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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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Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop

We are so excited to welcome our newest co-hostess, Jas, to the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! So come on along and join the party – link up for this week’s blog hop and make new bloggy friends. We’ll be looking for you! Welcome to the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! The Thursday Favorite Things …

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Gossamer Threads Spring Collection

We have been working for several months on building our online businesses, including our Etsy shops as well as building a new website for our designs and creations. One of the projects that has been in the works for quite some time has finally come together! We have received so many requests for plus-size women’s …

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A Snowy Day for a Blog Hop!

Please join us for this week’s Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop, sponsored by Katherine’s Corner. It’s great fun and you’ll make lots of new friends, so jump right in and join the fun! Hope to see you linked up for this week’s hop. ************************************************************* The Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop is where you can link …

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I used to be good at this . . . .

A long time ago, there was The List. Every day there was The List. And it was amazing how much I was able to accomplish when I took time to create The List, and then actually look at The List throughout the day. But somehow I got lost along the pathway of Life, and I …

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Handcrafted Inspiration

If you are an artist and have devoted your days to creating unique, handcrafted designs to sell online or in a local retail venue, it is a pretty sure thing that you need all the support and encouragement you can get! One of the best places I have found to connect with other artisans and …

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The Story of St. Valentine

It is always fun for me to learn about the history of different holidays and people from the past. Having studied the history of the Christian church, the early centuries of Christianity are especially interesting to me. So, when I discovered that there are many legends surrounding the history of Valentine’s Day, I decided to …

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