From the monthly archives:

September 2007

Small Town Living

by Julie Kohl on September 30, 2007

My friend Tina and her husband Paul are producing a WONDERFUL on-line magazine called Small Town Living.  This magazine comes out every other month and is full of all kinds of wonderful stories, tutorials, travel information, farming news and so on.  This months edition contains articles on pumpkin carving, the benefits of bats, making natural dyes and much much more!

Small Town Living

If you have not yet had the privilege of reading this great magazine I highly suggest that you do.  You can view it at and best of all it is 100% FREE!  Paul and Tina would really like to go to a print version within the next year. If you like what you read, PLEASE pass it on to a friend, blog about it, talk about it, do what you can so we can help them make their dream a reality!

P.S. Just as a side note – I wrote an article about my parents bed and breakfast, the Orchard House, and it appeared in the Dec 06/Jan 07 issue of Small Town Living.  So check it out while you are reading all of the other really great issues.

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The Name Game

by Julie Kohl on September 27, 2007

I found this on my friend Jenny’s Blog and thought I would play along too!

The Name Game

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car),
Scruffy Wrangler
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie),
Mint Chocolate Chip Double Stuff Oreo (That’s a mouthful!)

3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name),

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal),
Yellow Sheep
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, favorite city),
Diane Boston

*This one originally said “city you were born in” but that was too personal so I changed it

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first),
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink),
The Blue Beer

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers),
Richard William
9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy),
Polo Twizzlers
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ),
Jean Joseph
And a few more…
11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter),
Farnsworth Fairfax

12. SPY NAME/BOND GIRL: (your favorite season/holiday, flower).
Autumn Peonie

13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” Nectarine Tankie
14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree),
Slim Fast Willow

15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”),
The Sewing Rain Tour


Who doesn’t love cupcakes? {In the Kitchen}

September 26, 2007

Who doesn’t love cupcakes?  Apparently some people! The following article appeared in the Ideas and Trends section of the NY Times. Don’t Even Think of Touching That Cupcake By SARAH KERSHAW Published: September 23, 2007 THE cupcake is at something of a crossroads. Edible icon of Americana, frosted symbol of comfort and innocence, it may not […]

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September 24, 2007

When I first got back into sewing about a year ago I kept hearing about yo-yo’s. I was wondering what in the world all these sewers were so interested in yo-yo’s for.  What does two wooden disks and a string have to do with sewing?  Boy did I feel dumb when someone finally answered this […]

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September 23, 2007

Zines are like magazines only a little smaller and they are usually independently written and published. CROQ zine is probably my favorite! It is ” For Crafter. By Crafters.” and every issue is chock full of crafty goodness.  At only $4.00 these little issues are well worth the price. Each issue contains article on relevent […]

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Coming Soon…NEW CURTAINS!!!

September 11, 2007

Or I should just say…CURTAINS because there aren’t any old ones!  I have never put curtains in the living room.  When Richie and I got married we were both still in college and were dirt poor and living off loan money.  Since the only thing I brought into the marriage was dishes (I worked at a […]

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Oak Leaf and Acorn

September 11, 2007

Another addition to my Forest Collection.  I have some cute bags and other things in the works so keep checking back!

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In the Forest

September 9, 2007

My fall line of iPod  Covers and purses is going to be “In the Forest”.  I posted my first fall item into my shop today. It is a mushroom iPod cover.  I have some really cute things in the works so keep checking back!

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Giving and Donating

September 8, 2007

Giving time and donations to people and organizations that are in need is a really great thing.  My husband and I have been really blessed in our lives and we try to “give back” as much as we can.  Donating can be done in a variety of ways. Clothing and household items can be given […]

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Gettin’ Serious About Business

September 5, 2007

School has now been in session for two and a half weeks.  I LOVE my job. I teach art and it is a blast. It is also very stressful. I love to create things on my own but I find when I am teaching I have no energy left when I get home.  I come […]

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