Monthly Archives: February 2012

Gardening? Already?

I’m already starting to get ready for gardening.  The seeds have been ordered, received, and organized. Actually, our garden is still growing from last fall.  We had such a crazy non-winter that the aurgula and swiss chard never died.  A … Continue reading

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Channeling June Cleaver

This morning, I was busily vacuuming, trying to get some of my chores done before Ellie and I left for moms’ group at church.  I was already ready to go but had some extra time.  I felt like dressing up … Continue reading

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Making Our Own Yogurt (and you can too!)

We eat a lot of yogurt – currently close to two quarts a week.  We buy organic, whole milk (i.e. full-fat) plain yogurt at Trader Joe’s for $2.99 a quart.  Trader Joe’s is basically the only place where I can … Continue reading

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First Zoo Trip of the Year!

Yiayia gave Ellie a membership to the zoo for Christmas and we figured that it was time to start taking advantage of it!  So Auntie Julie, Ellie, and I went on Saturday.  We had a wonderful time!  Ellie absolutely loved … Continue reading

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My Other Love: Cardmaking

Although sewing is my current major creative outlet, I’ve loved the craft of paper card making for a long time.  I particularly love finding old books to cut up for cards.  I made a card on Thursday that I loved … Continue reading

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February Sewing: Nik’s T-Shirt Quilt – It’s Finished!

I’m done!  Hip Hip Hooray!  Now I just need to get Nik to help me take pictures of the final product to show you all!  

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KIOS: A New Schedule and a few more thoughts

This post is part of my series, “Kickin’ It Old Skool: Why and How We Are Old-Fashioned” or KIOS for short.  If you’re new to the series, please read my disclaimer before continuing on.  I’m keeping a table of contents … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Embellished, Lined Drawstring Backpack

This tutorial is for my sister and anyone else who wants to know how to make a fancy lined drawstring backpack!  This tutorial is actually an adaptation of the In Color Order Lined Drawstring Bag tutorial.  You’ll need to go … Continue reading

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She talks!

Ellie is really starting to pick up speed with her words.  She regularly says, “Uh oh,” “Baba”, “Yiayia”, “YEAH!!!!”, and “Bye!”.  She has also several non-word sound that she uses at specific times to mean specific things.  For example, she … Continue reading

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And on a slightly lighter note: Ellie’s First Wine and Ellie’s First Stickers!

There’s always a first time for everything, right? So here’s Ellie’s reaction to her first sip of wine. She also got to play with stickers for the first time yesterday.  She was so engrossed in them I got a good … Continue reading

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