I Bought a Bowdabra… Now What?

Yesterday my macho husband asked if I’d like to go to a craft store with him.

I fainted.

I picked myself up from the floor and croaked “WHAT? WHAT did you say?” and he replied “I need to go to a craft store. Do you want to go with me?”

I fainted again.

When I came to, he explained he needed letters to put on his newly camo-covered ATV and the hardware store didn’t have what he wanted.

Before he could change his mind, I quickly grabbed my wallet and off we went to Michael’s where he found his letters and I purchased a few things, including a Bowdabra.

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I’m a Doll Hair Genie!

When I found this Jasmine doll at the thrift store yesterday, I figured it would take the magic of a genie to fix her tangled mess of hair. But it was half-price day, and she was only 50 cents so I decided to rescue her from the evilness that had overtaken her long, dark locks.

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Jasmine’s hair is a tangled wreck!

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Faded Mother’s Day Memories

Our mother died after a brain aneurysm when she was 36.

I have many memories of her, but they’re almost as faded as these photographs. Most of my memories are just snippets of sound and images of mom baking a cake, sewing or crocheting; just mom being mom.

It’s been more than 40 years and the loss is still felt but I also smile at the memories.

On this Mother’s Day, I hope your mom makes you smile, too, whether she’s still with us or gone.

Doll Makeover Magician Extraordinaire Works Magic That Leaves Her Mother in Tears

I respectfully, tearfully and officially bestow upon my daughter the title of Doll Makeover Magician Extraordinaire. I can do that because I am her mother. I think you’ll agree she deserves the honor.

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Dear ‘Possums, I Surrender!

We’ve had problems with rabbits and opossums in our garden and frequently set live traps to catch, then release the animals at a nearby park.

A few summers ago, it had been raining like crazy overnight and a young ‘possum picked that night to enter the trap. Hubby was gone until the next day and I didn’t have the heart to leave the poor thing in the trap because the day was going to be blazing hot.

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Craft with Trash!

My sister once looked into my “sewing” room and accused me of being a hoarder.  What can I say.  Much more than sewing happens in that small room.  I can’t help it if the fabric and craft supplies reach to the ceiling!  Storage and space are a big problem for a person who likes to try different crafts.  There are always more supplies I need!

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