Things We Love: “Winter time adventure!”

Photo credit Brian Mudri

This winter has been a chilly one! So instead of hating the snow, go play in it and have a “Winter Time Adventure!” as my friend, RBK would say.


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Happy Chinese New Year!

NonLinearKnitting Presents: Made “Chinese New Year Feast” from CourTney Collins-Yost on Vimeo.

Enjoy our inspirational Short for Homemade Living, MADE: Chinese New Year Feast. We join one family through their day of celebration with family, friends and a wonderful feast!

Things We Love: “FRENCH PRESS COFFEE”

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Today is a snowy snow day. I thought….what better way to warm up then with a good ‘ol cup of Joe! Except making coffee in my house is not as simple as opening a new can of Maxwell House, but it’s a well worthwhile journey. There is something about making coffee that I find relaxing and I just wanted to share that relaxing feeling on a snowy day.
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MADE: Paper Roses

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Check out a new video from our collection, MADE: Inspirational Shorts for Homemade Living.
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How to Plan a Divorce Party

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Why does divorce have to cause everyone to be a debbie downer? I say we change the way people look at break-ups and start celebrating the fact that two people can decide to love each other without being with each other.

What better way to do this than with a party?! Come on guys and gals. Get your party hats on and let’s plan together.
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