Are you the creator of Hide A Heart?


“Are you the creator of Hide a Heart? Someone gave my husband and I one many years ago. It has been a fun part of our marriage to hide it for each other. Sometimes we hide it so well we lose it for months, but when we find it…we go back to hiding it again.” Tiffany Continue reading

Sign-n-Date


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In 1970, my godmother offered two bits of wise advice, “Never give something handmade to someone who does not make things….they will never appreciate it!” and…. Continue reading

Valentine’s Past, Present, Future


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Valentine’s Day 2014

The best gift my husband has given me over forty-one years is that he taught me to ‘live life’ instead of standing on the sidelines as an ‘observer’. Continue reading

Fact, Fact, Tip


My friend Diane went to a sales seminar for Xocai Chocolate last week-end and shared what she learned with me!

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‘Tis a Starbucks Girl’s Dream


A terrific thing happened while I was at Starbucks this morning. Mollie filled my cup with bold of the day and fell in love with the cozy sleeve on my personal cup.BBlkclose Continue reading

Shakespeare Tudor Rose Ruffled Latte Cup Sleeve


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Workshop Wampum!


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I attended a workshop to learn how to price handmade products last week.  The workshop was led by Ryan, one of the BIG sellers of the ORIGINATOR of the scrabble tile necklaces on Etsy. Get to know Ryan a little better in this interview from Handmade Success. Continue reading

10 Ways to Downton Abbey


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If you are a Downton Abbey fan and familiar with the characters of family and staff, then you are aware that Robert Crawley born in Downton, Yorkshire, Earl of Grantham AKA Lord Grantham, has fallen upon some financial distress. 

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And if you are a follower of Hide A Heart’s blog, you may have come to realise I have a tendency to ‘live by imagination’.

The concept is a strong carry over from childhood when I truly believed life would be like a movie musical in which my ‘imaginary’ husband and I would sing and dance our way through life. Real life has proven to include a few sour notes and missteps, but I hold fast to the idea of ‘living by imagination’ as one of my most cherished coping skills. You see, I ‘practice’ elegance and grace as one way of ‘creating magic’ in our home and the love note that connects us with Downton Abbey. Continue reading