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Covered Bulletin Board

When I shared my little desk area in our new kitchen you may have spied my green zebra bulletin board over the desk. It had very humble beginnings, but was a super easy project that requires absolutely no crafting ability, … Continue reading

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What a Stitch!

Years ago I made each of The Cuties and myself a needlepoint belt. Much time has passed and I’m both sad and happy to report that both of theirs are too small and mine is too big.  And I never … Continue reading

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Year One: Almost a Wrap

In three weeks, we head back to America for our summer leave, finishing up our first year, here in Tokyo.  While technically not quite a year, the time sure has flown by!  I can’t believe how much we’ve managed to … Continue reading

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Travel Picture Frame

I’m beginning to think about things I want to gather together for our summer visit to America.  The Cuties and I will be away from Japan for about two months, and unfortunately my husband will only be able to join … Continue reading

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Covered Coasters

We laid pretty low this past weekend since the weather wasn’t very nice and Cute Husband and I were both recovering from colds.  By Sunday afternoon The Cuties were clearly over our mantra of rest and relaxation and needed something a … Continue reading

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Springtime Door Decor

In the chaos of the whole moving to the other side of the world thing I’ve recently realized the spring wreath some how didn’t make the trip. This should be my biggest problem {said in my best yenta voice}. Cute … Continue reading

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Monogrammed Wellies to Chase the Clouds Away!

 It was raining today and I was wearing my wellies, and looked down and thought I really should have purchased them in a brighter color for a little more oomph. And then it occurred to me I could give them a … Continue reading

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Packing a Carry-On for International Flights

I’m what they call a wee bit Type A. {my real life friends are doubled over with laughter right now} I make lists.  And sometimes even lists of my lists.  I like to be organized and am generally happier when … Continue reading

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Fancying Up a Hat {Yet Again}

I think I’m a wannabe milliner.  I so love hats.  Big hats, fancy hats, warm hats, straw hats, cloches, even baseball hats {with a monogram, of course}! Yet another thing I love about living in Japan is the abundance of … Continue reading

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Personalized Aprons with Bling!

Yesterday I featured the Valentine’s Cookie Decorating Party The Cuties and I hosted last weekend.  Our party favors to our guests were personalized aprons for everyone to wear while they were knee-deep in frosting.  Back in the States, I would … Continue reading

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