Themed Nomination – Baby It’s Cold Outside!

Bamboo Shawl by AnnyMay (left) and Upcycled Houndstooth Scarf by Betsy and Bess (right)

With 75% of the U.S. covered in snow last week – it is hard for many of us to get away from the cold. I was talking to a customer today in Wisconsin where it was -15 degrees and someone else in Canada who’s car was stuck in a snowdrift – ugh! But the one good thing about […]

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Themed Nomination – National Winnie the Pooh Day or the childhood books we loved!

Joonbeam and MeadowMuffin2010

So today, based on the birthdate of author A.A. Milne (an Englishman born in 1882 and named Alan Alexander- not sure why I always assumed Winnie’s author was a woman and didn’t know this) – who wrote the wonderful storybooks is National Winnie the Pooh Day! This has me thinking about favorite childhood authors and […]

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Themed Nomination – “I Have a Dream”

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In honor of Martin Luther King Day next Monday this week’s themed nomination is “I Have a Dream”. “… I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: – we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal… “ Dr. […]

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Themed Nomination – Setting Your Intention for 2011!

Darryl Black Upcycled Poncho

I know, I know resolutions are easy to make and even easier to break! Well, what if we were to choose a  theme for 2011 – something to focus our attention on and bring into your life? I am committed to making 2011  my year of “deciding” – no more procrastination, distractions and ‘settling’. What would be […]

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Themed Nominations: Eco Stocking Stuffers

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Seasons Greetings, from Eco Etsy! This week’s theme is “Eco Stocking Stuffers”.  The awesome recycled sail stockings pictured above are from team member reiter8 and are just waiting for some eco friendly stuffing!  You can do a tag search on Etsy for ‘teamecoetsy’ to find an item or items you would like to nominate and please send […]

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Themed Nomination – Festive Decorations

lilfishstudios

“The message of Christmas is that the visible material world is bound to the invisible spiritual world. ‘ ~Author Unknown I have an eclectic collection of tree ornaments that I’ve saved over the years and I try to add a new one or two each year. They are kept like treasures inside a wooden trunk […]

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Themed Nomination – Giving Thanks

JenniferJoyCreative

Thanksgiving is a day when we gather together with family and friends around the table to share in our gratitude for everything good in our lives. Even during tough times we are called on to consider that which we can be grateful for. I’m sure that everyone of us has experienced  being asked to acknowledge […]

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Themed Nomination – The Art of Letter Writing

marmaline

I received a letter the other day. I know that doesn’t sound very remarkable, but it wasn’t an email, or a Facebook message, nor was it a letter from the bank. It was a beautifully  hand written letter for me personally on real lined paper in dark blue ink written with a fountain pen. It […]

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Themed Nomination – Symbols of Peace

Anna Ruby King

On Thursday November 11th is Veteran’s Day in the US, also known as Armistice or Remembrance Day in most Commonwealth countries, including Canada, Australia and the UK. It is a holiday to observe and commemorate the sacrifice that veterans and civilians have made during times of war. In Belgium this day is known as the […]

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