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2017 in review

It’s the end of the year already! How did that happen?! Disclaimer: The links in this post may be affiliate links.  If you purchase any products after clicking on these links, at no additional cost to you, A Simple Homestead will receive a small commission for making you aware of these important resources. One of my favorite business gurus to follow is Tara Swiger. Last December, I joined her program called The Starship. Sadly, I haven’t used the program nearly as much as I  ...

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Christmas biscotti

Christmas is only 2 days away. Are you ready? Or did you suddenly discover that someone important was left off your list? If so, I have a great idea for you: make some Christmas biscotti! You can wrap some up in a bag, tie with a ribbon, pair it with a container of good coffee and you’ll have a gift that will be well-appreciated. The last several years, we’ve given our niece and husband a big box with all that was mentioned.  We open gifts on Christmas Eve and by the time  ...

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Dye Monkey visits Wisconsin (and a FO, finally!)

Today I had a reason to revisit some of my blog posts from 2013 and 2014. It made me realize I was much more proficient (wordy?) back then! For some reason, I just haven’t been able to find the time or energy lately to post about happenings around here. But I have plans to change that…   Almost a full month ago (!), Jessica L’Heureux, the owner of Dye Monkey Yarns was able to make a trip up to visit my friends’ shop: Unwound Artisan Yarn Shop in La Crosse, WI.  ...

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Indie Design Gift-A-Long 2017

It’s that time of year again!  The Indie Design Gift-a-long starts on Tuesday!   I love this event!  Not just because I’m participating as a designer again, but also because of all the great designers and patterns *I* get to discover each year!  There are KAL/CALs for all different types of patterns, LOTS of chatter in the Ravelry groups as well as prizes.   Ravelry is a free site if you haven’t already signed up. The event officially starts on Tuesday November 21,  ...

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