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Wren Smart
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Summers at my grandmother’s were some of my most cherished childhood memories. So many good things about that time. She and grandpa raised a huge garden and there wasn’t a single Sunday dinner that didn’t include a platter of sun ripened sliced tomatoes.…

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I’ve never been a housekeeper like my Mom was. It’s not that we didn’t have chores growing up or that she didn’t teach us how to make a bed or mop a floor. We were expected to do our fair share. She kept a very nice home and fought to keep 4 kids on track…

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I really love my little herb garden. I have to laugh about it though. I grow 4 or 5 types of oregano, 3 types of sage, 3 or 4 types of thyme, rosemary, chives, dill and lavender. And I very seldom cook with them. It’s not that I don’t want to. It’s just…

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I know that for many people, the dining area can be the heart of the home. Not so much in our house. When we first moved in, the dining room was the last room we worried about fixing. For the most part, our children were grown or only came every other…

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A few years back I started vending at vintage shows around the area. I’m a creative and a collector and this was a perfect way to collect, keep for a while and sell so that my kids aren’t forced to endure the pain of seeing me on an episode of extreme…

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In the last few months, I’ve enjoyed filling our booths at The Rusty Porch in Springfield. The Rusty Porch is owned and operated by Denise Johnson of Rusty and Primitive Treasures. I had the pleasure of meeting Denise at a show that Brenda and I did and…

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My Nephew Jerad has lived in Seattle for a few years now. I keep saying I’m going to get up there and explore with him.  He keeps telling me about the Freemont Market and I just have to see it for myself. Even though my last trip to Seattle was a quick…

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For a while now, I've struggled with a way to maintain two blogs that
were both me but still different. I wanted to combine this blog and www.fortheloveoflillian.com so that I could blog in one place and expand
and grow the way I've wanted to. I had no id...

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I've Moved!
For a while now, I've struggled with a way to maintain two blogs that were both me but still different. I wanted to combine this blog and www.wrenscottagenest.com so that I could blog in one place and expand and grow the way I've wanted to. I had no idea ho...

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Getting a Grip on Creative Clutter
The other day over my morning coffee, I was reading this great article about blogging and how to write in your own voice. There was this worksheet that went with it and one of the prompts was "When I write I want people to feel that I'm....". Then you were ...
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