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RV Adventures

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RV Adventures

When we moved to Virginia four years ago for my husband to “go back to school” and earn his MA (I earned my BS at the same time), I never imagined that our next step, after finishing school, would be to remodel an old RV and travel around the country.       The irony of it is almost too perfect. Spends great deal of time, effort and money on a degree and then decides to take to the road as a nomadic artisan. I’d say sorry Mom and Dad, except that our college days hit in our mid-thirties as...

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Flower Pressing Tutorial

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Flower Pressing Tutorial

I often get asked what method I use to press and dry my flowers, so I thought it would be helpful to write up a tutorial and share a few little tips and tricks that I’ve learned along the way. I use a giant vintage dictionary I found while thrifting one day. It works great and I love the nostalgia of pretty old books, but you can also follow the steps below using a flower press. One tip I learned is to make sure that you are either able to press your flowers very soon after picking or are prepared...

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What's In A Name?

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What's In A Name?
We chose the name “Seed and Soil” because the potential contained in a tiny seed provides a powerful metaphor for personal growth and how that growth can spread like the branches of tree, to shelter, comfort, and care for others.

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