Monthly Archives: July 2014

Classics Club, Book #6: Jane Eyre (from June 2014)

This is my sixth post for The Classics Club (just a month late).  I’ll be reading one classic book a month for the next 4-5 years.  Track what I’m reading for the Classics Club here.  I’ll try not to include … Continue reading

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Cutest Family Ever (and the dress in action)

Yesterday, Ellie decided that she wanted to wear her new dress so I took the opportunity to take a couple pictures of her in it. twirling fun! I also decided to wear my matching skirt, particularly after realizing I had … Continue reading

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July Sewing: A Little Sundress for Ellie

Chalk one up in the “I didn’t obsess over this too much and so actually completed something quickly” category!  My friend, Kristen, mentioned to me that Oliver&S had a free, easy pattern for a sundress.  So I downloaded it, and … Continue reading

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A Little Brother-Sister Reading Time

It is impossible to take round of pictures of these two without getting big cheesy grins! 🙂 P.S. Evidently reading is messy business and requires an apron.

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Ellie Learns To Somersault

On Sunday, Ellie was in the somersault position and asking how to flip when we realized that we hadn’t ever taught her how to do it!  Probably many kids don’t need any lessons but Ellie is definitely more on the … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Hydrangeas (plus some figs)

Last winter was a really harsh one (at least by Baltimore standards) and one of our two hydrangeas almost didn’t make it.  It grew back just from the roots and I had to cut off all the old growth.  This … Continue reading

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More About Food Preservation (including how we did this last winter)

Near the end of last fall, I posted a tally of all that we had preserved (i.e. canned and frozen).  At that time, I promised to write another post about food preservation with lots more information about how/why we do … Continue reading

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The Beginning of Mark’s Career as a Baker

After the last bread post, I realized that by this age, Ellie was already helping me make bread.  So this week, I let Mark in on the rolling pin action and he had so much fun! This might be my … Continue reading

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I Went To The Mountains*

We just returned on Sunday from a four-day vacation in the Shenandoah Mountains and it was lovely.  The weather was so cool, a blessed relief from the triple digit temperatures of the week before.  In true Nik and Laura vacation … Continue reading

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