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Happy Father’s Day!

It has dawned on me from recent conversations that many people forget about Father’s Day, after so much focus on Mother’s Day. In our family, you had to start thinking early for both so you could decide what to get or make for the gifts. Our parents made us work for ideas! 😉

Dad is especially hard to gift, since he always says all he needs is time with his kids. And means it. So getting him to admit he needs more is a yearly ritual that involves some kind of secret finagling from mom, repeated ‘asks’ by my brother & I, and finally an answer. He gets to see us too, of course!

So in honor and memory of all those great DADs out there, who suffer gladly through getting hot pink ties from their daughters (and wear them!), endless tools from their sons, and all sorts of haphazardly created craft projects from kids of all ages – after suffering truly through diapers, sickness, growing pains, nightmares, school drama, teenage years, and all that went in between…

Here is to you, and much love from your kids (and grandkids), be they of blood or heart or friendship, on this day to tell you how much we appreciate and love you!

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Craft You Later,
Beth

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day everyone! Thank you to all our military, past and present, for their sacrifices, large & small. We remember you & honor you today.

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Honor, courage and commitment proven silently and continuously, throughout time.

Craft You Later,
Beth

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there, includong the moms-to-be, surrogate moms, adopted moms, honorary moms, birth moms, and grandmoms. This is a day for you to do nothing, to turn it all over to everyone else. Enjoy your days ladies: you deserve it!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays

So this is a short & sweet message just to tell you Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays from me to you & yours! Wishing you happiness, love & laughter always, but especially now. Also sending extra prayers & good thoughts to all our military & their families this Holiday, with extra prayers for all emergency personnel as well!

Happy Christmas!
Beth

Starting off with a song…

So I am reknowned for getting songs stuck in my head. Annoying ones. Like the Smurf’s theme song. Or (all night last night while crafting) Eartha Kitt’s Santa Baby. But usually if I’m trying to think of something and a song pops into my head, it’s a good sign. Right? That’s what I thought. So when I was trying to come up with a blog name that wasn’t “Hello I am boring”-esque, and “You better shop around” popped into my head, I knew I had to run with it — and so, with the approval of a few friends, YouBetterCraftAround was born!  Here is “the song” if you want it stuck in your head too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4gDQEnHcaU&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Whew. That first step, picking a name – that is crucial, and no laughing matter! I now understand better why new parents take so long to do the final boy-girl choice, and ask everyone and their neighbor’s mother for their opinion! You are stuck with a name for at least a few weeks, until the personality is established. And a name is crucial. Thank goodness a blog name is so much less long-term, though. I would hate to have my blog hate my name for it as it grows older, haha. Okay enough with my goofiness. Though you have more of this to look forward to in the future, so you are forewarned, I will leave you to ponder this for now! 🙂

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