Monthly Archives: May 2013

KIOS: Grooming, Part 7: DivaCup Love (second half)

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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KIOS: Grooming, Part 7: DivaCup Love (first half)

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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Somehow, It’s Been Eighteen Years

The fall of 1995, I arrived on campus, a lonely freshman, 4,000 miles away from home, desperate for friends and a family I could drive to.  Lisa was one of the first people I met when I got to college.  … Continue reading

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Someone Loves Cuddling Right After Waking Up Every Morning

(And that someone isn’t Mark.)

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Like Father, Like Son

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Recipe: Mom’s Famous Rhubarb Crisp

This rhubarb crisp is the reason that I just planted rhubarb this spring.  It’s so good that Mom would make a turkey roasting pan full of it for church potlucks and there still wouldn’t be any left by the end … Continue reading

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Mark and Ellie (at 4.5 months of siblingship)

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First Strawberries

Last fall, a very kind acquaintance gave us some strawberry plants.  They survived the winter and last week, we harvested our first two of the season. Since then, we’ve been harvesting 2-3 per day and it’s Ellie’s favorite thing to … Continue reading

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Color Book Tutorial/Sew-Along, Part 3: Sewing The Cover and Trimming the Pages

This is Part Three of my Color Book Tutorial/Sew-Along.  For an introduction to this tutorial plus the finished book and links to all the other parts of this tutorial, see this post. It’s time to finish sewing the pages by … Continue reading

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KIOS: Grooming, Part 6: Family Cloth and Mama Cloth

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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