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Jan 24 2017

If you Give a Teen a Classic…

If you give a teen a Jane Austen classic book… they will be dying to know more! If you give a teen (or a group of them) a Jane Austen classic book, they will be dying to know more. And if they are dying to know more, they will find a Janeite to tell them …

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Jan 07 2017

A fresh coat of paint and a zombie inspired photo shoot!

How better to start the new year than to slap a new coat of paint on the website and have a zombie inspired photo shoot? Granted, I’m a little odd by any standard, but I like to start off the New Year by cleaning and freshening up something. This year I might have taken it …

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Dec 16 2016

Celebrating Jane Austen’s birthday today with ribbon roses…

Celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday with me! I thought I’d share something out of the archives today: an old-fashioned craft, similar to something she herself might have done to trim her own garments or accessories–Ribbon Roses.       Recently had the pleasure of doing these at a bridal shower we hosted for my future daughter-in-law. I got to …

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Dec 05 2016

Sharing the Love of Austen

My favorite opportunity for sharing the love of Austen so far. In the past five years  I’ve been writing, I’ve had a lot of really wonderful ‘Austen-adventures.‘ I’ve met a lot of wonderful friends. Traveled, attended conferences, spoken, costumed and learned to dance. Even better, my wonderful, if more-than-just-slightly-crazy, family has come along for the …

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Nov 24 2016

Giving Thanks

In the midst of all the challenges 2016 has presented, there has been so much to be thankful for. I think Jane Austen sums it up so well. Give us a thankful sense of the blessings in which we live, of the many comforts of our lot, that we may not deserve to lose them …

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