely comfortable. Last spring, we traveled to France for two weeks and I wore these flats almost every day while walking the streets in Paris. My […]

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Take notes, remember stuff…wipe it clean!

My son, Riley, gave me a Rocketbook Wave last year for Christmas. It is such a wonderful product, I love it! I have since purchased the Rocketbook Everlast as well.  The Rocketbook Everlast is simply a great notebook, one that looks clean and professional. The Rocketbook Everlast comes in two sizes, Executive and Letter Size. […]

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Homemade Carpet Shake…

Recently, I decided to put my essential oils to use as a homemade carpet shake. I used ten drops of Peace and ten drops of Lavender essential oil mixed with Baking Soda.  I like using a mason jar for this mixture so I can shake it up vigorously. It smells amazing, I let it set […]

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