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Handmade Love – Stella and Poppy

By Sharon Schneider / April 4, 2018 /

I love meeting local makers. Bethany is the creator behind Stella and Poppy.  I met Bethany last month and brought home this candle. The subtle smell is amazing. It reminds me of cool summer nights around the campfire. Bethany’s extensive knowledge of essential oils is apparent on her website and blog: Poppy and Stella She also sells atmosphere sprays, soaps, skin care and bath goods. SHOP Check out her blog to find the sweet story behind this…

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April Shop Update – Waiting for Spring

By Sharon Schneider / April 3, 2018 /

It is snowing in Minnesota. April 3, 2018. I am making my own spring in the sewing room. New totes with leather handles! shop here: Etsy Shop This soft paisley print will be perfect for spring and summer trips to the market, beach, or patio for lunch and happy hour! New farmhouse totes also have leather handles. Red, blue and light brown stripes are perfect accents to these sturdy bags. Perfect for a summer beach getaway.…

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Ready for Spring

By Sharon Schneider / February 28, 2018 /

We are having a much needed sunny warm up in Minnesota this week (more snow coming this weekend). March is often the snowiest month in MN so I know winter is not over. But I am over winter. All the winter decor is getting packed up! Stay tuned for some fun, easy, affordable spring decor in the next few weeks. This week I am sewing like crazy. My first sale of the year is next Friday and…

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Talenti Gelato Valentine's Day Dessert

Valentine’s Day Dessert

By Sharon Schneider / February 13, 2018 /

Three Ingredients – Less than $10 – Two options Option 1 -Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches – 10 minutes to assemble, 5 minutes to dip. freezing time. Pull cookies apart and scrape out creamy filling.  Replace creamy filling with about 1 tablespoon of Gelato. Freeze until firm. Melt 1 cup chocolate with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Dip frozen ice cream/cookies and freeze again. The perfect little bite of ice cream and chocolate. Option Two:…

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DIY Fleece Blanket

Fleece Blanket – DIY

By Sharon Schneider / February 7, 2018 /

I am slowly replacing all the fleece throws in our house. As durable as fleece is, they are wearing out. I decided to go with a neat zig zag stitched egdge instead of the tied edges that the girls helped me do so many years ago. If you are looking for an easy no sew blanket you can do with kids try This Tutorial from A girl and a glue gun  I started with 1.5 yards of two…

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Meal Prep in the Instant Pot

By Sharon Schneider / February 5, 2018 /

I love Mondays. I am always ready to hit the ground running. Making lists for the entire week and then breaking that list down to a daily routine makes for a productive week. Shopping and meal prep on Sunday also gets my week off to a great start. This week I did all my food prep in the Instant Pot. Less time + less mess = success! 1 cup wild rice and 1 cup water –…

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Etsy Love – Bobbijdesigns

By Sharon Schneider / February 1, 2018 /

I have been admiring Bobbi’s work on Instagram for quite some time. So many unique, one of a kind vintage bracelets and necklaces and the one I bought has just the perfect bit or orange to combat my mid winter blahs. Delivered within a couple days and wrapped like a gift, just for me! I love the little fabric bag for travel! Check out her ETSY shop and fall in love with these pretty originals! Have a favorite…

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Valentine’s Day Hearts DIY

By Sharon Schneider / January 26, 2018 /

My first DIY for 2018 is just in time for Valentine’s Day. These hearts are the perfect use for scrap fabric. You can hand sew or machine sew. I traced a cookie cutter to make my template. Then cut out the hearts from scrap fabric. With wrong sides together sew two hearts together using a 1/4 inch seam (or less) leaving a small opening to stuff. I stuffed with some batting I already had and…

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What this blog is all about ….

By Sharon Schneider / January 24, 2018 /

Every year I spend most of January laying out a business plan for the New Year. This year is no different and I have accomplished a TON in my little Shaggy Baggy Shop world. New designs, new fabrics. You can find them all HERE, new platform to sell – check it out Here at Amazon Handmade, new plan for social media and marketing. I always hit a wall with my blog. My excuses are always…

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Easy Oatmeal in the Instant Pot

By Sharon Schneider / January 21, 2018 /

One of my New Year resolutions is to use my Instant Pot. Another resolution: make healthier food choices. I made this oatmeal recipe this week and it covered me for breakfast or lunch for 4 days! Easy, affordable ingredients from Aldi made it even better. 1 cup Steel Cut Oats (Not Quick Oats!) 1 cup Almond milk 2 cups water dash of salt and dash of cinnamon Mix all ingredients in the Instant Pot. Set timer…

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