November 2009

Girls’ Bedroom Metamorphosis and a little Christmas Cheer

by Edie Wadsworth on November 30, 2009

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This is what I see now when I walk out of my bedroom door. The little girls’ bedroom—freshly painted and freshened up. It makes me wanna dance a jig. Or to quote Pioneer Woman, it ‘makes my skirt fly up’. And it’s every girls’ favorite color: tiffany blue. I know, I know–I’m teaching ‘em early. […]

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Advent Begins

by Edie Wadsworth on November 29, 2009

Our most gracious God, we pray for your blessings as we begin our Advent journey. Turn our hearts toward You. Forgive us our selfish preoccupations. Quiet us with Your words of comfort and peace and hope. And as we anticipate Your coming in glory, remind us of Your humble ‘comings’—as a baby in a manger, […]

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Thanksgiving Replayed

by Edie Wadsworth on November 28, 2009

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We gathered around the table and prayed a Thanksgiving litany–written by Pastor Bill Cwirla.The food was served buffet style—-and if I do say so myself—it was pretty yummy!Some of the crew (my brother was sick this year and we missed him dearly—-he always does the dishes!)Let the feasting begin!The ‘teens and tweens’ table and their […]

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Renovations

by Edie Wadsworth on November 25, 2009

1.   Studio Eight {the craft room makeover} 2.  Kitchen Makeover 3. Guest Bathroom 4. Our Homeschool Room 5.  Our lake kitchen

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Thanksgiving Tabletop Tips

by Edie Wadsworth on November 24, 2009

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Every year I swoon at the Pottery Barn catalogue and their many varied and luscious Thanksgiving tabletops. Have you ever calculated how much money it would cost to do a table exactly like theirs? A lot of money. An obscene amount of money. So, every year I set out to make my tables comfortable, fresh, […]

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Projects Unfinished and Children Unplugged

by Edie Wadsworth on November 23, 2009

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painting my bedroom/bathroom/bedroom ceilings (and don’t you love the lamp that I rescued from my own yard sale and painted blue?) Last week, I started 37 projects. That’s kinda how I roll. And I should have learned by now that when I do that, I end up sick. So, now I have 37 half finished […]

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Stages of Blog Friendship

by Edie Wadsworth on November 21, 2009

1. Infatuated Day 1: You click on a link to a new blog. Hmmmm. You make the following mental notes. “Nice header.” “No opening music—that’s good.” “Awww, she looks sweet. Cute kids. Cool project.” You click to a link within her post and get lost for a period of time on Martha Stewart’s craft site […]

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The Theology of Harry Potter

by Edie Wadsworth on November 20, 2009

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::Spoiler Alert:: Though I’m guessing that most of you who are going to read them have already! The first Harry Potter book, The Sorcerer’s Stone, was released in 1997, when my son Taylor was 7 years old. I bought the first book and we read the first five or so chapters aloud before I began […]

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Making a Jesse Tree

by Edie Wadsworth on November 17, 2009

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Oh, come, strong Branch of Jesse, free Thine own from Satan’s tyranny; From depths of hell Thy people save And give them vict’ry o’er the grave. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to Thee, O Isreal. The first Sunday in Advent falls on November 29 but with the all the yummies to be made and tables […]

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The Story

by Edie Wadsworth on November 15, 2009

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I find that there’s a certain sense in which things are more than they appear. On the surface, I’m just painting another room. But then the emotions rush in and I wonder if this color therapy is one of many ways the creative heart heals itself. Am I forging a safe cocoon where the boundaries […]

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Thanksgiving Banner

by Edie Wadsworth on November 13, 2009

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Do ya’ll miss the 12 days already? So do I. Thus, I’ve decided to accept ideas from anyone who’d like to do a tutorial similar to the ’12 Days’ tutorials on this blog anytime between now and before Christmas. If you have something you think we just MUST know how to do, let me know […]

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Whew!!! I don’t know about you but I’m kinda sad it’s day 12! I’ve had so much fun with this series and am most grateful for the wonderful contributors who have given of their time and ideas to make it all happen! Let’s recap: On the 12th day of Christmas, my blog friend gave to […]

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The 12 Days of Handmade Christmas ends tomorrow with another great tutorial and a giveaway, so hang in there one more day! I’m excited about todays’ goodies but make sure to visit the other 10 days beginning here. Hasn’t this been fun? I’m so thankful that you’ve joined us and for your kind and often […]

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12 Days of Handmade Christmas Tutorials Day 10 {Coffee Cozy}

by Edie Wadsworth on November 10, 2009

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I regret to inform you that the person scheduled for Day 10 could not make it due to unforeseen family circumstances. Guess you’re stuck with me today. But don’t forget to visit the first 9 days, starting here. Love my new sign? I think Todd Wilken may need it for the studio. Even before I […]

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12 Days of Handmade Christmas Tutorials Day 9 {Pillows}

by Edie Wadsworth on November 9, 2009

If you’re late to this party, don’t fret, just grab a cup-a-joe ,start humming the 12 Days of Christmas and then visit Day 1–dishmat, Day 2–garland, Day 3–coasters, Day 4–birds, Day 5–buntings, Day 6—tassels, Day 7—apron, Day 8–candles, and the sweater stocking tutorial here. And now without further delay, welcome Autum from Creative Little Daisy […]

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