Tag Archive: Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop

Oct 27

Pumpkins with Personality

Carving a pumpkin was always part of our autumn celebration . . . . but it was getting kind of boring just doing the same old thing, year after year. There were a few years when we tried some different ways to fix up our pumpkins, but it was still the basic orange pumpkin carved …

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Oct 19

A Time-Out for Mom

Last week my girls had two days off of school – Thursday and Friday – and then I had to be at the Textile Art Alliance Boutique Exhibit and Fashion Show on Sunday. So it just seemed like a good idea for the whole family to take a few days to get away for some …

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Sep 29

The Voice of an Artist

“An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo. And an artist takes it personally.” Canadian artist Julia Trops If you are a recluse and hide in your art studio creating all kinds of stuff but no one ever sees your work . . . . are you …

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Sep 07

Suddenly September

It’s September. So why is it still so HOT around here? I’m certainly not ready for six feet of snow, 20 degree temperatures, icy roads, and blizzards . . . . but a lovely, sunny, cool autumn day would really be welcome right about now. This heat and humidity make everything so miserable. Just walking …

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Aug 11

Some of my favorite things

The Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop / Linky Party has been part of my weekly schedule for over 250 weeks! I think that calculates to around five years – but then I’ve never been known as a math genius. Most weeks things happen like clock work and I get my Thursday post up on time, …

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Aug 03

Happy 250th Linky Party with Katherine’s Corner!

We are Celebrating 250 Link Parties of the Thursday Favorite Things link party. Happy 250! Because of you, we continue to enjoy a FANTASTIC variety of things from wonderful bloggers every week. Bloggers and readers often send emails like, “my favorite link party,” “I can’t wait to share every week,” “Thursday wouldn’t be the same …

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Jul 13

Life is like . . . .

. . . . riding a bicycle. Downhill. Sometimes things get rolling so fast that it feels like life is out of control. My summer has been like that, and I’m hoping I don’t crash into something! One day, many years ago when I was a little girl, I was riding my bike. We lived …

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Jun 30

DIY Patriotic Freedom Banner

Let’s celebrate freedom! There is always a reason to celebrate, and this week it is all about celebrating our nation’s birthday and giving thanks for the freedoms that we are blessed with as citizens of the USA. In the midst of frequent differences of opinion about everything from “soup to nuts” as my mama used …

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Jun 23

Summer Rain

One of my favorite songs is “Flyover States,” by Jason Aldean. It becomes especially meaningful to me when I think about the real differences between life out here in one of those “Flyover States,” and life in the Big City. Any Big City. Sometimes it seems as if we don’t even speak the same language …

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Jun 16

Father’s Day DIY Banner Card Tutorial

You still have time to make this beautiful banner card for Father’s Day with the FREE tutorial here at Vintage Mama’s Cottage! We had so much fun making this card with bits and pieces of scrap book paper, ribbons and rick-rack, vintage buttons and other miscellaneous ephemera we had out in the studio. Father’s Day …

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Jun 02

Summer in the real world

It’s finally summer! This past weekend we had a bit of a family reunion . . . . of course, when a family has ten children and 29 grandchildren, it is rather challenging to think that you would ever have all of them together at the same time, so I’ll settle for a couple kids …

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May 19

Favorite Things: Art in the Alley

If you live in a small town, or if you have EVER lived in a small town, you will understand . . . . it can be challenging trying to get anything “new” organized and running. And it is even more difficult to keep something rolling along, even after the initial efforts to get it …

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