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Nov 23, 2020

Thanksgiving looks different this year.Today we will be talking about finding gratitude in difficult times.

Being grateful doesn’t mean ignoring the difficulties - it does mean keeping hope and love and relationships the center of our lives. It means thinking about next year - the stories we will share about...


Nov 16, 2020

Most of us find winter to be too long, too cold and too dark!

But when our Norwegian cousins came to visit, we learned some interesting things about they experience winter.

Today we dive into to the concept of friluftsliv - meaning "free-air life" and we talk about different ideas of how we can incorporate this concept...


Nov 9, 2020

More people are buying and sending cards this year than before!

Birthday cards have always been the top seller  - but now sympathy cards are big sellers too.

We can’t attend funerals like we used to and we can't give hugs - so mailing a card seems more important and necessary than ever. We want to send a heartfelt...


Nov 2, 2020

Did you know that gift cards are actually the number one requested gift? 80% of people received at least one gift card last year. And this year,  in the land of COVID, people are doubling the number of gift cards they're buying.

So today I thought we would talk about why gift cards are actually often the perfect gift -...


Oct 26, 2020

I took five very special quilts in my life and used them to inspire my cardmaking!

From copying the quilt block pattern, or the color, or something else in the quilt, these were the results.

The first quilt I ever made was in 1974 for my boyfriend Tim (now my husband of 44 years) was a Log Cabin Quilt. What a fun...