Happy Friday Everyone!

Some of you have asked how to use your Etsy coupon code at my Etsy store so I've posted a tutorial at my Studio blog here.

 Happy Friday!
Make it a Beautiful Weekend!



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Hey, Whatever Happened To...

... the good ol's days?

It seems quite often lately that mom and I reminisce about the best things in life and that it seems like they've all slipped away.

The world we live in today has become... 
Automatic  

Remember when...

We would drop whatever we were doIng to run toward the chiming sound of the ice-cream truck? 

It's good to be happy... remember when the sound of an ice cream truck could send you into a conniption fit of euphoria?

We sat down to the dinner table every evening with the whole family to share the best meals in the world... made from scratch?

prayers at dinner........

You would snuggle in at night to the sweet summer smell of linens hung on the clothesline to dry?

linens on the clothesline

It would make your day to find letters from loved ones in your mailbox... the one by the street (I'm lucky, I still get snail mail from my mom who refuses to get an email address).

mailboxes in the field

When neighborhoods were, well, "neighborly"?

Being neighborly...we all knew and associated with our neighbors...that's the original reason why it's called a 'neighborhood' ...


I'm guilty of being caught up in our automatic world too, but it's so important to remember to take life in the slow lane sometimes and cherish the things that really matter.

So this week...

I'm writing 2 snail mail letters and taking homemade goodies to my neighbor... just because.

What will you do?

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This post was inspired by Miranda's great song.
Automatic

"Automatic"
Miranda Lambert

Quarter in a payphone
Drying laundry on the line
Watching Sun Tea in the window
Pocket watch for tellin' time
Seems like only yesterday I'd get a blank cassette
Record the country countdown 'cause I couldn't buy it yet

If we drove all the way to Dallas just to buy an Easter dress
We’d take along a Rand McNally, stand in line to pay for gas
God knows that shifting gears ain’t what it used to be
I learned to drive that 55 just like a queen, three on a tree

Hey, whatever happened to waitin' your turn
Doing it all by hand,
'Cause when everything is handed to you
It's only worth as much as the time put in
It all just seemed so good the way we had it
Back before everything became automatic

If you had something to say
You'd write it on a piece of paper
Then you'd put a stamp on it
And they'd get it three days later
Boys would call the girls
And girls would turn them down
Staying married was the only way to work your problems out

Hey, whatever happened to waitin' your turn
Doing it all by hand,
'Cause when everything is handed to you
It's only worth as much as the time put in
It all just seemed so good the way we had it
Back before everything became automatic

Automatic

Let's pull the windows down
Windows with the cranks
Come on let's take a picture
The kind you gotta shake

Hey, whatever happened to waitin' your turn
Doing it all by hand,
'Cause when everything is handed to you
It's only worth as much as the time put in
It all just seemed so good the way we had it
Back before everything became automatic

Yeah

Automatic

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How To Get FREE EpiPens

I'm not sure why, but I've acquired several severe allergies and have to carry an EpiPen with me at all times.

I heard about the free EpiPen co-pay program, but thought it had expired in 2014. That is until I searched the Mylan website (the makers of EpiPen) and discovered that the offer is good through the entire year of 2015!

Yep, that's right!

Just click here and fill out the form.

You'll then be able to print out the No Co-Pay Offer Card directly from their website.


If you prefer, you can also call them at 1-800-395-3376 to get a No Co-Pay Card mailed to you.





Mylan also offers a fantastic service for those of us who have a hard time identifying if our medication is expired or not. When the fluid inside the clear window on your epipen turns a darker color it's no longer safe to use, but it can be difficult to tell, so you can now sign up at "my epi-Pen" (link below) to help you keep track of your EpiPen® (epinephrine) expiration dates, as well as keep you informed with helpful emails and special offers.

I'm not a believer in keeping great information to myself, so feel free to share it on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest with your family and friends.

Be healthy!


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Do you love Jessica Hische's art as much as I do?
She created a stamp...

I wrote about it at Gammy's House studio blog

Hische

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Giving Back


"I believe that one kind word, one loving gesture or a simple 
hand up can make a difference in the lives of others." 
 Tammy Stewart, artist





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