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  • Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon Pin
    Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon Pin
    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and there will be many people either constantly wearing pink shirts, pink shoelaces, pink hair bows and more. My husband's workplace will be wearing pink shirts, but not everyday. So he wanted a way to...
  • Holiday salad that's layers of color
    Holiday salad that's ribbons of flavor
    Here at the holidays, the colors of the season are quite spectacular! With all the vivid reds, greens, blues, in addition to silver and gold, the Christmas season is full of colorful splendor! Many of the foods we make at Christmas are often...
  • I'm Dreaming of an Orange Christmas
    I'm Dreaming of an Orange Christmas
    "I'm Dreaming of an Orange Christmas:A CONNECTICUT OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS STORE OPENS FOR THE HOLIDAYS IN ORANGEHarkening back to the days when there was a neighborhood mom & pop Christmas shop in every New England town and village,...
  • Sometimes you don't know technology until you know it
    The Review Series of Int’l CES 2013 products (P2): BlueAnt: Ribbon and Endure (Photos)
    Many of us are becoming quite aware of how technology has given us an abundance of choices, from the low end to the high end. Accordingly, this discussion will delve into the world of Bluetooth technology, all relating to BlueAnt products (http:/...
  • Etsy artisan of the week:  Charmed Design
    Etsy artisan of the week: Charmed Design
    Charmed Design was born out of a life changing event that metamorphosed into a beautiful and inspiring line of jewelry. Charmed Design’s jewelry features symbols of good fortune, peace and protection; each piece is entwined with good vibes...
  • Beaded lanyard
    DIY unique and stylish lanyards
    Many people in Portland use lanyards to carry their keys, or their bus passes around so that nothing is forgotten and there is never a worry about which pocket holds what and whether you dropped something. Many Portlanders get their lanyards from...
  • Crochet Pet Collar
    Make your own pet collars
    It is a requirement within Portland that all pets have a collar with the proper identification and tags. A huge fine can be imposed if your dog or cat does not have a collar with this proper licenses and identification. Another reason that collars...
  • Badgley Mischka Platinum Label-Strapless Ribbon Lace Dress
    Badgley Mischka Platinum Label-Strapless Ribbon Lace Dress
    The 'Strapless Ribbon Lace Dress', from Badgley Mischka's platinum label, is made of ivory lace and fully lined with acetate. The delicate dress is strapless, has a sweetheart neckline, and contour layers of intricate pearl white lace....
  • Ribbon wedding decor
    Ribbon wedding decor
    One of the best parts of having a DIY wedding is finding creative ways to reuse and reinvent simple and cost effective materials. Basic ribbon is coming into its renaissance with a multitude of wedding uses. This material works fabulously for a...
  • Love, Carmen: metallic ribbon-trim dress
    Love, Carmen: metallic ribbon-trim dress
    A little black dress is essential for every woman's wardrobe. The label Love, Carmen carries a truly original, unique, and contoured creation. The 'Metallic Ribbon-Trim Dress' is made of a classic black and silver metallic knit...
  • Creative gift wrap ideas
    Creative gift wrap ideas
    During the holidays, creative gift wrap ideas abound. The trouble is, the sheer volume of presents that need to be wrapped during that hectic period make it nearly impossible to give each gift the love and care Martha Stewart would lead you to...
  • Leftover letters?
    Got stash?
    If you are a traditional scrapbooker, (as opposed to digital) you have lots of stash.As we purchase our supplies we are mentally completing pages and albums. Consumption can be quick in the mind but slow to the page. At home, our new purchase is...
  • You have bewitched me body and soul...
    Austen's Emporium - Regency Ribbon from RUPiperDesigns
    First of all, I have no idea how one would use this ribbon made by RUPiperDesigns on Etsy. Honestly, ‘You have bewitched me body and soul’ isn’t a phrase you just bandy about.All right that is not true; there may be a few uses...
  • Finished Box
    Playing Card Gift Box
    We all love to have gifts given in bags, and wrapped and even in a box. Well they can be rather expensive when you go to buy them. Why not make your own box out of playing cards? This little gift box will be a great idea for the small item you...
  • Little Birdies come and sing to use..
    Tweet All About it!!!
    In Spotsylvania it is not unheard of to see many different types of birds flying the blue skies. You can see Red Tail Hawks, Bald Eagles, and a ton of Turkey Vultures. From time to time I have even spotted a few red headed woodpeckers and many...