Monthly Archives: March 2014

Embracing the Irish in Me

I am a small percentage Irish and so are they! “eeeeeee” (How is it possible that he says “cheese”? Can anyone stop time?) (Their Greek yiayia got them green shirts for today.)

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February Sewing: Pillow Covers for Ellie and Mark (and a bit about choosing a sustainable/ethical pillow)

Almost four years ago, Nik and I bought organic wool pillows for ourselves.  They were definitely a huge investment but it was worth it to us to be sleeping on pillows that are sustainable and good for our health.  (See … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday – Update #7 – The Living Room Blinds (sort of)

I have one sort-of, close enough finish to report today.  I finished our living room Roman shades back in November 2012.  Sadly, I made a pretty fatal design flaw, which resulted in some ugly sun fading.  Plus the adhesive on … Continue reading

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Every Parent Calls 911 A Second Time, Right? Right?

I am more than embarrassed to admit this but it seems that the Baltimore County Police and Fire Departments are becoming our best friends.  This morning, it was just Ellie, not both her and Mark.  It was the bathroom, not … Continue reading

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Recipe: Delicious Soaked Granola

Over the last 18 months or so, I’ve been adapting and improving our family’s baked goods recipes, particularly soaking/fermenting our whole grains in order to improve their ease of digestion.  (See the end of this post for why I’m doing … Continue reading

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Mark’s Birth Story, Part Four

In honor of Mark’s first birthday, I’m sharing his birth story with you.  It’s very long so my feelings won’t be hurt if you don’t read the whole thing!  It’s so long, in fact, that I’ve broken it up into … Continue reading

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What Nathan Sterner Really Meant When He Used the Venn Diagram Illustration

So last night, I posted a bunch of miscellaneous thoughts, including my story of how I heard Nathan Sterner misusing the term “Venn diagram” and how that prompted me to donate to the pledge campaign.  Well, somewhere in the middle … Continue reading

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Mark’s Birth Story, Part Three

In honor of Mark’s first birthday, I’m sharing his birth story with you.  It’s very long so my feelings won’t be hurt if you don’t read the whole thing!  It’s so long, in fact, that I’ve broken it up into … Continue reading

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Miscellania

1. I appreciate all the love and “impressed” vibes that came my way after my “bagels and Fur Elise” post.  Lest you be too impressed though, you should know that I’ve only managed to make bagels three times since Mark … Continue reading

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Mark’s Birth Story, Part Two

In honor of Mark’s first birthday, I’m sharing his birth story with you.  It’s very long so my feelings won’t be hurt if you don’t read the whole thing!  It’s so long, in fact, that I’ve broken it up into … Continue reading

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