Monthly Archives: March 2014

She Comes By Her Red Cheeks Naturally

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway! I used to get blazing red cheeks whenever I was too hot or embarrassed (infuriatingly so).  I’ve grown out of it to some extent but not completely.  And Ellie seems to have inherited this … Continue reading

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A Giveaway in Celebration of 1,000 Posts!

Sometime in the beginning of January, I published my 1,000th post on this blog.*  I had grand plans of this post being exactly my 1000th post but in all the flurry of posting about Christmas sewing, reading, and Mark’s birthday, … Continue reading

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My Amazingly Awesome Baby Blanket Cutting Shortcut Breakthrough

So, as it turns out, I actually have four more baby blankets I need to make (even though I’ve already made six in the last 4 months).  Hooray for babies!  So, while making one last week, I took a few … Continue reading

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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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