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After investing the first 15 years of my older children’s lives as the traditional stay-at-home mom, I ventured out into the world of academia to complete a college degree that I had previously left behind to focus on raising my children. Eventually I earned an undergraduate degree in Ancient Languages and Biblical Studies, and a second undergraduate degree in Classical Studies and Philosophy. I then went on to complete a graduate degree in Medieval Theology and Church History which has been a life-long interest.

I have been the Sr. Editor for our online Christian women’s magazine, Ruby for Women, since 2010 where I have been honored to work with many amazing writers, authors, and artists during the past four years.

My husband and I live in a small farm community in rural northern Indiana with our two youngest daughters, Gracie and Annie, who were both adopted from China. We have eight adult children between us and 26 grandchildren. We look forward to many future opportunities to welcome more grand-babies into our family!

My Etsy shops, along with my art projects and craft tutorials, offer unique designs for the DIY enthusiast or for anyone who likes my style and would like to wear garments that are one-of-a-kind, with a touch of the whimsical and just a little bit different.

Thank you so much for stopping by Vintage Mama’s Cottage. I hope you will find something to spark your interest and your creativity. And be sure to drop me a message, I would love to hear from you!

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It’s Thursday! Time for the Favorite Things Blog Hop

The Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop is where you can link your favorite post of the week or write a post about your favorite things and share it with old and new followers. The hop is hosted and posted on 3 different blogs! Please follow all of us. Your link will appear on the blogs …

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Favorite Things: Christmas Wreaths

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Holiday Banners from Hometalk

Here at Vintage Mama’s Cottage, we LOVE to create seasonal celebration banners! It is so much fun to put together lots of beautiful embellishments on letter tags that spell out a sentiment or message. We’ve made them for many of the holidays including Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Valentine’s Day. We’ve made celebration banners for weddings, new …

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Favorite Things: Purple!

We’ve been sewing every day around here at Vintage Mama’s Cottage, and haven’t taken a break long enough to take pictures . . . . until today! Actually we tried to take some pictures yesterday but it was SO cold and windy that we just couldn’t find the courage to brave that weather. Today was …

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Craft Crazy!

Now that we have a studio where we actually have room to create all of the ideas that we can dream up, it has been a lot of fun deciding what to work on each day. Except when the ideas come faster than we can make stuff, then it gets a bit crazy around here. …

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Thursday Favorite Things

Please join us this week for the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop, sponsored by Katherine’s Corner!     The Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop is where you can link your favorite post of the week or write a post about your favorite things and share it with old and new followers. The hop is hosted …

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