“May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please,
but as the opportunity to do what is right.”

-Peter Marshall


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    $50 Oriental Trading Gift Card Giveaway!

    Summer has officially begun in our neck of the woods, which of course means Vacation Bible School is right around the corner. As many of you know, I have been coordinating VBS at our church for several years and that means stretching a budget to educate, decorate and plan for a whole week of fun. One of my favorite budget-friendly places to purchase supplies is definitely Oriental Trading. I order decorations online each year, because they always have fun items for some of the most current VBS themes. Of course they also carry loads of other decor, prizes and fun stuff too. If you are looking for some good ideas…

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    Still Working Toward 40 Bags Before Easter

    I knew there was more junk stuffed in that craft room (and the overflow storage room next to it)!! I’m still cleaning and purging at home and adding to my rising total in the 40 Bags in 40 Days challenge.  By my latest count I believe I’m up to fourteen total boxes, bags and large items that have exited the house this Lenten season. Not even halfway to my goal, but every little bit, or lot, counts. My husband just commented that I might not have enough stuff to get to 40. . . but then we both had a good laugh! Maybe I will actually give you a tour of my newly…

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    Putting the “Spring” in Small Talk with Design Changes

    I just keep waiting for Spring to do its thing, but each time I think this quirky little season has arrived Winter fights back with some pretty harsh ammo. Such is life in the Midwest, I guess. I am so itching to get outdoors with my family and get my hands dirty in the yard, but at least I’m using the cooler days to get a few things done indoors. As you may have noticed, I’ve been doing a bit of redesigning here at Small Talk Mama and I apologize if you tried to visit while things were a bit wonky. I still have a few more tweaks here and there,…

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