Awesome Jane Austen Quotes Still Relevant Today

WOW! 92 links last week at our Friday Frivolity Party – you guys are rockstars! For our weekly host theme of favorite quotes this week, I decided to pick some quotes from one of my favorite authors, Jane Austen.   There are plenty of great quips to choose from, but I decided to narrow it …

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Mixed Media Wall Art

Today’s Mixed Media Wall Art project continues my quest to freshen up the house without spending a lot of money. I am thrilled with how it came out, and so is my husband, which is definitely a bonus! When we moved into the house, I grabbed an old wicker fan, spray painted it black with …

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Life Hacks You Don’t Need plus Friday Frivolity Link Party

If you spend a little bit of time on the internet you have probably seen more than a few “life hacks” guaranteed to make your life easier. Most probably tell you that you have been doing things wrong your whole life, like cutting a cake in wedges instead of slicing down the middle. Insert eye …

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Patriotic Wreath

The Repurposed Garden Hose Wreath has been on the front door since it was created, and with Memorial Day followed by Flag Day followed by Independence Day, I figured it was high time to create a Patriotic Wreath to get in the spirit.   Like all of the wreaths I am making this year, my …

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Beware of Black Cats plus Friday Frivolity

Your Friday Frivolity hosts have a Friday the 13th theme going this week (be sure to check out Babi a Fi, Devastate Boredom, and Syncopated Mama for more fun). I chose to go with one of the scariest creatures of superstition… the black cat.   But, I have to agree with Mr. Spock on this …

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Why I don’t wish American Service Members and Veterans “Happy Memorial Day”

More than a few U.S. active duty service members and veterans I know are offended by the words “Happy Memorial Day”. Some may not be as vocal about it as others, but it is still insulting if you know the true meaning of the day. Confused? I understand. The holiday has become increasingly a day …

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10 Funny Motherhood Quotes plus Friday Frivolity

Some people are sentimental when it comes to Mother’s Day. Not me, laughter helps me keep a grip on this motherhood gig. Perhaps one of the other Friday Frivolity hosts went for the sentimental route, so be sure to check them out. I chose 10 of my favorite funny motherhood quotes:     Funny Quotes …

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I want to be Phryne Fisher in my next life.

Phryne Fisher: glamorous, intelligent, witty, fashionable, sensuous and a little dangerous. Yup. I have found a new idol.   If you are Australian, you probably have heard of the Phryne Fisher Mystery books by Kerry Greenwood and the television show based on them.  Here in America we are just discovering the delicious Miss Fisher. Ovation …

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Crazy Hairstyles: Princess Leia Edition – Friday Frivolity Linky Party

The Friday Frivolity host theme this week is Crazy Hairstyles. And who had a crazier hairstyle than the cinnamon bun sporting Princess herself, Leia Organa. Oh yes, I remember it well. I wanted to be Princess Leia so badly for Halloween 1976, like most other girls I imagine. Like most girls of that era, this …

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Kids Craft – Strawberry Basket Craft for May

If you are looking for a fun craft for your kids for May Day or Mother’s Day, I present you with the classic, berry basket May Basket. When I used to teach day care we did a lot of crafts with strawberry baskets and those little square milk cartons, mostly because they were so plentiful. …

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