• How to Blog without Breaking the Bank

    April 10, 2016

    When I started blogging way back in 2006, it wasn’t as complicated as it appears today. I just chose a blogging platform, which was free, a blog name, and started writing. No one really told me what to do or not to do. I figured a lot out on my own. But today everyone has…

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  • My first featured tutorial, in awhile

    March 16, 2016

    I know, I know. I was supposed to be quiet until I got the new blog look put together. Well, I couldn’t stay away from the blog too long. 🙂 Although, I am working feverishly on a new design. Coming up with a color scheme and look is tough. As soon as I think I’ve…

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  • Updates and changes to my blog

    March 14, 2016

    I’ve been wanting to streamline my blog since I restarted it a few months ago. I feel it is all over the place right now, and I really need to get a handle on what I want to blog about and share with you. I’ve been researching successful blogs and have come across some great…

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  • Dress You Up – ’80s Madonna

    January 25, 2016

    ’80s Madonna by craftingwithcathair featuring lightweight scarves STELLA McCARTNEY black lace bra, $64 / White gold earrings / Leather jewelry / Philippe Audibert silver bangle / Philippe Audibert turquoise bangle / Black necklace, $3.03 / 2028 beaded jewelry / Croft Barrow necklace / Blue Nile radiant cut engagement ring / Kenneth Jay Lane blue jewelry…

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  • Blog Posting Schedule

    January 22, 2016

    I have had a few weeks to get my head out of the clouds and get back into this whole blogging thing. I think I have a pretty good idea just how much blogging I’ll be able to do. My plan for this blog is to combine random posts with a few regular weekly &…

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  • Goals for 2016

    January 18, 2016

    Now that it is 2016 you know what that means? New Year’s Resolution time! I always start out with the best intentions, but by mid-February I am completely off of my New Year’s resolution list. This year, I am starting with some very open-ended questions, so they aren’t so specific. Hopefully this will help me…

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  • Where Bloggers Create II Blog Party

    November 10, 2015

    My Desert Cottage is hosting a blog party on June 19 (I am posting a little early) ~ “Where Bloggers Create II”. What a fun idea! Now we get to see where all of the talented crafters work. My craft area is pretty much anywhere in my house. I craft on my dining room table…

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  • Guess what? I’ll be back in 2016!

    October 26, 2015

      New posts to begin January 1, 2016!!!

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  • Giveaway Winner

    February 6, 2012

    Before settling in to watch Madonna in the Super Bowl halftime show, I chose the winner of my Simply Handmade magazine giveaway.  The winner is. . . La La Lauren Congrats La La Lauren! I’ll be emailing you today for your address, so I can send out your goodies.   Thanks everyone for entering the contest…

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  • Simply Handmade Giveaway

    February 1, 2012

    Are you ready to win some loot?!!! I’m so excited to be hosting this giveaway, which includes a copy of the latest edition of Simply Handmade that features my tutorial for heart-shaped felt cookies! What exactly is included in the giveaway? Just everything you need to make a set of heart-shaped felt cookies for yourself…

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