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2014 Holiday Ornament Exchange and Blog Hop

How quickly does the year pass? It seems not that long ago that I took part in Sally Russick‘s 2013 Holiday Ornament Exchange, and all of a sudden it is time to do this year’s blog hop! 367 more words


Borobudur Temple Compounds

This famous Buddhist temple, dating from the 8th and 9th centuries, is located in central Java. It was built in three tiers: a pyramidal base with five concentric square terraces, the trunk of a cone with three circular platforms and, at the top, a monumental stupa. 60 more words


Sewing with a Plan 2015 0.7


The SWAP contest requires that all the garments go together. While there are three “sets” here, which stand alone, the three “wildcards” are garments which work with the three sets. 316 more words

Style Advice

Repost: 5 Zero Waste Tips from Style Lottery

I recently wrote an article for StyleLottery.com about the Zero Waste movement. I once went one a mission trip to Mexico where we visited a very poor slum where people basically lived in a landfill. 963 more words


Kakadu National Park

This unique archaeological and ethnological reserve, located in the Northern Territory, has been inhabited continuously for more than 40,000 years. The cave paintings, rock carvings and archaeological sites record the skills and way of life of the region’s inhabitants, from the hunter-gatherers of prehistoric times to the Aboriginal people still living there. 46 more words


Obama to announce major Cuba policy overhaul; prisoners swapped

Source: Reuters, by Daniel Trotta and Matt Spetalnick, 12/17/2014

HAVANA/WASHINGTON – U.S. President Barack Obama was set to announce a shift in policy toward Cuba on Wednesday and the Associated Press reported the changes would include the opening of an embassy in Cuba and the start of talks to normalize relations. 303 more words


Supplier Spotlight // Hey Charlie!

The Talented Anna Brim – (mrsbrimbles.blogspot.co.uk) featured my snail mail grab bag on her blog this week! It was totally unexpected and such a wonderful surprise. 203 more words