Friday, April 11, 2014

Fun Friday Finds ~ Marvelous Midwest

I lived in Chicago for a few years and got a sense of - kind of that broad-shouldered, windy, um, stern, Midwestern, warm-slash-passive aggressive, wonderful - every adjective I can think of, very cold.
~Amy Poehler

Friday, April 4, 2014

HandmadeMN Fun Friday Finds ~ Can't Buy Me Love

By Mollie

50 years ago today (April 4, 1964) the Beatles single "Can't Buy Me Love" hit #1. It stayed there for five weeks. It was recorded in Paris (known by many as the City of Love) in January of that year.

Quite a catchy little tune, written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Simple lyrics with a lot to say. Sing with me...
"I'll give you all I've got to give, If you say you love me too. I may not have a lot to give, But what I've got I'll give to you. I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love."

Okay, good point. Maybe money can't buy love, but it can buy things that you love to give to those you love.

To commemorate the Beatles' 6th #1 single, I give you today's Fun Friday Finds. I hope you find love in this treasury, or at least in one of the featured shops.

HandmadeMN Fun Friday Finds ~ Can't Buy Me Love
{Click on the image above to be taken directly to the Etsy treasury and the shops included.}
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Friday, March 28, 2014

Fun Friday Finds: Homecoming Season

By Sharon Parker
Arty Didact

When my husband recently mentioned that a friend who winters in Arizona was coming home soon, I got to thinking about how spring is homecoming season here in the north. For not only will we see the return of birds and butterflies in the coming weeks, but also many of our friends and relatives who packed their bags and said, "We're outta here!" shortly after Christmas.

Of course, those winged creatures migrated south for their very survival—and our two-legged snowbirds will no doubt insist they left for the same reason.

While we who stayed behind and toughed it out will always enjoy our bragging rights, especially after surviving a prolonged visit from the polar vortex this winter (and aren't we especially glad that has finally gone home?), we really must admit that we missed them all and are looking forward to their return.

Even my in-laws who are still languishing in Florida. Wimps.

Welcome back!

Just click on the image, or here, to get a closer look at all the lovely items from these fine winter-hardy Minnesota crafters.