Category Archives: joy

Other Ways I’m Creative

I love making jewelry whether I use beads or paper and acrylic resin or lately wire (still trying to make bangles that aren’t bendy! Haven’t invested in a rock tumbler yet, but that’s coming because hammering ain’t doing it!) but … Continue reading

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Got Up To Some Christmas Elving on Sunday

Like many people, I’ve got a pretty serious Pinterest habit (Follow me if you want!) and thanks to Pinterest I was inspired to make the above wreath for the house this year.  It was fairly simple: 1. Fire up the … Continue reading

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What I Learned At My First Craft Fair

1.  DO NOT forget to get coffee before going in…because it’s likely that there are no snacks/drinks available and I will have to bribe the granddaughter of the lovely but complete stranger selling fleece blankets and hats at the table … Continue reading

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Very Excited!!

As soon as the boys get home, we’re packing some snacks, hitting the road, and going to…. THE WARRENSBURG 10 MILE GARAGE SALE!  I’m plotzing! Lake George, NY is one of my favorite places on Earth – it’s about 3.5 … Continue reading

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Music Teacher’s Estate Sale

When I’m not making jewelry and hair accessories, when I’m not hitting thrift stores, tag sales and estate sales, when I am not reading, working, or running my household, I am a musician. In fact, everyone in my family is … Continue reading

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My First Fridgie!

This weekend was full of family barbecues, but I did manage to squeeze in a fabulous estate sale at a very old farm in Bridgewater, CT. They wouldn’t let us in the actual house, it was allegedly empty. Everything that … Continue reading

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My Cubby Of Curiosities

I have a small collection of very small weird things, and I figure, since most of it was either thrifted, passed down, or came into my hands in odd ways, it was worth a post. My title is a bastardization … Continue reading

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Beautiful Beads!

What a pure delight!! I am participating in a bead swap hosted by Sarah from My So Called Junky Life.  Sarah is actually my bead swap partner, too.  The other day I received her package and it was beautifully wrapped: … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Estate Sales

This weekend Randy and I hit two estate sales and each one was an example of what we’re not crazy about and what we love. Estate sale #1 — Gorgeous house right on Ball Pond in New Fairfield, CT.  This … Continue reading

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Just A Quick Note

I had an AMAZING weekend full of great scores between Goodwill, tag sales, estate sales, a flea market and Craigslist.  My camera is acting up, so I won’t have photos until later.  However, some of the things I found are:– … Continue reading

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