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Signs You Grew Up in a Big Family

People who grew up in a big family give off tell-tale signs. We think we can blend in with those people who always had their own rooms, but we can’t. Our special upbringing has turned us into very special adults.     1. No Inside Voice When ya’ wanna’ be heard in a big family you talk […]

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Type A Girl @MindyJPeltier

Type AAA! Girl Gone BBBad!

I’m a driven, organized type A personality with OCD tendencies. A large family and many hobbies keep me from being a total neat freak, but I love having my life organized. I love making lists and crossing things off my lists. Everything needs to be done yesterday, or at the latest, today. If my house is messy, my […]

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I Remember Susie Jaeger @MindyJPeltier

I Remember Susie Jaeger

In the cozy mountain town of Helena, Montana, every summer day was an adventure waiting to unfold for my five siblings and me. Under the watchful care of Mount Helena and the Sleeping Giant, we explored from the perch of our Schwinn banana seat bikes, the playing cards clothespinned in our spokes leaving a clickety echo trail. We swam at the Munic (Municipal Pool), fished […]

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2016 Fresh

2016 Is Fresh With No Mistakes In It

A favorite inspirational quote is from Anne of Green Gables. You know, Anne with an “e”.  After getting caught reading Ben Hur instead of studying Geometry, Miss Stacey gently reproves her. After they talk about Anne’s punishment, she bursts out with relief, “Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it!” Miss Stacey smiles and adds, “Well, […]

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Let it Clothespin Snowman! @MindyJPeltier

LET IT Clothespin SNOWman!

Many people dream about having a White Christmas. Not me. I lived the majority of my life in the upper Midwest under three feet of White Christmas, experiencing stormed-in Christmases, we-have-no-power Christmases, and cut-more-firewood Christmases. Snow is pretty, but it has to be shoveled and scraped. I’m content enough to craft any  all snow we have around the […]

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Peg Doll Nativity @MindyJPeltier

Peg Doll Nativity Set is Touchable for Toddlers

Every home with dimpled toddler fingers needs a touchable nativity set. There should be one baby Jesus they can hold and kiss and not worry about breaking. I created this Peg Doll nativity scene with my grandkids in mind. It will be fairly easy for them to make and will endure years of playing and displaying. This is the third […]

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