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May 2017

    family My Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Dutch Culture

    Field Trip: the Hex Sign Trail

    May 29, 2017

    In our part of Eastern Pennsylvania (Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties), it is not uncommon to see a hex sign on the sides of older barns. Hex signs are always shown in a circular format or painted on circle plaques. Many Pennsylvania German farmers have used them as a protective talisman to protect the farm and the household. Although primarily Christian, some of the symbology found on hex signs has pagan origins. Let’s talk about the Pennsylvanian Dutch. It’s important not…

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    Embroidered Pillow for Mother’s Day

    *this post contains affiliate links I was inspired by the beautiful embroidery projects on the Prudent Homemaker site to try my hand at embroidery. I had this idea to make my Mom an embroidered…

    May 16, 2017
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    Dinner Party Macaroni Au Gratin

    Sometimes just an ordinary dish won’t do for a fancy dinner. Everyone loves macaroni and cheese, but this dish takes it to an elegant level. When I was pregnant with my first set of…

    May 8, 2017
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