Monthly Archives: April 2012

Our Trip to Anytown, USA (or really Alaska), April 2012

Ellie and I had a wonderful trip up to Anchorage (Alaska) to visit my family last week.  Lots of people have asked me, “How was your trip to Alaska?”, excited to hear about my trip.  You would assume that we … Continue reading

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Why You Should Never Buy Anything Full Price At Joann Fabrics

Last week, I went to Joann Fabrics to purchase a new rotary cutter.  Here’s what I would have paid if I’d paid full price: (1) Olfa 45mm ergonomic rotary cutter:  $32.99 (2) sets of 2 replacement blades (for four total … Continue reading

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April Sewing: More Baby Blankets

Our friends just keep having babies! 🙂 This time, we have one set of friends who are having a boy and one who aren’t finding out until the baby is born. I do love to make cards too and had … Continue reading

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KIOS: Parenting, Part 9: Staying Close

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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Spring Break 2012, Mini-Adventure #4 (and the final one)

The fourth and final Spring Break 2012’s Mini-Adventure was Easter and hosting Easter Brunch for 29 people! Here’s our family Easter picture (and here’s last year’s for comparison): The brunch was a potluck so it was surprisingly easy and fun … Continue reading

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Starting a Tradition

We decided to take a picture of Ellie and me, in front of our redbud tree in our front lawn, at around the same time every year. We’ll be able to see Ellie growing and how much the tree has … Continue reading

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Spring Break 2012, Mini-Adventure #3

Spring Break 2012’s Mini-Adventure #3 was buying a new car! Looks pretty new, right? OK, so it wasn’t new and it does have about 40,000 more miles than our other old car but it’s still 7 years newer!  And the … Continue reading

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April Sewing: Cloth Wipes!

I have a couple friends who are cloth diapering their babies so for their shower presents, I used a bunch of flannel scraps (mostly from this project) to make them cloth wipes! For a girl: And for a boy or … Continue reading

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February/March Sewing: The Easter Banner

This is the project that consumed all of my sewing time in March.  I mostly enjoyed sewing it but was so glad when it was finished! My friend Joanna and I collaborated on this project.  I shared with her my … Continue reading

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The Easter Banners!

I decided to break this post into two parts: this one, about the banners themselves and a second one, about the my sewing process. The following three banners were a collaboration between Ann, Cindy, Alison, Joanna, and me.  It was … Continue reading

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