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Heather Mann of Dollar Store Crafts
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I found Heather through a reference from a co-worker. After showing a knitted Apron pattern I wrote to said co-worker she said "it's too bad you didn't start here when Heather was on staff. You guys would have loved each other." And I think she's right. Heather and I missed meeting each other by just a few months. A couple months before the hubster and I moved to Portland, Heather and her family had moved about an hour away. I do love the stuff Heather does, though, and in addition to loving her blogs, I follow her on Twitter.
I love Heather's resourcefulness and ability to repurpose stuff into something way more awesome than it was originally destined to be. She's also super friendly and loves building others up (hence Crafterminds).
Jennifer Hadfield of Tatertots & Jello
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I'm not sure how I managed to not know about Jen's blogs for as long as I did. Some of my favorite projects that she's done are upcycled and embellished clothing items (my current fave is this embellished cardigan). She also does a Weekend Wrap Up link party every Friday which is a great way to both share what you've been working on as well as see tons of other bloggers' projects and get inspired by them.
I love Jen's fresh style and all of the different projects and blogs she constantly features. Plus there are always tons of giveaways happening. Make sure you stop by, or consider following her on twitter.
Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom
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You can subscribe to her site's main feed, or personalize and get individual feeds based on deals from certain stores (for example, I get e-mailed the deals each week for Fred Meyer, Target and Trader Joe's which are the local stores I shop at most frequently).
If you are interested in learning how to live on less cash, definitely follow Crystal. She puts out a lot of content, but you will learn a lot as well.
Maggie Brereton of Smashed Peas & Carrots
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Follow her on twitter and check out her blog (or even jump right into the awesome tutorials here)
Nancy Sleeth of Blessed Earth
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I'll cut myself off and leave the rest of that rant for another day, but when I found the people at Blessed Earth, I felt like I had finally found "my people." People who got it. People whose heart song and desire to transform the world we live in and the attitudes of those who should be caring the most about it. Nancy co-founded Blessed Earth with her husband, Dr. Mathew Sleeth and they together they blog about "Serving God and Saving the Planet."
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