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  • Christmas Shoebox for Operation Christmas Child
    November 10, 2019 Jeannie Pence

    Christmas Shoebox for Operation Christmas Child

    Time to pack your Christmas shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. National Collection Week is November 18 thru November 25, 2019. Visit Samaritan's Purse for more information on how to pack a box. You'll find what's allowed and not allowed. You...

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  • Gumdrop Candy Decorations
    May 20, 2019 Jeannie Pence

    Gumdrop Candy Decorations

    Gumdrop candy decorations really bring back memories. This RAZ Gumdrop Tree and Gumdrop Ball ornament are new this year from the RAZ Do Not Open Til Christmas collection. The Gumdrop Tree is about 10" in ht and the ball is...

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  • The Masked Helper
    April 11, 2019 Jeannie Pence

    The Masked Helper

    * Post from years ago.....so sweet)) Today we had a "Masked Helper" in the shop.....part Batman ...part Superman......note the supersized candy cane strapped to his waist.....ooops.....sorry.......tool belt....

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  • The Egg Hunt
    April 3, 2015 Jeannie Pence

    The Egg Hunt

    Yesterday I had the opportunity to help with Matt's first grade class Easter Egg hunt. Another one of the pleasures of retirement, to be able to go to the school and help out with activities. The plan had been for...

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  • October 20, 2014 Jeannie Pence

    How to Make a Halloween Tree

    Repost of a favorite project from a few years ago))) The ornament products will no longer be available, but you can improvise with new things that are in stock. Halloween is a great time to do activities with children. This...

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  • Old Fashioned Teacakes
    September 7, 2014 Jeannie Pence

    Old Fashioned Teacakes

    Today in the quietness of a holiday afternoon....alone in the house.....everyone else at the shop working....well, technically I really was working....just doing it from home today and uploading a video tutorial to YouTube, I decided to make some Old Fashioned...

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  • Candy Cottage Halloween House
    October 20, 2013 Jeannie Pence

    Candy Cottage Halloween House

    Today we spent a beautiful Sunday afternoon on the back porch with the grandchildren doing a project.....this was after having one grandchild spend the night on Saturday night.....going to church this morning......going for lunch with the whole family.....well, Maggie wasn't...

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  • 6 Miles on the Tanglefoot Trail
    October 12, 2013 Jeannie Pence

    6 Miles on the Tanglefoot Trail

    Okay...okay......Carrie is keeping me honest here.......actually it was three miles one way....3 miles back.....but hey that's progress!! As a new baby boomer biker.....I'm proud of my progress)))) All week long my biking as been circling the building at Trendy Tree....

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  • Riding the Tanglefoot Trail
    October 5, 2013 Jeannie Pence

    Riding the Tanglefoot Trail

    This blog post isn't about crafting, or decorating, or new products. Sometimes you just have to take a break, clear your head and do something totally unrelated to the work that you do day in and day out......my most recent...

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  • Patriotic Candy Rolls
    May 15, 2013 Jeannie Pence

    Patriotic Candy Rolls

    These candy rolls were decorated up for Memorial Day. I saw a project on Martha Stewart's site using this method to wrap up rolls of coins. I thought it would work great for a little extra decoration for Memorial day....

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  • free printable patriotic fan in god we trust red white and blue
    May 14, 2013 Jeannie Pence

    Patriotic Fan - Free Printable

    Great free printable from Guildcraft Arts and Crafts. Just print on some card stock and attach to a wide craft stick, or tongue blade for you nurses out there)) Just click on the photo to go to the printable page....

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