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  • A Penny for Your Thoughts

    Rainy Days and Sundays

    Although the weather outside might be less than desirable, the opportunity to be grateful is ever present.

    Sunday, March 06, 2011
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    Wow

    Ok, I admit it,I'm a weather junky. Events are planned around the weather. Will I go in the Studio or outside? The quandry is greater as the prospect of warmer weather approaches. Garden or Studio? Add the fact that East Coast weather can't decide 29 degrees one day and 60 the next. More »

    Thursday, March 03, 2011
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    Love

    Less is always more. Simplicity speaks volumes!

    Saturday, February 05, 2011
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    Wishes

    Love is a gift. How to share?

    Friday, January 21, 2011
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    My Love

    How wonderful to greet each day filled with wonder and anticipation!

    Friday, January 21, 2011
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    Always and Forever

    Friendships are often based on where one is in life. School, career. how fortunate to have Friends who stand the test of time and serve as ongoing inspiration!

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011
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    Celebrate

    So it's the end of a typical work week. Less for the handcrafted artisan. Time to celebrate creativity and supportive people.

    Friday, January 14, 2011
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    Gratitude

    A gentle "dusting" of snow may be picturesque,but somehow the Municipal Mandate for shoveling immediately following the end of the snowfall takes away the joy. The phrase "extended family" has special meaning on a day like today when I awoke to discover they shoveled before I arose. More »

    Saturday, January 08, 2011
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    All You Need Is Love

    Following the frantic holiday pace,it's only fitting to return to the clarity of the timeless quote from the late John Lennon.

    Friday, January 07, 2011
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    Warm Holiday Wishes

    Holiday Greetings from A Penny for Your Thoughts.

    Monday, December 13, 2010
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    Welcome Winter

    Out and about today. So glad I didn't give in to the hype presented by the local weather forecast. Yes,there was a nip in the air,yes it was colder than yesterday. Did we get slammed with record snowfall like our neighbors to the North? Nope,just a seasonal chill.

    Tuesday, December 07, 2010
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    Time for Reflection

    The weather here is soooo cold. Some of the outdoor decorations are up while others are at the ready. Today we had the time to do some of what really matters.

    Sunday, December 05, 2010
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    Winter?

    I'm seriously conflicted. How to design and develop holiday items when the temperature is hovering at 62?

    Wednesday, December 01, 2010
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    Season for Angels

    In the Studio following a morning of preparing charitable donations. It really is the Season to be an Angel to someone else.

    Saturday, November 27, 2010
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    Joy

    In the Studio today,avoiding the shopping frenzy at the Mall. We are determined to listen to non holiday music.

    Friday, November 26, 2010
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    Gratitude

    “One single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most. perfect prayer. ”. — G. E. Lessing.

    Thursday, November 25, 2010
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    Holiday Spirit

    As momentum builds here in the Studio,the Elves are scurrying to provide our customers with a unique shopping experience. There's comfort in Classical music rather than the din of televised Black Friday Sales. More »

    Wednesday, November 24, 2010
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    Wonderful time of year

    Just returned from local shopping. How nice to avoid the frantic pace that is typical of the Mall!

    Tuesday, November 23, 2010
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    It's Beginning to look a lot like

    Red Maple leaves have taken over the driveway. Who will win, the leaf blower or the tree?

    Sunday, November 21, 2010
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    Excitement

    What is it about the sight of a raw turkey in the freezer that brings forth all sorts of holiday memories?

    Friday, November 19, 2010
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    Thoughts

    Hmmmmm. Sugarplums,no. Gift wrap,yes.

    Monday, November 08, 2010
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    Sharing Season

    So it begins. Thoughts of holiday giving share studio and mental space. Who,what. the common thread? Quality for all.

    Sunday, November 07, 2010
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    Battling the drearies

    Dreary day today. Foraging through paper stash for inspiration. Blahs can be diminished by cheerful holiday papers!

    Thursday, November 04, 2010
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    Fall

    Amazing day today. Inspired to volunteer to remind/motivate neighbors to use their voices on Tuesday!

    Sunday, October 31, 2010
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    Seasonal Wonder

    Good Morning! The wonders of nature always take my breath away. Fall here in the East,presents a bounty of colors in leaves and the magical dance they do as they fall from the trees. Happy weekend!

    Saturday, October 30, 2010
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    Aspire

    Motivation and inspiration come in many forms. Each day in the studio,one of our normative behaviors is to support and inspire the dreams of one another. Dream and inspire others in order to grow.

    Monday, October 11, 2010
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    Freebie

    The wonder of Fall keeps us motivated here in our Studio. Remember our Giveaway on Sampler Village. www. samplervillage. blogspot. com.

    Sunday, October 10, 2010
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    Joined a market today!

    Pleased to join the Pink Penguin Market today. Shared resources are vital for us as evolving members of the handmade community. We also post sales and general updates on Twitter as a means to broaden our communications circle. More »

    Sunday, October 03, 2010
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    Wise Words of Inspiration

    The following Chinese Proverb is a clear inspiration.

    . “Be not afraid of going slowly be only afraid of standing still”.

    Saturday, October 02, 2010
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    Simplicity

    At the end of a joyous day,the luxury of reflective time is welcomed. Often simplicity is a powerful communication key.

    Tuesday, September 28, 2010
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    Something Scary

    Dreary day today. On and off showers coupled with cooler yet muggy temperatures can add to a typical Monday lag. Inspiration? More of the above mentioned downers in the form of seasonal music on the radio. Something wicked.

    Monday, September 27, 2010
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    Creative Courage

    Every day brings new challenges,for me the courage to try new materials and techniques is huge. Commitment to quality products while maintaining a reasonable price point,is a challenge as well. When to step out of my comfort zone? How will customers respond? As I venture out onto the thin ice of creative exploration, the journey is guaranteed to be an adventure.

    Friday, September 24, 2010
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    What's important

    Every day in the studio provides many opportunities: time to reflect,create and share talent bestowed by a Higher Power. So today's listing reflects an offered item designed to motivate and inspire.

    Wednesday, September 22, 2010
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    Multitasking,crafters style

    Out and about today attending to the usual tasks,needless to say,time away from the studio always creates some level of anxiety. The leaves are just beginning their Fall transformation and the colors are no less than miraculous! Hence an inspiration!

    Tuesday, September 21, 2010
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    Scary

    Today is the final day of Summer. Where did it go?Fond memories for us include: two family reunions(one on Maui!),and a huge Birthday Party! So on to Fall,where memories will be compiled between raking leaves and preparing for the onslaught of Winter here in the East.

    Saturday, September 18, 2010
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    Surprise!

    The world of the handmade artisan is,by its very nature,different. Planning seasonal shoppe offerings involves research and development well ahead of the time they appear in the marketplace. Imagine the surprise experienced by a first time cleaning crew,when they entered our studio to be greeted by mounds of handcut snowflakes while the temp outside hovered around 80 degrees.

    Friday, September 17, 2010
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