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The Perfect Blouse with maurices: Contest Entry

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Book Review: The Potter's Lady

I recently had an opportunity to read and review the book The Potter's Lady by Judith Miller. This book is part of the Refined by Love series. Rose McKay is a recent design school graduate and she's on her way back home to rejoin her family. Her brother Ewan used to oversee a brickyard, but he's choosing a new business to invest in. Despite his experience with brick making, Rose manages to convince her brother to purchase a pottery business instead. She's excited for the opportunity to get to use her artistic talent to paint on these pottery pieces, but she feels a tremendous amount of pressure to make the fledgling business succeed. Even with their best efforts, McKay Pottery begins to lose contracts to Harkness Pottery. Rylan Campbell does his best to help the business to succeed as he did for the previous pottery owner. He and Rose begin to work together on designing pottery in the hope of winning a design contest sponsored by Franklin Hotels. McKay Pottery needs th…

July Clothing Budget

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It's been awhile since I've written a blog post and I skipped my June clothing budget round up, but I thought I'd check in and share what I bought it July. I've thrifted some pretty pieces, got a pair of made in the USA sandals, and finally got a multi colored paper bead necklace!



July Clothing Budget by gracenote30 featuring a paper necklace


Colorful paper bead necklace from Lot 2545: $12.20 (I also joined their silver level jewelry club for $10 a month to support their ministry. I will get a small piece of handmade jewelry each month as a part of this club.) **Use code 50FIFTY at checkout in their Etsy shop to get 50% off until the end of August!**White Mountain Lipstick cognac leather flats (Goodwill): $4.58American Apparel navy and white gingham button up (Goodwill): $2.30Old Navy nutmeg polka dot shorts (Goodwill): $1.76Apt. 9 gray and black animal print jersey dress (Goodwill): $5.65Sbicca Auckland sandals (6pm.com): $19.22Coldwater Creek and Lands' End blouses…