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Homeschool mom to 11, Marmee to 14 and author.

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Healthy Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Yummy Strawberry Cheesecake Before you jump to the ingredients to see if you have them on hand. you probably do not have brown rice cereal flakes or gelatin sheets. These are not in most pantries unless you’ve been eating gluten free. But hey, HEALTHY cheesecake! It will be worth it. Eat it for […]

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The Standard American Diet Killed my Daughter

My beautiful, amazing, delightful, daughter, Victoria was killed, this year , by a food addiction. She left behind three teenage sons. Don’t let this happen to your family.   Stop feeding your family the Standard American Diet! No More SAD   Eating God’s Way Facebook Group Join us on Facebook for free tips, ideas, education, links, and encouragement on how to feed […]

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17 Ridiculously Useful Tips to Make Life Easier

Heating leftover pizza, easy deviled eggs, expand frosting, reheating bread, newspaper weeds away, picking up broken glass, squirrel away, flexible vaccumm, foggy windshields, get rid of ants and more ideas.

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Jelly Roll Quilt Pattern by 3 Dudes

I just love this method Jenny from the Missouri Star Quilt Company shares from 3 Dudes Quilting. I used it to make the sunflower mug rug for my sister-in-law (she collects sunflowers) Sunflower Mug Rug Quick block, added a cute appliqué, bound in yellow. Used sunflower fabric on the back.   Be sure to check out 3dudesquilting.com free […]

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Mason Jar Storage in the Sewing Room

There are better way to store thread, but I’m using what I have on hand. I use Mason Jar a lot. I use them for charm packs (so I can see them), for leftover scraps from projects, and for crumbs (tiny scraps) by color I can quickly grab for appliqué.  

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Organizing Quilt Die Cutters & Tips

I’m using a Sizzix Big Shot to cut fabric for quilting. As my die library has grown I needed a store solution. Accuquilt offers a wire die holder in a few sizes from $23 to $35. I picked up a few letters holders at  thrift store for 50 cents each. As your die addiction supply […]

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Frugal Fabric: Sheets into Jelly Rolls

Quilting fabric is $10+ a yard. I indulge but I also pick up vintage sheets, pillow cases and dust ruffles at thrift stores to feed my habit frugally. I just turned several pillow cases into these 2.5″ strips. I have enough for a nice strip lap quilt (will post when complete. I cut the strips […]

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No Papers Hexagon Tutorial

If you are wondering why there is an explosion of hexagon quilts its because they are totally addicting. The cuteness sucks you in, you try just one, then BAM! You are forever addicted. Your family will never see you watch TV with an empty lap again. Every car trip will include a sewing basket. You […]

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Comparing Fabric Cutting Machines

Which is the best fabric  cutting machine?  AccuQuilt, Big Shot? Brother ScanNCut? Silhouette? It depends on your needs. I liked rotary cutting until I lopped off the corner of my finger and had stitches. Machine cutters are much safer. I researched machines for weeks before purchasing. Here is what I learned.Note: I’m blogging as a […]

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Organizing Quilt Stash with Jars

I use Mason Jars to organize quilt crumbs by color.Easy to see the tiny bits available for appliqué. Mason jars are great for yo-yos too. I put buttons, pins etc. in cute glass yogurt jars (because I gave up making yogurt) Follow Me on Pinterest I have over 30 quilting boards so its best to follow all then […]

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