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Behind the Fairy Doors

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My Extraordinary Storybook Life

It has been a rather extra-ordinary year. Here’s the story. Mr. H. and I decided that it was time to down-size and move closer to our family and friends in … Read More »

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U-Small – your moving and storage solution for fairies….

It’s been a crazy summer… Our daughter and son in law blessed us all with our ELEVENTH grand-child (welcome, Mary Claire). We had some crazy packing, moving, staging schedules to deal with … Read More »

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Leprechaun Cupcake Trap

We were robbed. This very hammer was used to break in to our precious hoard of gold. How could this have happened?  Read on, my friend.  Read on. A couple … Read More »

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Fairies

OUAT 1 to 5-01

My Extraordinary Storybook Life

It has been a rather extra-ordinary year. Here’s the story. Mr. H. and I decided that it was time to down-size and move closer to our family and friends in … Read More »

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U-Small – your moving and storage solution for fairies….

It’s been a crazy summer… Our daughter and son in law blessed us all with our ELEVENTH grand-child (welcome, Mary Claire). We had some crazy packing, moving, staging schedules to deal with … Read More »

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Leprechaun Cupcake Trap

We were robbed. This very hammer was used to break in to our precious hoard of gold. How could this have happened?  Read on, my friend.  Read on. A couple … Read More »

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Holidays and Entertaining

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Little Bunny Face….

Whenever my Dad gave my Mom a card, he would sign it with the sweetest little bunny face. Every card, every letter…for all of their married life, he would sign … Read More »

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Leprechaun Cupcake Trap

We were robbed. This very hammer was used to break in to our precious hoard of gold. How could this have happened?  Read on, my friend.  Read on. A couple … Read More »

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Leprechaun Doughnut Box Redux

Evidently there is a run on Leprechaun Doughnut Boxes. Over the holidays, a UK grocery chain (Sainsbury’s) asked if they could feature my Leprechaun Doughnut Boxes in their Holiday circular … Read More »

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4th of July

All is right with the world.

My brothers are big men.  I don’t just mean in size, they have big laughs, big personalities and big hearts. They are mythic. Here they are, with my lovely sister-in-law, … Read More »

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Christmas

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Leprechaun Doughnut Box Redux

Evidently there is a run on Leprechaun Doughnut Boxes. Over the holidays, a UK grocery chain (Sainsbury’s) asked if they could feature my Leprechaun Doughnut Boxes in their Holiday circular … Read More »

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Happy New Year

I know I posted these wishes last year, but … I am once again on the way to the sun from a place covered in snow, I love mash-ups and … Read More »

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Treats for the Elves

A few weeks ago, I received an email from Sainsbury’s (a large grocery chain in the UK). They asked if they could include my Leprechaun donut box idea from last year … Read More »

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Christmas in July

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Treats for the Elves

A few weeks ago, I received an email from Sainsbury’s (a large grocery chain in the UK). They asked if they could include my Leprechaun donut box idea from last year … Read More »

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Sparkling Snowflakes for your Windows

It snowed today. It’s not a lot of snow, and it doesn’t look like it will stick around for Christmas, but…. It snowed today. In honor of the snow, I … Read More »

Christmas in July

Okay, Cheryl.  You asked for it.  I’ve had this bumping around my ever-muddled brain for a couple of weeks, and finally was able to put it all together. I might … Read More »

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Easter

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Little Bunny Face….

Whenever my Dad gave my Mom a card, he would sign it with the sweetest little bunny face. Every card, every letter…for all of their married life, he would sign … Read More »

Just a little more Easter…

Good grief. I spilled water on my laptop. Evidently that’s a problem. So….this post is coming directly from my iPad. Not the optimal situation. Note to self: no water near … Read More »

a Good Friday

It was rainy on Good Friday, so the kids and I decided to make some Flower Pots for the Mommies and Daddies. (meaning, I asked the kids if they wanted … Read More »

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Halloween

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Spooky Eyeballs

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, our grand-kids helped me make some spooky eyeballs for Halloween. Click here and you’ll see what we did last weekend. Eyeballs (I … Read More »

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Memorial Day

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Memorial Day – 2012

Nothing makes us happier than having the family together on Memorial Day. We roll around in the grass (and swing in the trees)… … revel in nature … … make … Read More »

Memorial Day

I know you will forgive me for not writing over the Memorial Day weekend.  I guess I just haven’t quite figured out how to blog and live my life at … Read More »

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Mothers Day

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Mom-a-Thon

I interrupt this day of absolute leisure to thank my “Moms”.  I’d like to think I have the best of their qualities, but even if I don’t, I can honestly … Read More »

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New Years

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Happy New Year

I know I posted these wishes last year, but … I am once again on the way to the sun from a place covered in snow, I love mash-ups and … Read More »

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Spring

Overwintered

Spring is here (finally…maybe) and Mr. H. finally lugged our over-wintered geraniums out of storage. I wasn’t entirely sure they were going to make it. While our lovely neighbors over-wintered at … Read More »

Springtime for the Fairies

Wouldn’t you know it?  Here I am, going through my seed magazines, and I found out that our fairy friends already have their seeds!!   (Check out Fairies in “Behind the … Read More »

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St. Patrick's Day

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Leprechaun Cupcake Trap

We were robbed. This very hammer was used to break in to our precious hoard of gold. How could this have happened?  Read on, my friend.  Read on. A couple … Read More »

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Leprechaun Doughnut Box Redux

Evidently there is a run on Leprechaun Doughnut Boxes. Over the holidays, a UK grocery chain (Sainsbury’s) asked if they could feature my Leprechaun Doughnut Boxes in their Holiday circular … Read More »

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How to Bait a Leprechaun Trap? – With tiny doughnuts!

St. Patrick’s Day will soon be here, and Leprechauns will be running amuck. I have it on good authority (my grand-kids) that these little Irish miscreants will soon be playing … Read More »

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Summer

Christmas in July

Okay, Cheryl.  You asked for it.  I’ve had this bumping around my ever-muddled brain for a couple of weeks, and finally was able to put it all together. I might … Read More »

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Thanksgiving

Five Molded Rings

Crrrrranberries in the Snow (it is especially pleasing if you roll your R’s when you say it). This salad is such a pretty addition to your Holiday table (really, any … Read More »

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Thanksgiving Turkey Pretzels

My apologies to anyone who might have wanted this fun little recipe before … let’s say … Thanksgiving. Sometimes life intervenes. Just as I was getting ready to post, I … Read More »

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Pilgrim Hat Cookies

How lucky we are that my brother and his family come early for Thanksgiving week.  There is nothing better than the “dinner was great, let’s get in our jammies and … Read More »

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Valentines Day

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Heart Bookmarks

It’s Valentine’s Day, and you forgot to get a card? gift? chocolate?  No worries, this quick and easy heart bookmark project uses things everyone has around the house. All you … Read More »

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Winter

Five Molded Rings

Crrrrranberries in the Snow (it is especially pleasing if you roll your R’s when you say it). This salad is such a pretty addition to your Holiday table (really, any … Read More »

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How to make a Borax Snowflake

Before we begin, and in the interest of full disclosure, I must admit that I went down a few “rabbit holes” while I was putting this post together.  As a … Read More »

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Tom and Jerry (not the cat and mouse)

I do love Tom ‘n Jerry cartoons. Do you remember when Jerry turned on all the faucets in the kitchen and then froze the floor with lines from the refrigerator? … Read More »

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