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Weekly Treasury – Book Nook


‘Book Nook’ by Becca Strout for Crispina ffrench

Making a special reading nook for you and your kids will foster an affinity for the written word that will last a life time. More important than any of these items is the time you spend reading together with your family. Enjoy a good book this week.

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Every week we gather a handful of treasures around a theme, from Etsy - an online marketplace featuring handmade wares, vintage items, and supplies for making. Weekly treasuries are normally featured here on Mondays.  You can click on the images above and be taken to a place on Etsy where there is more information about and pictures of that item. Crispina’s online shop is located on Etsy along with a whole ton (like over 800,000) of other handmakers, vintage resellers and material retailers. If you have a minute, leave a comment – it is always so nice to hear from you and build community right here in cyberspace!  Join us in supporting Handmade, Recycled, Organic, and Locally Produced wares for living. Enjoy!

Weekly Treasury – Can It


‘Can It’ by Becca Strout for Crispina ffrench

As the summer season is winding down your pantry could be filling up. Saving the summer’s harvest for the upcoming fall and winter can be done in a number of different ways, from freezing, canning, pickling, fermenting to drying.

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Every week we gather a handful of treasures around a theme, from Etsy - an online marketplace featuring handmade wares, vintage items, and supplies for making. Weekly treasuries are normally featured here on Mondays.  You can click on the images above and be taken to a place on Etsy where there is more information about and pictures of that item. Crispina’s online shop is located on Etsy along with a whole ton (like over 800,000) of other handmakers, vintage resellers and material retailers. If you have a minute, leave a comment – it is always so nice to hear from you and build community right here in cyberspace!  Join us in supporting Handmade, Recycled, Organic, and Locally Produced wares for living. Enjoy!

 

Weekly Treasury – Step Right Up


‘Step Right Up’ by Becca Strout for Crispina ffrench

The County Fair is a tradition enjoyed all over the country, and is an experience for all the senses: The smell of hay, the cheerful voices carrying across the grounds. The animals on display and, yes, the taste of deep-fried food.

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Every week we gather a handful of treasures around a theme, from Etsy - an online marketplace featuring handmade wares, vintage items, and supplies for making. Weekly treasuries are normally featured here on Mondays.  You can click on the images above and be taken to a place on Etsy where there is more information about and pictures of that item. Crispina’s online shop is located on Etsy along with a whole ton (like over 800,000) of other handmakers, vintage resellers and material retailers. If you have a minute, leave a comment – it is always so nice to hear from you and build community right here in cyberspace!  Join us in supporting Handmade, Recycled, Organic, and Locally Produced wares for living. Enjoy!

Weekly Treasury – Back To School, Back To Work


‘Back To School, Back To Work’ by Becca Strout for Crispina ffrench

Teachers give so much of themselves to the education and enlightenment of our children; every once in a while it’s good to give something back. Use this treasury to find a way to appreciate your child’s teacher.

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Every week we gather a handful of treasures around a theme, from Etsy - an online marketplace featuring handmade wares, vintage items, and supplies for making. Weekly treasuries are normally featured here on Mondays.  You can click on the images above and be taken to a place on Etsy where there is more information about and pictures of that item. Crispina’s online shop is located on Etsy along with a whole ton (like over 800,000) of other handmakers, vintage resellers and material retailers. If you have a minute, leave a comment – it is always so nice to hear from you and build community right here in cyberspace!  Join us in supporting Handmade, Recycled, Organic, and Locally Produced wares for living. Enjoy

Weekly Treasury – Eating In


‘Eating In’ by Becca Strout for Crispina ffrench

Staying organized in the kitchen isn’t always easy. Chaos can stump the imagination and make putting food on the table more of a chore than an adventure. Maybe this treasury can help you drawn inspiration from organization.

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Every week we gather a handful of treasures around a theme, from Etsy - an online marketplace featuring handmade wares, vintage items, and supplies for making. Weekly treasuries are normally featured here on Mondays.  You can click on the images above and be taken to a place on Etsy where there is more information about and pictures of that item. Crispina’s online shop is located on Etsy along with a whole ton (like over 800,000) of other handmakers, vintage resellers and material retailers. If you have a minute, leave a comment – it is always so nice to hear from you and build community right here in cyberspace!  Join us in supporting Handmade, Recycled, Organic, and Locally Produced wares for living. Enjoy

Weekly Treasury – Brown Baggin’ It


‘Brown Baggin’ It’ by Becca Strout for Crispina ffrench

The end of summer vacation is fast approaching. Its time for parents and kids to start thinking about what they need for school. Don’t forget to think about reusable options when on the hunt for some cool finds.

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Every week we gather a handful of treasures around a theme, from Etsy - an online marketplace featuring handmade wares, vintage items, and supplies for making. Weekly treasuries are normally featured here on Mondays.  You can click on the images above and be taken to a place on Etsy where there is more information about and pictures of that item. Crispina’s online shop is located on Etsy along with a whole ton (like over 800,000) of other handmakers, vintage resellers and material retailers. If you have a minute, leave a comment – it is always so nice to hear from you and build community right here in cyberspace!  Join us in supporting Handmade, Recycled, Organic, and Locally Produced wares for living. Enjoy

Blog Theme – Back To School/Lunchboxes


ECOlunchpod by http://www.ourfamilyworld.com
ECOlunchpod by http://www.ourfamilyworld.com

This week’s blog theme is Back To School and Lunch Boxes. How do you, or your kids, pack for school lunch? A friend, and fellow second grade mom told me the other day that when her kids were in public school in California they did not allow disposable lunchbox packaging materials. Everything was packed in reuseable containers/wraps! What a GREAT model~ This week we delve into all sorts of facets of lunchboxes. Packaging, healthy recipes, the actual lunchbox, focused on alternatives to readily available status quo of Lunchables, soda, and a whole pile of single-use plastic wraps!

 

Do you have a picture that works with this week’s theme of Back to School/Lunchboxes? On Fridays, come see what our readers submit to our One Thousand Words column. Just a picture, captioned with the photographer’s name (and business name, if applicable). A weekly gallery of ideas and inspiration compiled of readers’ submissions. Email your image to Crispinaffrench@gmail.com by Wednesday 8pm EST for inclusion.

Mason Jar Bento Boxes by www.cuppow.com
Mason Jar Bento Boxes by www.cuppow.com

Weekly Treasury – Flow Art


‘Flow Art’ by Becca Strout for Crispina ffrench

Expressive performance arts using instruments or tools are known as “Flow Art”. Everything from hula hooping to juggling to poi and Native American ring dancing are flow arts. They’re great exercise, and beautiful to watch.

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Every week we gather a handful of treasures around a theme, from Etsy - an online marketplace featuring handmade wares, vintage items, and supplies for making. Weekly treasuries are normally featured here on Mondays.  You can click on the images above and be taken to a place on Etsy where there is more information about and pictures of that item. Crispina’s online shop is located on Etsy along with a whole ton (like over 800,000) of other handmakers, vintage resellers and material retailers. If you have a minute, leave a comment – it is always so nice to hear from you and build community right here in cyberspace!  Join us in supporting Handmade, Recycled, Organic, and Locally Produced wares for living. Enjoy

Weekly Treasury – How Do You Beach?


‘How Do You Beach?’ by Becca Strout for Crispina ffrench

Are you a sunner? A swimmer? A walker, an explorer, or a read-in-the-shade-of-a-giant-umbrella-er? However you enjoy the beach, this treasury can help you make the most of your summer.

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Every week we gather a handful of treasures around a theme, from Etsy - an online marketplace featuring handmade wares, vintage items, and supplies for making. Weekly treasuries are normally featured here on Mondays.  You can click on the images above and be taken to a place on Etsy where there is more information about and pictures of that item. Crispina’s online shop is located on Etsy along with a whole ton (like over 800,000) of other handmakers, vintage resellers and material retailers. If you have a minute, leave a comment – it is always so nice to hear from you and build community right here in cyberspace!  Join us in supporting Handmade, Recycled, Organic, and Locally Produced wares for living. Enjoy

Blog Theme ~ Beach


Each week there is a blog theme that usually has something to do with what is going on in my world.  This week my family – all three of my kiddos, my hubby, and I are relaxing on Cape Cod.  Beach is the theme this week.  It turns out the weather forecast is for high temperatures in the mid-seventies so not sure how much sunning we will get to on the beach.  We do plan a lot of coastal exploring on bikes.  Cloudy skies will not keep us from having adventures.  Stay tuned here for tidbits on how our week turns out!

YOU can participate right here at www.crispina.com by submitting an image that sums up your week and somehow speaks to our theme?  Send entries to my email by Wednesday evening for our Friday ONE THOUSAND WORDS column.  Include your name and business name if you have one to be used as the caption.  Every week there is a new theme, posted here on Sundays.  On Friday (or sometimes Saturday) One Thousand Words is posted.  It is a collection of the previous weeks BEST photo entries.

Family and Friends at Marconi Beach Cape Cod, Summer 2012
Family and Friends at Marconi Beach Cape Cod, Summer 2012

A picture says ONE THOUSAND WORDS.