Category: Personal

Sew Many Memories

In the early days of the 2020 pandemic, COVID-19, thousands of people dragged out unused sewing machines or put existing sewing projects aside in the quest to make the facemasks recommended by the CDC....

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Happy Fourth of July!

I can’t imagine that Daddy was happy with the composition of this picture. After all, in 1950, this just wasn’t how most people holding a twin reflex camera tried to capture a scene.  ...

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Hearts, Home, and Hope

One of the first slides I scanned is this image of our grandparent’s home.  Built in about 1948, this is the home that served to connect our family members to one another. Cousins, aunts,...

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Shoveling Snow

We don’t get much snow in Memphis, and the snow we do get is typically gone within a couple of days if not a couple of hours.  However, we haven’t always lived here.  As...

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A Truly Good Thing

Good thing I’m a gadget-girl.  Ask my husband.  He’ll tell you that it’s hard for me to walk away from a good gadget.  I also love color.  Especially bright pink.  That’s a good thing,...

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Hummingbird Inspiration

August 12 was my mother’s birthday.  It will be the second birthday since her death.  And although the passing of time has reduced that  initial feeling of breathtaking sadness, it hasn’t reduced our missing...

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Flay Day 2012

To celebrate Flag Day (and just for fun), Sarah and I worked together to create some truly fun, vintage-inspired images. I had borrowed my dad’s Army uniform from my sister who has legal, full-time...

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A Little Light Please

Yes, it’s been forever since I’ve posted. Tomorrow I’ll begin sharing pictures that illustrate the reason for the long silence, but today I’ll reveal the cause:  There was mold in them there Hills’ (house).  ...

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Tomato Cage Christmas

I’ve been seeing so many Christmas tomato cage ideas on Pinterest, I decided to share how we’ve been creating tomato cage topiaries for nearly 15 years.   I first saw the idea of twisting a...

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Sneak Preview

OK…….I can’t resist….our Christmas card is in the works and I had to give you just a little sneak preview.  Jokingly, I claim that we have a fan base for our Christmas cards. Therefore,...