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    Hi! I'm Traci. I'm a nursing student and CNA who loves quilting, knitting, cross stitch, Project Life scrapbooking, and the great outdoors. In my pre-scrubs life, I owned Real Photography, and you can still see my old wedding and portrait photography site here .

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Category Archives: seasonal

our best Christmas yet

We added a few things to our Christmas and Advent celebrations this year that made it one of the most meaningful celebrations we’ve had! Joy to the World was my guiding book this season, with We Light the Candles guiding our Advent celebration each night.  I have loved Joy to the World.  Unlike some guides […]

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button christmas trees

I saw this tree on pinterest and thought it would be a fun project to do with the kids.  I used vintage thread spools and plain wooden spools for the bases with a little bit of ribbon. Will managed his all by himself and it’s super precious.  Ellie got to sort and thread buttons. 

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Halloween bag

I love my homemade bags, but they do wear out fairly quickly.  I thought a fun way to get a little bit more time out of my bags would be to rotate them more frequently by adding in some seasonal purses.  My little trick or treater ghost made his way into a practical bag.

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