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National Cold Brew Day Review, Recipe & Giveaway!

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Happy National Cold Brew Day – it’s time to get your caffeine on!! I have a review, a recipe, and a giveaway for you today. I love my cold brew, it helps me keep crafting, and did you know that caffeine can actually help fight depression? What’s not to love?! OK, if you want, you can have decaf instead.

National Cold Brew Day - Java House review, recipe & giveaway from Jessie At Home
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Crafters LOVE Coffee! – Java House Cold Brew Coffee Giveaway!!

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Got Coffee? Today I get to introduce you to Java House Cold Brew Coffee, and it is awesome! It’s totally smooth, easy to make, and easy on the tummy!!

Java House Cold Brew Coffee Review and Giveaway from Jessie At Home

The coffee reviewed in this post was provided by Java House, all opinions are my own. (more…)

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Kitchen Fixes

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This will be mostly photos tonight. It is after 1am (hey, happy 8th anniversary to Doug & me!) I just want to show you what I have been up to lately.

First, here are some snaps from a trip to Target we made the other day. The girls were having fun as you can see. *as always, if you hover your mouse over the photos, a little description will come up*

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Breakdown of the Yarn Haul!!

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So I promised more photos and a break down of all the yarn I bought last night. I didn’t count out all the colors, but I did separate and count it by type. So here is the breakdown, with links to the yarns on line, and the retail price (based on the price of the yarn in the LYS, not on line.) The photos may not match up with the text, as they are just snaps of the unpacking and organizing efforts.

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What a week!

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Last week was quite long and short, all at once. Do you know what I mean?

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Before I get into it, I should share that I finally released my Fanny skirt pattern. I am having a give away for any one of my patterns (winners get to choose which one they want) over on my facebook page.

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Pieces of my day

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I took a quick break from my projects to whip this cutie up on Monday. It’s from this great pattern I found on Ravelry. The bit of purple there is for lining the hood. I still have to stitch that little bugger in there tonight. I’ll get some better snaps of it tomorrow when it is all done.

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Still plugging away on the first of the kinda’ matching Christmas gifts I am making for the girls. I hope to have a little reveal for you by the end of the week. We will see… (more…)

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Gobble Gobble, Ho Ho Ho!!

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As usual, I’m a bit late in posting these pictures.  We had a wonderful time visiting family in Beverly for Thanksgiving.  So much fun in fact, that I frequently forgot to pick up the camera. Ooops. We stayed with my cousin Christine, who hosted a small Thanksgiving at her apartment. Afterwards Tom, her boyfriend, kicked everybody out of the kitchen so that he could clean it all up.  Vada popped in and asked if she could help, and amazingly he said yes.  I had to sneak in to take a picture of Vada carefully loading the dishwasher after Tom rinsed off the plates.

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Later Tom came into the living room to let us know there was another photo op.  Vada was busily scrubbing out all of the pots. She is quite the little helper! (more…)

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Plugging Away

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That’s me. Just working on finishing various half done crafts around the place. I just ran around and took a few snaps to show you all in blogland what I’ve been up to lately.

Last week I broke my rule about no new projects aside from holiday gifts or Craft Hope until I finish all the partially finished projects. There was a good reason, though: I kept loosing pencils. So I took a paper towel roll, a page from a board book the girls had torn up (I always keep old board books that are not in good enough shape to pass on, they come in handy for crafts,) some scrapbook paper, and glue, and I created this little guy.

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Rather nifty, isn’t he? And it really only took me the course of one program I was watching with the hubby.

Here we go, a project I had found in my closet. (more…)

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The Little Things

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I feel the need to celebrate the *good* little things in life right now. Sometimes the *not so good* little things pile up and become overwhelming. When I look at the world through the eyes of my 2 1/2 year old girls, it is a beautiful and happy place. So here are a few of their little things, and a few of mine.

The girls love to play with pillows and cushions. Look at the immense amount of fun they are having with the cushion from the top of the toy box. Sorry about the funky glare in Vada’s eyes, the red eye tool doesn’t get rid of that.

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Mmm… my girls just adore brushing their teeth. First Mommy brushes for them, then they get to have a go. Sometimes they even ask to brush at random times during the day. (more…)

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What a nice surprise!

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On Friday evening, my mother-in-law came to take the girls for the weekend. Doug and I had plans to reorganize their room so it would be toddler safe, and to change the cribs to toddler beds. Also, there is a closet in their room that runs the length of one wall, about 12 feet, and has sliding doors. It has a shelf running across the top of the closet that can stack paper boxes 2 high. I wanted to reorganize that closet. Some things needed to come out of the closet and move into my bedroom, and visa versa.

Doug did have to work a bit on Saturday, so I chose to sleep in a bit, before all the craziness began. So there I was, lounging lazily in bed at about 9:20 on Saturday morning. I had been awake for a while, but was unable to bring myself to leave the comfort of the warm blankets. (more…)

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A good day with another GREAT find!

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Today was a nice day. I’m getting over my cold, and for the first time in a while I woke up without feeling like a zombie. After showering, I felt the need for a yummy breakfast. So…

batter-and-coffee

Yes, that is my precious morning coffee, and that lumpy batter is just waiting to become… (more…)

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My morning. Could use work.

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So I am giving this another shot. I need something to motivate me. I am hoping this will help. It makes me feel accountable to all my (imaginary) readers!

I had a slow start this morning. I did a very quick pick up of things that needed to be out of the reach of little hands. Later, this just amused me.

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I don’t think that is really where the remotes and the pot holder go. (more…)

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