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Contests & Prizes : Congratulations Melissa!!

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Congratulations Melissa of!  You won last week’s Sweet Giveaway.  Enjoy making your Valentine’s Day banner and cupcake picks! Please e-mail  your address to so we can send them on their way…


Photo Galleries : Score

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I barely remember when we learned that “score” means 20 years in Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.  But 20 years has been coming up a lot in my life lately, as in remembering 20 years ago. In 1990 I was living near San Francisco, studying Fashion Design, and working in the mall part-time as a fragrance model. …

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Celebrate : a surprise party!

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Yesterday we held surprise party for Morgan and Silke, whose winter birthdays are very close together… We had a cozy wintry theme of chocolate and tea. See below for some really easy decorating ideas. Silke ended up bringing in homemade chocolate mousse because we’d told her the party was for just Morgan… We felt a …

Contests & Prizes : Sweet Giveaway (Contest Expired)

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Our Valentines gift to a lucky someone is a set of three new Valentines items from Martha Stewart Crafts: a sheet of 20 wrapped candy and heart  stickers, a sheet of 17 cupcake and candy stickers, and a Valentines stamp and ink set (includes red, brown and pink ink pads and 21 clear assorted Valentines …

TV Crafts : Yarning for Warmth

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Although I am not a knitter (and currently not even an infrequent crocheter), I am a huge lover of yarn. With the frigid temps we have been experiencing in NYC, I have noticed that many things yarn related have been popping up around me. First, some of the yarn I sent off to my grandmother …

Make It : patchwork rugs

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During my attempt to clean up the attic, I came across the many bins of sweaters I’ve been collecting since I styled the ‘Felted Sweaters’ story for Living November 06 to make this rug. I love everything about it, the look, the touch, the ease to make it, and the fact that you are reusing …

Make It : Better Late Than Never?

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The holidays are over…that must mean it’s time for me to make my holiday card! I seem to always miss Hanukkah and Christmas. In years past, my husband and I have sent out New Years or Valentines cards instead (Thank you St. Valentine for the February extension!) I like to send gifty-ish cards and while …

Make It : Clip Art Photo Calendar

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I wanted to share this clip art calendar from the current issue of Living. It’s a great way to enjoy a favorite photo or several photos over the course of the new year. It’s also inexpensive pretty easy to make, here is the how-to,  clip art and frame. Happy New Year!…