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Vinyl Revival

The media says that vinyl records are making a comeback. New bands are starting to produce their music on vinyl and record stores are emerging, once again, all over the country. This month, a new record exchange, or used LP … Continue reading

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Honor Among Thieves, I Mean Crafters

Writer’s disclaimer:  This post was written about a craft show where I was a seller and about people I met (or perhaps fabricated), in the very distant past (or maybe it was just yesterday).  Any resemblance you might notice to … Continue reading

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Craft Room Daydreams

My friend Michele has an actual craft room.  It has a work table and shelves and little compartments for her crafting goodies.  I, however, am not so fortunate.  Extra space in my home is sparse, so my work space is … Continue reading

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What Will I Be When I Grow Up?

My boss has started to drop the word retirement in casual conversation and that’s got me worrying and thinking.  And while his exact timeline for exiting the workforce has not been revealed to myself and my quirky band of coworkers, … Continue reading

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Creativity, Out of Necessity……Toys, Housewares, and the FIFA World Cup

My children lack imagination. Now I mean them no disrespect.  My boys are smart and funny and resourceful.  But when it comes to the good old-fashioned, nitty-gritty, sock-puppet type of imagination, they are sorely lacking.  And depending on your age … Continue reading

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Family Book Club

I haven’t yet started the assigned novel for my monthly women’s book club…….. Instead, I am reading the young adult novel, Divergent…..and not because it is about to be released as a big-budget Hollywood movie……but simply because Jake suggested I … Continue reading

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Crafting for Good

“Be careful not to do your good deeds when there’s no one watching you.”                                                     … Continue reading

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I’m Driving…….You Navigate!!

Jeff Spicoli, the surfer/stoner played by Sean Penn in the classic teen film Fast Times at Ridgemont High did not realize that he was headed for trouble when he said those fateful words……….“I’m driving. You navigate.”    ———————————————————————————— Navigation.  It can … Continue reading

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Trying Hard to Raise Artsy Kids

“Every child is an artist; the problem is staying an artist when  you grow up.”                                                     … Continue reading

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The Woodbury FAF…… and Why I Can Never Quit My Day Job!

The Woodbury Fine Arts Festival (FAF) is held right in my hometown.  So as I strive to promote my small and homespun craft business, RoofTop Creations, you’d expect that I might want to participate as a vendor….right?  Last year, the … Continue reading

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