Things to be Thankful for on Thanksgiving

Things to be Thankful for on Thanksgiving

It’s the eve of Thanksgiving, and I’m a bit saddened that my two eldest daughters aren’t here this year.  The eldest is finishing her master’s degree and has to work on Thanksgiving in order to pay for her classes.  The second oldest wanted to visit the family of her boyfriend in another state.  So, it’s the four of us here. When Katie, my eldest, first started going to college, the vacation days she had for Thanksgiving were so short that it wasn’t worth a $400 or more plane ticket to…

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How to Make Pretty and Easy Dresses, Necklaces, Barrettes, and Decorate Shoes for Girls

How to Make Pretty and Easy Dresses, Necklaces, Barrettes, and Decorate Shoes for Girls

My beautiful niece was getting married.  My children were seeing family members they hadn’t seen for awhile, and I wanted to get them nice dresses that were age appropriate.  I have a serious hangup about dressing young girls like teenagers. I thought I was so slick ordering dresses on clearance online from a very well known (and respected) department store.  When the dresses arrived, what I had were cheaply made, ill fitted dresses that the children didn’t want to wear because, “It feels scratchy!” The dresses made a quick return…

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