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  • AllisonMiles

    Varsity's Horns are Sawed Off ...

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    So the second time around worked out well, I think. It was actually a pretty speedy process - I got home from work, fed the dog, etc. and sat down to watch TV for a bit. Apparently I fell asleep ...

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    Second time's a charm...I hope

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    I joined up with a co-worker last week to do a little pumpkin carving. We traveled to the nearest pumpkin patch, picked the ones we felt had the most personality, and sat outside her apartment, knives in hand, to create ...

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    Ghosts of Halloween Past

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    Well, I promised a run-down of my family's best Halloween costumes a couple of days ago and I always (well, most of the time...) make good on my promises. Mind you, these aren't costumes I made/wore. I was a bit less creative. A bubble bath: MATERIALS: A ...

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    Come on, guys. Let's branch out a little ...

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    It's that time of year again, when those cobwebs hanging from the ceiling fan can be attributed to seasonal decoration rather than household neglect and children are scrambling to find the perfect costume. And while I'm all for trick-or-treating  - ...

  • AllisonMiles

    Come on guys, let's branch out a little ...

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    It's that time of year again, when those cobwebs hanging from the ceiling fan can be attributed to seasonal decoration rather than household neglect and children are scrambling to find the perfect costume. And while I'm all for trick-or-treating  - ...

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    Ode to the pumpkin

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    It's October and it only seems fitting that an arts and crafts blog include a bit about that glorious gourd, that sensational squash, that omega of orange vegetables: the pumpkin. Pumpkin carving is just something you have to do at ...

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    Scraps with Digital Snaps

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    Pop quiz: What do you get when you combine a digital camera, your home computer and a technologically-impaired art lover? If you answered "a big mess" you might be right ... but the response we're looking for here is "better ...

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    ACCESSORIZE, ACCESSORIZE, ACCESSORIZE!

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    Just like a proper lady, scrapbooks need to accessorize. Don't get me wrong, I am by no means a proper lady. Any time I can get away with jeans, a T-shirt and flip-flops, I'm all for it. But embellishments can ...

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    Patterned Paper Paranoia

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    You can't build a house without a foundation, and the same goes for scrapping. There's no way to build a page without having the paper to lay it out on. And while this might sound easy enough, it can sometimes be overwhelming. I've ...

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    Living in the past can be fun

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    I'll be the first to admit that I start sentences with "I remember..." much too often. I pour over photo albums and have been told on multiple occasions by one of my best friends that I live in the past. ...

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    Time for a cool down

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    It's a question I've been asking myself since I decided on my blog topic: can crafts be young and cool? That's a separate question from whether I can be cool ... that verdict came back a long time ago and ...

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    Admitting it is the first step...

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    My name is Allison, and I'm addicted to holidays. Yes I realize it sounds ridiculous, but it's true. I have an illness. My heart skips a beat when I step into a department store to see rows of jack-o-lanterns shining ...

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    Juice Box Epiphanies

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    The thought struck me as I reached past the mini juice boxes, for a bottle of water in my best friend's refrigerator: art isn't just there to make the world prettier, although it certainly does. It can also teach you something. See, ...