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DIY Formal Dress

This DIY formal dress post is a collaboration with JOANN.  All opinions and ideas are my own. This DIY formal dress is easy--no buttons, zippers, pleats, or darts.  Thanks to the stretch-factor of this beautiful stretch velvet with sequins from JOANN, this dress turns...

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DIY Wipeable Tablecloth

I love the look of a crisp, clean tablecloth.  I also love my children.  For years, it seemed, I couldn't have both around at the same time.  And while I did briefly consider having the kids eat every meal outside; I knew that that probably wouldn't seem too cool and...

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Strangers Share Their Biggest Trials

  As a follow up to my, "You Are Not Alone" post, here are the results to the anonymous survey as promised. What trials are you currently facing, or have you faced? What has helped you find strength in your times of trials? Anything else you want to say or add?...

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You are not Alone

I woke up to the sound of something crying.  It reminded me of the whimpering moan of a dog---deep and elongated.  I kept thinking, "that is such a strange noise."  It took me a while to realize that I was the one making the sound.  I was the one crying.  I imagine...

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DIY Kimono

This post is a collaboration with JOANN. All opinions and ideas are my own.   This diy kimono is a fun, short sewing project! You're only pattern piece is one rectangle used to make a large back piece, and two smaller front pieces. My pattern rectangle was 18...

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DIY Beach Coverup in less than an hour

This diy beach coverup post is a paid collaboration with JOANN.  All opinions and dance moves are my own. Several years ago, I saw an ad for the simplest beach coverup I had ever seen.  I immediately thought, "I could make that in like 30 minutes."  It only took me a...

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