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This page is a visual showcase of both garments I’ve created myself and ones that I have knit from other designers! Anything that is not an original Chic and Regal design is captioned with the designer and pattern name. I’ve also started listing some of my patterns officially as a fundraiser for animal rescue! Knitting […]

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Two Lucky Cats Have Volunteer to Thank for Hurricane Michael Rescue

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American Red Cross disaster responders are humanitarians, but their compassion isn’t limited to humans. Volunteer Shanda Scott was assessing the damage to homes in the North Springfield neighborhood of Panama City when she heard what sounded like animals crying.  As she investigated, she spotted two cats leaning out the broken window of a home. A neighbor told Scott the residents had evacuated 10 days earlier, before Hurricane Michael hit, and had not returned. Scott reached in and […]

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Episode 4: Knock, Knock, Give a Sock

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So much for “millennials” being selfish. If you’re attached to that idea, keep walkin’. A few years ago, Adina Lichtman was handing out sandwiches on the streets of New York City to help people experiencing homelessness. One man, grateful for the sandwich, approached her and offered some surprising insight. “Thank you for giving out sandwiches,” […]

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Episode 3: The Happiness Helper 

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What exactly does a life coach do? Well, this one volunteers, fundraises, cheerleads, and helps people who feel there’s something more out there find their way to it. Mary Kaba Valis has made it her life’s work to people live happier more fulfilling lives. That joy spreads like wildfire to everyone around them. She’s not […]