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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So this post really isn’t about Candy Cane Cakes ~ although it has me thinking of creating a Baby Bundt Box Painting with an actual Candy Cane Cake Recipe….ideas, ideas. This post is all about our newest Candle addition to the ‘Classic Amy Joanne’ Candle Collection ~ ‘Candy Cane Cake‘ ~ along with a coordinated …

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Maker’s Gonna Make What do Creatives do with down-time? Why they get creative! Since my living is my hobby and my hobby is my living the lines between each are always blurred ~ and it’s all good. Twice a month my friend Tracy and I get together ~ we’re not your typical set of friends …

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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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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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