Monthly Archives: October 2012

Our First (and perhaps only) Attempt at Real Food Blogging

Recently, my friend Julie asked if we would join her in making a recipe with fair-trade ingredients so that she could participate as a guest blogger in her employer‘s fair-trade food promotion.  I’m always happy to hang out with Julie … Continue reading

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KIOS: Eating, Part 16: What I Would Do if I Couldn’t Buy Much Local Food

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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Checking Out the Pumpkins (and yes, my belly is getting bigger)

Last night, Nik, Ellie, and I took a trip to Weber’s Farm.  We said we wanted to take pictures of Ellie among the pumpkins (which we did) but that was really just a good excuse to eat an apple cider … Continue reading

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I Must Admit To Feeling A Bit Conflicted Right Now

This morning, Ellie played with the kids instead of staying with me at our moms’ group at church.  I went in to check on her several times, primarily to check if she needed to use the potty but really, as … Continue reading

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Dear Nana,

Thank you so much for my fun birthday package!  I especially liked the puzzle and the “baby” blanket. Love, your granddaughter, Ellie

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October Sewing: Lots of Quick Little Projects

Last week, I was flying at my sewing machine and got four projects done in four days! A little pouch for my sister Rachel and her new little boy! A blanket for some friends of ours who just had a … Continue reading

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Sabbath Sewing: The Front is Finished

My Sabbath sewing project, a tree skirt, has been so much fun.  It’s been great to have a project that I’m not at all driven to finish, a project that’s OK to set down for a couple weeks (or longer) … Continue reading

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