Domino Magazine Folds - Who's Next?

If you haven't already heard, it is with a heavy heart that I tell you, one of my favorite publications, actually my number one favorite Domino has folded. Honestly it's the only one I've kept my subscription for, for a long time.
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(image from Domino Magazine)
I'm sure you've also heard of many others folding like Country Home, O at Home, Cottage Living and Home Companion just to name a few of the vanishing publications.

What do you think of all of this?
I will miss my Domino fix, it's a good thing we still have our internet & blogs! Where will you seek your Domino/ (insert other magazine here) void?

Vintage Indie Life - Personal Accomplishments

Hey everyone & Happy Friday to you!

I wanted to take a moment to let you know Friday's are going to include posts that are a little more personal. Is that OK with you? I hope so. Today I just wanted to share something dear and near to my heart.

Recently, I've been working with my momma, getting a blog/website ready for their church. Carpenter House Ministry. We decided to stick with a more basic look for now, what do you think? If you are in the Northern Kentucky Area, I would love to invite you to this wonderful home church. We meet Sunday mornings at 10:00, with plenty of warm coffee, good people and something for the kiddos as well.

If you wouldn't mind head over to her site, and let her know what you think.

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Have a great weekend everyone. Don't forget to come back here and post your Making the Most of Monday links on Monday of course!

Cheers!
Gabreial

Touched....

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Awhile ago I posted a new feature It's better to give, accept today it isn't about me giving. Today it's about receiving. Just recently I've been following along with Inspired Ideas. First of all, let me tell you the magazine is amazing and you shouldn't waste another minute of your time without checking out every single archive.

Beyond that lies the Inspired Ideas creator, a stranger, a woman who has gripped my heart with her archives and just  recently with her love story . I can't explain in words what it feels like to be able to hold my children every day, steal a kiss whenever I want or look into their eyes with a simple glance. I can't explain or even grasp to understand the pain in which some people go through to have children, become adoptive parents or those of you who are foster parents. I will tell you though, with the utmost gratitude and heart that I admire you. I appreciate you for making sacrifices, giving a piece of your heart to them, because they need love. I've received a special gifts from this woman, new eyes to see my own children with. A softened heart for the small things in life. I've received new found compassion for all that you do. Today, I'm touched and grateful, I don't know if I could do what you do.  

 - Gabreial



Share the Joy of a Vintage Christmas - A Family's Creche

Shelby A. of San Clementine writes, "My grandmother gave this creche to me a few years ago. it is quite possibly the most cherished possession I own. As a child, this little creche would fascinate and inspire my hopes and dreams. It brings back such warm memories of being with grandma and grandpa, the smell of their sweet little cottage home  and all the innocence of childhood at Christmas."

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A special thank you to Shelby A.Visit her Etsy shop ShopMarigold for gorgeous handmade jewelry!

Do you want to Share the Joy? Click here to find out how!


Share the Joy of a Vintage Christmas!

J0427699 Do you collect vintage ornaments? Decorate your tree in a vintage style? Do you have one of those coveted vintage aluminum trees? We want to see them! Send your vintage Christmas "show offs" in all month long and share the joy! (please be sure your photos are clear)

Send them to our email Subject: Share the Joy.
See you tomorrow!

PS. We'll have another fabulous giveaway for you to enter tomorrow! Don't forget to enter Monday's it ends tonight 11:59pmEST!


Dear Mother.... Will You Write a Letter?

J0438525 This on-line world that we "live" in never ever ceases to amaze me. Among the muck, there are hundreds upon thousands of wonderful strangers pulling together to do amazing, wonderful things for each other and for the world we live in. Today I'm talking about The Mother Letter Project. Have you heard of it? I first learned of this from a blog I frequent Rocks in My Dryer.

My husband and I often skip giving each other gifts for various reasons. Our favorite is to give, make Christmas special for others. That's what is important to us. I'm excited about this project and I hope you'll read more and encourage your friends and family to get involved.

The Back Story can be found here and anonymously by this husband who well, is remaining anonymous for a reason. (Read the back story for that info)

In short here is what he says;
Simply stated, I am collecting a series of “open letters” from mothers, to mothers. Share your stories—no matter how raw or difficult. Share you concerns—no matter how foolish they may seem. Share your wisdom—no matter how you came by it. Share your mother story. The only request? Start the letter “Dear Mother” and sign it. I will compile all of the letters in a Christmas book for my wife.

So what are you waiting for go to The Mother Letter Project to find out more.

I'm writing are you?

Dear Mother......


Lovely Given Will be Lovely Received

I'm all about life's lessons here. Do you remember the post a few days ago, It's Better to Give than to Receive? I hope that you do, and I hope you'll continue to submit random things that you love about other businesses and friends of yours. Recently I came across this quote "Lovely Given Will be Lovely Received" from a business owner and it brought a smile to my face. Both of these focus on ideas of giving.

TheFarmChicks Today I'd like to give a little to The Farm Chicks. These two inspirational women Serena Thompson and Teri Edwards, have recently launched their blog. If you don't already know them from their ultra fabulous Antique Show I encourage you to check it out and plan ahead for the next one June 6 & 7 2009. I only dream of being able to personally attend one of these years and report on my findings for you! 

Anyways, The Farm Chicks share a passion for vintage and old school with me and I've enjoyed being inspired by them and getting to know their lovely vendors.

Today they've posted a delightful blog post titled "Power to the People" they are encouraging you to spread your wings a little and share your business dreams and story with their readers. What are you waiting for?

Planning on going to the show next year? Let us know, we'd love to have some guest reporters!


Vintage Indie Life -Blog Carnival - Sharing our love for Autumn or Vintage

                              

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Welcome to another addition of Vintage Indie Life.If you are new to participating in  Vintage Indie Life with your blog please follow this link from the first ever Vintage Indie Life for details. It's easy, I promise!

Earlier this week - NEW!

OK so it isn't brand new, but the announcement is. Please mark your calendar for Thursdays as that will be our official day each week for Vintage Indie Life. Instead of choosing a day each week, we'll be coming back here on Thursdays to "show and tell".


This week's topic is SEMI-OPEN! Share anything you want about autumn, or vintage of course!

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This is a photo from our recent Cub Scout camp out. I love the late days of autumn when the days are warm and the nights are cool. The leaves are beginning to change and the rustling of them become a soothing whisper with the wind. Curling up by the fire is only days away. 

 

 


Vintage Indie Life -Blog Carnival - Personal Favorite Vintage Find

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Welcome to a Vintage Indie Life! (if you are new visit this link for all the details on how you can participate) 

I know what you are going to say. Bad blogger bad, bad... bad. Well, I have a favorite vintage find! In fact it's wonderful and I love it. Actually, I have to confess I'm not sure how vintage it is. It looks vintage, I think it is. I may need to do some extra research.

Maybe this will help,  It's shiny blue, with the most perfect basket for holding kids snacks and backpacks for long trips. Can you guess what it is? I'll be back later to post a picture of it!

Do you have a favorite vintage find you'd like to share? It's easy to participate, post about it on your blog and come back here to post that entries url, a short description of your post, your name or blogs name in the box below.

 

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Vintage Indie Life - Carnival - Fall Traditions & Memories

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Welcome to a Vintage Indie Life! (if you are new visit this link for all the details on how you can participate) 

Fall is my favorite time of year. Mostly because family seems so much closer this time of year. One of my favorite traditions every year is simmering cinnamon sticks, apple peel, orange peel and cloves on the stove. It's a comforting aroma that fills our home and everyone who comes in feels welcome.

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This time of year is about the harvest for us. We support local farmers all the way up until the end of October. We enjoy a trip to the pumpkin patch at Daniels Petting Farm that includes a fun filled hay ride to the pumpkin fields. Usually a purchase of local honey and a visit to the farm animals. 

Last year we started a new tradition with  my in-laws and my parents and had a caramel apple party. It was so much fun and a little messy, but so much fun! 

Start a new tradition this year with your family and throw a caramel apple party.

Here's what you'll need.

1. Apples - We usually go with apples that are tart and have a crunch. Apples that can withstand the toppings.

2. Short wooden candy skewers

3. Caramel Candy Squares for Melting (we purchased and unwrapped the individually wrapped kind)

4. Gourmet fix-ins - Chocolate (for drizzling), Crushed up candy bars, any kind of nuts (we like peanuts),toffee, coconut, dried fruits and whatever else your heart desires.

Directions

Cover 2 cookie sheets with wax or parchment paper. Have an adult melt the caramels and chocolate morsels over a double boiler. Skewer the apples and line up on a tray. Have an adult dip each apple in the caramel and set back on send tray ready for the first person to add on their fix-ins. If you like chocolate using a spoon to drizzle chocolate over the caramel is the best way. Once you have all of your toppings smooshed on, let it set up for a few minutes or place in the fridge overnight. Pull out about 15 minutes before eating and enjoy!

Your turn! Share your most favorite memories and traditions for this delightful time of year.

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Vintage Indie Life - Carnival - For the Love of Vintage

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Welcome to a Vintage Indie Life! (if you are new visit this link for all the details on how you can participate)

I'm excited to start off the first Vintage Indie Life with the topic of "For the Love of Vintage." You know it's my love for vintage that keeps me writing for you. It's that feeling of nostalgia that I get when I'm shopping. I find myself wondering in other time periods thinking about the slower and calmer days of life. Today's world is so fast paced that I like to be reminded when everyone enjoyed the smaller things in life for a little but longer than they do today.

Others may not understand, why there is such a connection with vintage enthusiasts all over the world, but there is. You'll find them at antique shows, thrift stores, antique malls, smaller mom and pop shops. Many times, you'll also find that we love to give. Sharing a love of vintage with others. My parents drug my brother and sister and I to antique shows when we were younger. I remember heading out early, packing a small carry cooler and browsing for hours... and hours... and hours. At the time, it seemed so boring to me, not to mention the blazing sun. It's funny thinking back on that, because today we are doing the very same thing with our children. I appreciate antiques, the quality of real wood furniture and pottery and pieces that are created by hand. I hope that my children will appreciate vintage just the same when they're older and have their own children and just maybe we can all go together. 

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(Photo, Antique Sign from 2008 Burlington Antique Show Burlington, KY)

What about you? Why do you love vintage?

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Vintage Indie Life Participants
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2. Her Majesty
3. Monkey Giggles
4. Tanya

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