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Crochet Roundup :: Easter Cuteness!

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Easter is the demonstration of God that life is essentially spiritual and timeless.  ~Charles M. Crowe

Easter is early this year, landing on Sunday March 27, not in usual April.  So if you want to add some crochet fun to your Easter goodies line up.  It's time to get started.  Here are a few fun patterns I found.  They are free, so please respect the designers, by not making the items and selling them as your own, even if it is for your Church fundraiser. 

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Free Patterns :: New Projects Using Smoothfoam for St. Patrick's Day

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For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way -
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.
~Author Unknown

 

St. Patrick's day with all it's green, reminds me that spring is just around the corner less than a calendar week away.  Celebrate the luck of the Irish with these fun crafts from Smoothfoam that honor both family and the lucky.  These projects are brought to you by the following Smoothfoam design team members:

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Free Pattern: Super Quick Crocheted Valentine Decor

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A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by other. -- Frank Morgan

This project is simple and takes full advantage of the yarn and valentine decoration sales happening at local craft stores.  To create a felt heart with a crocheted trim takes just a half hour or less. Use a large felt heart for a placemat or small ones for coasters.  

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Frugal Times / Recipe :: Homemade Gluten Free Dog Biscuits

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“Hounds follow those who feed them.”
-- Otto von Bismarck (1st Chancellor of Germany)

My papillons aren't at all spoiled.  Not one wit.  Toony the black and white papillon we adopted from the Humane Society has a sensitive tummy and various allergies, so all of her dog food and treats come from a small petfood shop.  The treats get expensive, so I was looking at an alternative that I could make at home using basic ingredients and fairly low in cost. The ingredients are a tad expensive initially, but may be used to make many batches.  The following is for 28 dog cookies.

 

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Frugal Times :: Negotiating lower Medical Bills

 

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He who will not economize will have to agonize -- Confucius

Today, I spent an entire morning and part of my afternoon on the phone for nearly 5 hours trying to get the answer to a few simple questions. 

  1.  What is the price of an echocardiogram? 
  2. Where is the cheapest place in the city to have one done?

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The Heart Truth: Wear RED!

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February is without a doubt one of my favorite months. It is the shortest of the winter months which is a big deal to a gal who craves spring and summer.  But most of all February reminds us to tell those we love that we do love them and even to go and give them a smooch.  Pink and red are two of my favorite color schemes.  Throw in a bit of lace and swoon!

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