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Coffee Talk – On Feminism & Appropriation

By Andrea | March 9, 2018 |

Barbie & Feminism International Women's Day was yesterday, and to celebrate, Barbie has released a line of dolls based on inspiring and historic women.  It's called the Role Models collection. I played with Barbie dolls when I was little.  That was back before they came in different sizes and skin tones. Heck, back then it…

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TBB Asks – Beauty Edition

By Andrea | March 5, 2018 |

Eyelash Curler? Yes. At least when I really and truly do my makeup.  Most days, I'm a lipstick only kind of gal. Favorite Nail Shade? I never wear nail polish because it won't stay on my nails.  They are weird and polish just peels off of them, but I'm a big fan of the traditional…

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Follow Friday – Living Outside the Stacks

By Andrea | March 2, 2018 |

Ages ago, when I first started this blog, I had a regular feature called "Follow Friday." It was my own spin on the #FollowFriday tag on Twitter where I would share a blog that I enjoyed reading. While I don't plan to do this every week, I do think it's time to bring the feature…

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Baby Shark

By Andrea | March 1, 2018 |

I'm a mom. Therefore this song is stuck in my head. You're welcome.

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TBB Asks – Love Edition

By Andrea | February 22, 2018 |

Hugs or Kisses? I love to kiss my husband, but I'm more of a hugging/cuddling up under a blanket sort of person. Candy or Flowers? I love me some candy.  Flowers are only good if they are live in pots and can be planted outside. (Otherwise I tend to kill them.) Baking or Cooking? I…

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King-Size Communique Quilt Layout

By Andrea | February 21, 2018 |

I recently released the throw quilt pattern from my Communique Quilt, but have talked to a few people who are interested in making the design into a bed quilt.  Because of this, I’ve set up the full king-size layout for you.   In this version of the pattern, I’ve marked the throw quilt design in…

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Happy Valentine’s Day

By Andrea | February 14, 2018 |

A very happy Valentine’s Day from my favorite tiny human to all of you!

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WIP Wednesday – Duckling Quilt

By Andrea | February 14, 2018 |

After having my very own tiny human, I feel like quilting has really been on the back burner for me, but I recently got a chance to get down to my sewing space and finish up the quilt top that is supposed to be my daughter’s baby quilt.  Hey – maybe if I’m lucky I’ll…

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Mildred Jane at 11 Months

By Andrea | February 12, 2018 |

Mildred is 11-months-old and becoming quite the big girl. She follows the hubs and me around the house, tho for her, crawling is mostly a way to get somewhere so that she can pull up on something and stand. She hasn’t figured out walking yet, but she likes to shake her booty when there’s music…

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An Updated Quilt Layout

By Andrea | January 25, 2018 |

I’ve had lots of requests recently to use the layout design I originally made for my #DYOSampler Quilt, which became the base for my Communique Quilt.  So, I took a little time and made a nice clean (digital) version of the layout for you all. I think this version will be much more useful to…

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I'm Andrea, a techie living in rural America with her husband and daughter. I'm excited to share my life with you as I explore some of the great things about living in the middle of nowhere.