Classic Amy Joanne

All Things Art & Home

If you haven’t heard of ‘Jerry’s Snack Mix‘ you can read a little bit about it (here). At home we simply call it ‘Jerry Mix‘ ~ it is a combination of pretzels, crackers, snacks, sweet treats and such. Jerry (my hubby), after 30 years of taking baggies of pretzels to work for lunch….said ‘I’m bored …

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As we head into the New Year…. and just like every other ‘new’ year ~ I feel the need to refresh, renew, and begin again (alongside of organizing, cleaning, and planning) and hoping this year I can say…. ‘I really got it right this time‘ The optimist in me, ‘the dreamer‘, says “Yes, this year …

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Our ‘Door Knob Gift‘ projects (read about here) have been a fun way to enjoy giving a sweet little surprise gift ~ whether it be for someone known or unknown ….simply something from your heart to theirs. It has been especially fun to coordinate the ‘content’ and the ‘container’ for each person gifted…handmade and personalized …

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Most of my life it has been about the ‘presentation’ ~ whether it is presenting a gift, the view from the front door, to the food we serve, the home we keep and even the table setting on Christmas Day. Don’t get me wrong…..’the presentation’ is just giving my best ~ not to be perfect …

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The ‘everyday‘ in our home, are collections of things we love from ironstone bowls, to heirloom pieces, to iron candlestick holders, to Jerry’s guitar, to folded afgans…..at Christmas time, we simply tuck in a few little ‘holiday touches’ from vintage, to heirlooms, to hand-crafted. We’ve been sharing our ‘Holiday Touches‘ here on the Blog since …

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‘Heaven and Nature Ring’ ~ creating a wreath, a candle ring, a fun new pattern gift tag, introducing a new candle, and we’re even feeding the birds ~ let’s get busy! Nature has a beautiful way of creating all kinds of goodies for us to play with in the garden ~ as Creatives. Around our …

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Other than the given, Being Thankful for Faith in God, Marriage, Family, Friends, Food and Shelter, I am thankful for the gift of Creativity. For Creativity has provided an outlet for good and sad times, has been a true ‘friend’ maker, has provided gifts for giving, something to teach and share, a reason to travel, …

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