mind your mittens

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Too much of a good thing is… well… impossible.  Thing is, if you have lots and lots of something good, that means you have the opportunity to double-up and pass it around and do all sorts of sharing.
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 That’s exactly the position I found myself in after buying 3yards of this navy & tribal & gotta-have-every-bit-left-in-the-barrel fabric to make a scarf.  3yards to make a scarf? Like I said, it was lots & lots of a good thing. 
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So much goodness, in fact, that I was able to double up (make two) and try to share with someone that might need an extra bit of clothing to keep warm.  I’m volunteering as a home interviewer for Habitat for Humanity (assessing the needs of people who apply for housing), and so I brought the scarf along as a donation tonight.
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Except, and I guess I should have known this, Habitat doesn’t take clothing donations. Oops.  What to do with the second scarf? Any suggestions?

bee you tea full

i was raised to think about beauty in a different way. my mom never wore makeup, never went shopping, and always insisted that beauty is something that radiates out of you — something that you create by being kind, helpful, and friendly.  when i think about beauty, what impresses me is how it connects us to one another.  if beauty is inside of us, then it takes a relationship with other people to make it visible.  

i decided to visualize ‘community beauty’ by creating a series of portraits that demonstrate how we’re beautiful together.  so, minneapolis, here are your bee-you-tea-full pictures:
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and so, dear readers, whatever your age, size, or appearance, remember that you are:
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my friend robyn made all the scarves that i’m wearing for her new etsy shop, AllThingsAccessories. she is giving away a beautiful scarf to one of my readers.  to enter, simply send me a message (use the “say hello” tab), and tell me something that makes you happy.  we’ll announce the winner on friday 🙂