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Entries in birthdays (6)


* crafty gifts: Easy DIY Monogrammed Wine Glasses

I love to give and receive handmade gifts. A few years ago I was given a set of wine glasses that were frosted with my initials on them, I couldn't believe my friend had actually MADE them. Immediately I knew I wanted to try it out for myself. The magic is in the etching cream. Once it's applied to the glass a chemical reaction frosts the glass and within 10 minutes the job is done! (Thanks for the tips Schmidt ladies!!) I've now etched quite a few wine glasses and can honestly say it is a great craft for all levels of craftyness. It was my friend Chrisanne's birthday last week and to celebrate I broke out the etching cream from my craft drawer to make her some wine glasses.

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* finding a death record gives new meaning to my birthday 

Birthdays have always been a big deal to me. "I'm the birthday girl" worked wonders during the few days surrounding the anniversary of my birth. This self centered view of "my day" was forever changed when I learned I was born on the day my gggg grandmother died in 1853. That's right- today is my birthday! Thanks for all the wonderful birthday wishes- who ordered the delightful afternoon sunshine after the rain?? Thank youuu! My gggg grandmother Harriett Potts Wright died on April 28, 1853 in Bordentown, Burlington County, New Jersey. I was born April 28! What are the chances....

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