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Renaming my biz to Broke Back Pottery

Posted by Cathryn Barger on Saturday, October 15, 2011, In : Pottery 
No, not in honor of the controversial romantic movie about two gay cowboys.
Packing up my wares, unloading boxes, tents, table, unpacking boxes, working 12 hour days...2 days straight, packing what didn't sell, tearing down tents, tables, hauling everything back into my basement studio...my back is broke. I've been doing this once a month and my chiropractor has some major job security right now.
In the life of a potter, we pick up 50 lb boxes of clay. Slam wads of clay on a table to flatten i...
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The best childrens books

Posted by Cathryn Barger on Friday, July 22, 2011, In : Kids Stuff 
After being stuck inside our nice cool abode with the triple digit heat raging outside, my youngin's and I have read some great books. Below is a great selection of books for the toddler, all the way up to about a 7 or 8 year old.

1. Because a Little Bug went Ka-choo by Rosetta Stone (Dr. Seuss books)
        ~This one is my all time favorite from childhood.

2. Three Little Kittens by Galdone
        ~Another old favorite that you'll have to read over and over again.

3. The Little Engine that coul...
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Trying to cut the deficit...luckily mine doesn't need an act of congress

Posted by Cathryn Barger on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, In : Saving Money 

  I’m in the midst of figuring out ways to decrease our spending at home since I will be quitting my job to become a full-time Mom and Potter. I thought I’d share some saving tactics I’ve learned in the last few months.

  My grocery bill seems out of control most months, so that was the first item on the agenda to get slashed. My family of 4 goes through bread like a tornado in a trailer park. I found that a lot of grocery stores sell frozen rolls of bread (both white & wheat) in the f...


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Color forecast for 2011

Posted by Cathryn Barger on Monday, February 7, 2011, In : Interior Design 

So you were just thinking about re-decorating, right? I'm a little late but I thought I'd post the nationally forecasted colors for 2011. When redesigning a space it's best to know what colors have been around for a while so you don't feel the need to change your decor every two years. I haven't seen many changes over the last two years in the color formula, more like transitions in one hue. So you are in luck if you were biting your finger nails over those large purchases you need to make to...


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In the beginning....

Posted by Cathryn Barger on Friday, January 21, 2011, In : About us 

  I don't really want to talk much about me, but a lot of people ask me how I became a potter...So why not make that the very first post of this blog? Don't worry, further commentary will be interior design tips, recipes and some news about the biz sprinkled in.
  I'm one of those people that wants to try everything...so while in college I started studying Management Information Systems...BORRYING, but it did make me pretty computer savvy in the process. I decided to try a Color Theory class a...


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