Monthly Archives: February 2014

Finish It Up Friday – Update #6 – Mark’s Quilt! Hooray!

After a three-week break (because I had nothing to report), I’m happy to announce two finishes today! 1. I finally finished Mark’s birthday quilt, only 2 months late! I sewed the last of the binding down this morning. I’ll do … Continue reading

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Classics Club, Book #2: Silas Marner

This is my second post for The Classics Club.  I’ll be reading one classic book a month for the next 4-5 years.  Here’s the list of all the books I’ll be reading.  I’ll try not to include too many spoilers … Continue reading

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Recipe: Rice Pudding (my favorite way to use leftover rice)

Here’s an easy and gluten-free way to use up leftover rice.  The last time I made this, I went searching on the internet to see if I could find any other fun recipes for rice pudding.  I had a really … Continue reading

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Recipe: The Best Brownies Ever (and just as easy as a mix!)

This is my mom’s brownie recipe.  It’s super easy and just about as fast to make as a brownie mix, but so much better.  When I was in high school, we used to triple it and bake it in a … Continue reading

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What I Learned During My Two Internet Sabbaticals (one planned, one unplanned)

Last summer, we spent two weeks in rural western Montana for my family reunion.  Before we left, I decided that I would completely unplug myself from the internet while we were there.  Although my dad did have internet at the … Continue reading

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With Love From Our Family To Yours

Come over and we’ll share our cute cake with you! 🙂 (This is my favorite easy delicious chocolate cake recipe.  One batch is perfect for a round cake pan.)

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Snow Day!

Although not quite up to Snowmageddon standards (that storm in 2010), we definitely are in the midst of a big snow storm!  It’s been alternately raining and snowing, which doesn’t make for fun shoveling.  It does, however, make for good … Continue reading

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So About That Unschooling Thing? (and my new blog money making scheme)

A few months ago, I wrote about our approach to Ellie’s (and Mark’s) education – basically ignoring it.  About a month later, Nik, Ellie, and Mark were sitting outside enjoying a unseasonably warm December afternoon when Ellie asked to draw.  … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday – Update #5 – No More Cuffs!

Over two years ago, my friend Julie found me a great pair of jeans at a thrift store for just a few dollars.  Only problem?  They were longs and I am not that tall (5’4″ to be exact).  So, for … Continue reading

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Things Mark Has Done That Ellie Still Hasn’t (and probably never will)

unplugged the refrigerator pulled dirt out of my plants all over the floor pulled a floor lamp over (which thankfully missed him) pulled the vacuum cleaner (also missed him) figured out how to open the cabinet door underneath the sink, … Continue reading

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