Reading to Keep Away the Winter Blues!

I don't know about you, but about the middle of January (now that Christmas is over) when the cold settles in the frozen tundra of Idaho, I start to not want to EVER leave my house! Like Ever...

Reading a book has definitely helped me to chase away the winter blues over the years. There isn't much better than snuggling under warm blanket (our favorites can be found in our shop) with a good book.

This winter, I have been taking advantage of our small town Public Library. For it being in a teeny tiny trailer, they have done an amazing job of stocking it to the gills with wonderful books for everyone in the family.

But when I read a library book, there can't be any of my lazy book reading ways...like folding over the page corner, laying the book upside down to hold the page, or finding whatever is nearest to me to hold the pages open til the next time I am back to reading.

 My solution....These beautiful chunky paper clips! They have been so wonderful to use as bookmarks. They don't fall out easily, they are really quick and easy to insert into the pages whenever I am needed elsewhere, and they're cute! 

They are also the perfect gift for another reading fanatic. Perfect to hold your favorite recipe in the recipe book. Or marking any other page, or keeping a stack of papers together. 

Even though I make them in our cute little shop, these are one of my most used things in my house. I really love them that much!

I am a historical fiction kinda reader. I like to feel like I am learning something while also just enjoying relaxing and reading, without having to think too much. 

My guilty pleasure in reading lately has been regency romance novels. Amazingly (and thankfully) there is an entire sub genre of good, clean, love stories. Deseret book, Cove Fort Publishing, and others have many of these types of books.

 Sarah M Eden has got to be one of my absolute favorite authors in this genre. She has a couple series that have been amazingly spun of 2 different families. But those series also intermix with its characters and stories. Along with the series there are a few standalone books that also can be read alone or together with the series. I have read these series several times and have even bought the books...cause they really are that good! There are so many nuances of little things that I pick up on each time I read them.

The first is the lancaster series  along with the Jonquil Brothers Along with these series she is starting another series called the Gents which also goes along with the first 2 series. 

One of my biggest pet peeves, when reading novels, is that the characters begin and end. With these series that Sarah has masterfully crafted, we are able to learn and grow with each of the characters as they build throughout the series. Each book focuses on a different main character, but the other characters are consistent throughout all the books. I love it. My 15 year old loves the series just as much as I do. 

The best part...I don't have to worry about her reading things not appropriate to her age and experiences. Plus, If I don't want her reading those things, then I probably shouldn't be reading it either.

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Unique Valentines Day Card! A fun puzzle for Gifting for Kids in Classroom, Grandparents, Mom and Dad

With valentines day right around the corner, we are on the hunt for the perfect cards for Valentines Day! I don't know about you, but it is always fun to come up with a unique styled valentines day card 

The puzzles come in a large variety of styles and each one can be personalized with a name, date, or any word that you would like. If you have custom requests make sure to let us know by messaging us on etsy, or emailing us at bobbie@avisiontoremember.com and we will get your custom request take care of!



The puzzles are so much fun to color with markers or paint. They are perfect for classrooms, for gifting to parents, grandparents, siblings, teachers, or anyone else you can think of! 



I especially love the idea of gifting to the special someone for them to leave on their desk for those that come visit to take a minute to put it together. 

To purchase yours please visit our etsy shop or our website

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The Complete Guide to Rag Quilting + 10 Fun and Quick Projects

We are so excited to announce the release of our first rag quilt book! It is the Complete Guide to Rag Quilting and includes everything you will ever need to know about rag quilting.




Included in the book are 10 unique and simple rag quilt patterns, but even more than that, it includes everything we have learned along the way about rag quilting.

Want to know what scissors to buy? We've got you covered!

Want to know what type of fabric to use? We've also got you covered!

Want to know what a fabric sandwich is? Sounds yummy, and we still have you covered!

Want to know several different methods to finishing your rag quilt? Yep, still got you covered!

So, what are you waiting for?

Head on over to our etsy shop to purchase your very own copy and get it instantly in a download.

And for those of you that love an amazing deal...the book is only $29.99!  That is an $80 value.

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But seriously, if you're looking for an amazing deal, I've got an even better one for you
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Oh! Little Bear, Little Bear. Baby Boy Crib Bedding and Rag Quilts

I am obsessing over this gorgeous little bear crib set and rag quilts for little baby boys.

We had such a hard time deciding on the perfect color combo that we asked our instagram and facebook friends to help us out a little bit.


They of course couldn't decide either!  So we ended up making all three sets and I am so excited that we did.

First up is our red, black, and gray lumberjack plaid, arrows, and bears quilt and crib bedding set.  

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Next up, just might be my favorite.  I haven't decided yet.

It is our Mint, Navy Blue, and Gray Bear Crib Bedding and Rag Quilt

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Last, but not least, because who can resist the simple colors but with huge impact of the

Navy Blue and Gray Bear Crib Bedding and Rag Quilt


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beautiful bear, plaid, and teepee crib bedding in navy and gray



 Make sure to let us know which one is your favorite. 

Of course they are available in our A Vision to Remember Etsy shop as well as AVTRBoutique.com.  So make sure to stop by and check them out and all the details.

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Who wants to go on a Safari? The Handsomest Safari Nursery Around!

Elephant baby blanket
 As a mom of young children, I know a safari just isn't quite in the cards for me.  Would I love to go?  Heck yes!

But am I going to go?  Nope

Elephant crib set with coordinating car seat canopy
So for now, I am going to enjoy my little boy safari nursery! 

elephant crib bumpers
 Its a little bit modern with the arrow and elephant prints, but its a little bit rustic with the rag quilting technique

a car seat canopy quilt laid out before I sewed it up
 I seriously can't get over the gorgeous colors of mint, navy, and gray all together!  They make me so happy

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 The crib skirt is made in a coordinating mint with a gathered crib skirt featuring the elephants and a mint print. 
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 Even the ruffle curtains go along perfectly with the crib set and nursery

And don't forget you'll need a matching car seat canopy for that little man (or even a girl!)

Head on over to our shop to get your very own elephant safari crib bedding!

Elephant Nursery

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Custom Minky Baby Blankets! Super Soft Blankets - Flamingo /

I am so excited to introduce you to our newest line of blankets.  The super soft custom minky baby blankets.  These blankets feature a beautiful black and white image of your choice (flamingo, pineapple, unicorn, or fox) with your choice of minky for the back.  

Pineapple Baby Blanket 


Pineapple Baby Blanket

Unicorn Baby Blanket

Unicorn Baby Blanket

Flamingo Baby Blanket

Flamingo Baby Blanket

 Fox Baby Blanket

Fox Baby Blanket

Minky Fabric Choices

Minky Blanket Color Choices

I am so stinking excited for these fun baby blankets.  The drawings were all done by the amazing Becky with Be So Crafty


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Quilt - As - You - Go Car Seat Canopy Free Pattern

Protecting my newborn baby has always been an upmost priority. Especially from prying eyes when we are out in public.

Que, the simplest Quilt as you Go Car seat Canopy pattern out there! Plus its here for you for free!


Isn't this quilt just to die for?


Quilt Features:
  • Finished Quilt measures 33x44" (quilt size can easily be changed by adding more strips)
  • The quilt can be used as a car seat canopy OR a quilt!  Simply don't add the handles and you have the perfect baby quilt
  • The quickest quilt out there....for sure!  Its quilted as you, so its even quicker!
Quilt Requirements:
  • 1 Yard of Fabric for the front of the quilt (can be split between 2-5 fabrics)
  • 1 Yard of Fabric for the back of the quilt
  • 1 Yard of Batting
  • 1/2 Yard for Binding



The quilt pattern is available HERE for free.  Make sure to download it today!


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Easy Diaper Stacker Sewing Pattern - Rag Quilt Style

I don't know about you, but keeping my nursery tidy and clean after having baby seems nearly impossible.  This Easy Diaper Stacker Sewing Pattern will help you keep your nursery just a little bit cleaner by keeping all your diapers in one place!

Easy Diaper Stacker Sewing Pattern

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