Dear summer,

May 29th, 2014
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You came to Montana early this year. Thank you.

You quickly sent me on a search for a baby sun hat.

You brought a beautiful updated baby book to Gadanke! Some of the new writing prompts seriously make Martin and me get all teary eyed.

(You are loved – Gadanke baby book)

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How to support handmade without spending money

April 30th, 2014
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I’ve been thinking of ways we can surround handmade artists with virtual high fives and love without spending a dime. Think of some of your favorite creators (the maker of your knit hat, art on your wall, or something on your wish list) and try some of these ideas to help them keep doing what they love.

1. Give your Facebook or Twitter community a heads up.

If an old friend on Facebook generates a quick note to tell all of us that something is awesome, I start to think, “Ooooh! That does sound fabulous…” I can’t even count how many nerdy guy gifts I’ve found for my brother because of friends sharing cool finds on social media.

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Finding a blog strategy

April 10th, 2014
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During the month of March, I blogged every weekday. It was a wonderful postpartum challenge, pushing my creativity (like with this watercolor journal page) and offering behind-the-scenes details (like the story of Gadanke’s logo).

If you’re a regular reader, though, you can see that I haven’t been blogging daily this month.

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