Homemade Soap Review

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Recently a friend asked me if I would like some homemade soap to try out. Of course! I love a good bar of soap, and homemade is great. Especially if it’s homemade that I didn’t have to make :D I’ve used up one bar of soap and am on my second and now I want to share with you what it is, where you can get some, and why you should!

Trim Healthy Mama with a Side of Vitamin D


Trim Healthy Mama. Vitamin D. Thyroid issues. Essential oils. My journey to being healthy and feeling good.

Before and After with Fusion™

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I love the new Fusion™ Paint and I can’t wait to have time to paint some more stuff. The round table I a painted white and yellow is in the shop. An antique bed is painted and stenciled and waiting to be hauled to the store. I was going to have it already there but my hubby keeps thinking he has to make some slats for it. I’m ready to have it out of my house and set it up to photograph it so I can share it with you.

A Book Giveaway


Do you like to read? Need some new books to fill your nightstand? How about entering a book giveaway? My sister has a good one up on her blog – head on over to enter!

New Look!


Woo-Hoo! Sew a Fine Seam has a new look!

A logo, new background for the blog, new biz cards – it’s so exciting! I am in love with my logo!

Quick and Easy Fall Decor

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Autumn is so beautiful, with its brilliantly colored leaves, the bright blue of the sky (when it isn’t raining), the crispness of the air, the crunch of fallen leaves underfoot. Bringing a bit of the outdoors in is a great way to to add quick easy fall decor to your home. It doesn’t need to be a lot and it doesn’t need to take long, but it can freshen your space and bring smiles to the faces of your family and all who enter your home.

Introducing – Fusion™ Paint!

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I’ve mentioned it on Instagram and Facebook and now I’m sharing it here. Since I now have a storefront to sell things in I took the plunge and applied to be a paint retailer! I was accepted and Fusion™ paint is now available at Smiths Merchants in Arcanum, Ohio! I’m so excited. The paint is amazing and is going to change the world of painting furniture. Fusion™ is a 100% acrylic paint that requires very minimal prep and NO topcoat! This is huge peeps! NO TOPCOAT!! Much as I love the look of a wax finish buffing that wax is not my favorite part of the furniture redo.

Best Pie Crust Ever

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Autumn is here and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And will be followed shortly by Christmas! Time to be planning some yummy treats for the holidays! Pies are always a favorite so today I want to share the best pie crust ever with you. This recipe was my Grandma’s and I’ve never tasted a better crust. I also find it easy to work with, especially when using pastry flour.

House Tour

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Today I want to share a bit of an updated house tour with you. It is also available as a button in my sidebar now too. I need to update some of the rooms again but here it is for now. It’s rather fun for me to pull all this together and see where we are now, what we’ve updated, and what we still need to finish.

True Woman 2014

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True Woman 2014 – recap and a few thoughts about attending or not attending. I attended True Woman 2012 – the first time I’d ever gone to a conference for women.  I had mixed emotions about going to a spiritual conference to hear about how to be a better wife and mother while leaving my […]

Wedding Photography

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I was privileged to be the photographer at a friends wedding this summer! And I’m finally sharing some pics. Wedding photography is fun, creative, fast-paced, amazing and stimulating. It can also be stressful, sweaty, and hard work. But the first list of adjectives trumps the second in my book. (that might change if I totally messed up though :D) When shooting a wedding you have to think fast, move fast, and a lot of it is a one time chance. If you miss the shot during the processional or ceremony you can’t back up and redo the shot. But to me, that’s part of the fun. I’m not sure I really want to get into being the main, or only, photographer for a lot of weddings but I can say that I have thoroughly enjoyed the wedding photography I have done.

Fall Flea at Springfield Ohio

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I wasn’t going to do the fall flea this year in Springfield. But just a couple of weeks before a friend asked me if I would share her space there in The Vintage Marketplace. At first I said probably not. My husband was going to be out-of-town and I had our annual fall kids clothing sale the week following the flea.

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