Etsy Treasured


Some days the dice rolls happily in Hide A Heart’s direction! Continue reading

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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

Happy New Year Paris Letters Project


Secret Garden Journal

Twenty years ago I kept a journal detailing the journey I took to the world of cancer, treatment decisions and recovery. While still in recovery from treatment and very unhappy, I locked then wrapped the journal in plain brown paper and mailed it to Paris with no return address. Continue reading

Hide A Heart Featured Artist


Hide a Heart

This weeks Featured Artist is Mary Catherine Lunsford, Hide a Heart! Little Hearts that say so much! Keep the language of love alive with one of our glass hearts to create an enduring, positive, sentimental, romantic, fun and charming expression of affection for a lover, family member or friend.

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Sit on a Rock for Three Years


Today while visiting with the in-laws of my eldest son, I learned something especially inspiring when sharing the good news about reaching the 2012 Hide A Heart sales goal. Continue reading