Monthly Archives: March 2011


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Crazy Hair

Ellie has the coolest cowlick on the top/back of her head.  It basically looks like an S-curve.  I have no idea what will happen when her hair actually starts growing but for now, we have fun admiring it!

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I quilted it with straight lines in light pink and bound it with a pieced binding made from some of the fabrics in the quilt along with a leftover strip from the pieced part of the quilt.  I love it! … Continue reading

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Saving Money and the Environment with your Dishwasher

Here’s a quick tip – don’t fill both soap receptacles in your dishwasher with soap.  Just fill the pre-wash one (and don’t even fill it completely).  This means that you use half as much soap and your dishes get rinsed … Continue reading

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Six Months!! (and teeth)

Six months ago today, our lives changed dramatically.  Eliana Elisabeth arrived and she fills our life with joy every day. To celebrate her 6-month birthday, she decided to push out her two bottom teeth!  We did our best to get … Continue reading

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Teething – Alaska style

Teething is where it’s at around here.  Lots of drooling, a bit of fussiness, and more drooling are our constant companions.  I can feel her two front teeth just below the surface.  In our quest to reduce the amount of … Continue reading

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Hippos in tutus

Last Saturday, my friend Joanna told us that her mom likes to call baby girls “hippos in tutus” because of their beautiful ruffled dresses, thick thighs, and bald heads. On Sunday, Ellie wore her peacock dress (for the whole day, … Continue reading

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Finally – toys

Ellie has finally, at the age of almost 6 months, decided that she’s interested in toys.  It’s nice to be able to give her something and have it occupy her for at least 30 seconds before she drops it.  My … Continue reading

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My Inheritance, Part 2

How could I have forgotten these?  When I blogged about my inheritance from Papa and Granny, I forgot to include this beautiful sugar and creamer set, which Granny gave to Mom and Mom gave to me, when Nik and I … Continue reading

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What babies want

“What babies want you to do… is to be active, and to be strong, calm, and centered on your own work, with them in the midst of it.” –Jean Liedloff (sent to me by a friend who found it here.)

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