Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Floodgates Have Opened

This summer, I posted about all the talking that Ellie was doing.  Between then and a couple weeks ago, Ellie basically stopped learning new words.  Not only did she not add any more new words to her vocabulary, but she … Continue reading

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A few random Ellie shots from the past week (with some new words in constant use now)

Running laps with her baby “Walk” “Ellie’s puppy” (She won’t believe me when I tell her that’s really my puppy from when I was little.) “Mess” “Wash” (post-bread-making) “Tea” (brewed by Ellie)

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October/November Sewing: Blankets for Our Baby Boy and Our Friends’ Baby Girl

I know, I know, we don’t know for sure (or at all) that we’re having a boy.  But I didn’t like the boy blanket that we had from the last pregnancy so I cut that one up for cloth wipes … Continue reading

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KIOS: Cleaning, Part 4: A Cleaning Schedule

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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Sabbath Sewing: The Skirt Back is Finished!

My Sabbath sewing project is moving right along.  I might even finish it before Christmas! Last week, I finished the back and made the binding.  I think I might like the back even more than the front. Now I just … Continue reading

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Soaked Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread (the bread I’m making all the time now)

I’m currently trying to do a better job of soaking/fermenting our whole grains in order to improve their ease of digestion.  (See the end of this post for why.)  I’ve been making this recipe for soaked whole wheat sandwich bread … Continue reading

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Get Thee Behind Me, Food Preservation

I think we’re finally done.  It’s been a long four and a half months but I think I can finally say that we’re done with food preservation for the year.  I might make marmalade once Florida citrus comes back into … Continue reading

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Chopped It! (Twice Makes A Tradition, Right?)

I donated my hair when I was just not even 2 months pregnant with Ellie.  I was ready to do it again so decided, why not make this a tradition to do when I’m pregnant? So here’s before: And here’s … Continue reading

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Ashes Ashes (Ellie’s new favorite pastime)

She prefers to play it with us but if there’s no one else around, “Baby” is a good partner! (The last few seconds are a good example of why you haven’t seen many videos lately.  The second she notices the … Continue reading

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Grand European Tour, 2012: England (Stop #1)

At long last, here are some pictures to share with you from our summer’s trip to Europe.  We visited my brother and his family in England for a week (perfectly timed so that Nik could go to Wimbledon!), then spent … Continue reading

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