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It’s Too Pretty to Use!

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Artistic Endeavors / Because I Said Sew / General Musings / Simple Living

I heard it more than once today. “Oh, look at at that. It’s almost to pretty to use!” A potholder, a dish cloth. My hard work combined with well-chosen materials. Not art, but pretty close to craft. Lovely. But for some, not meant for the hard work of life. Why? Why do we save special and nice and enjoyable things and never use them? You’ve admired that potholder, right? Will you continue to enjoy it […]

Why We’re Not Like Everyone Else, Part 1: Family Values

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Bad Habits / Child's Play / Eco-Suave / Family Ties / General Musings / Holidays/Holy-days / Living in Koinonia / Parenting Skills and Spills / Simple Living

It can be tough not being like everyone else when you’re a kid. Some kids seem to easily embrace their difference, but most want to just blend in. I remember as a kid not having the brand name clothes that everyone was wearing–Keds shoes, Champion sweatshirts, etc. Money, or lack thereof, was the reason for that. We bought everything we could generic, and at the discount stores. We also didn’t have cable until I was […]