Monthly Archives: February 2015

Tutorial: Baby Jesus in the Manger (a felt ornament for your Christmas tree)

I realize it’s February but last fall was crazy, so you’re getting your annual Christmas ornament tutorial three months late.  Better late than never, right? This year, I decided that we should add a manger to the nativity scene that … Continue reading

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Brotherly Love – So Cute! (It didn’t last long.)

This morning, Mark gave Ellie a nice little hug just before breakfast. As usual, however, things got a little crazy… …and then they fell apart. Sibling love! It’s the best! 🙂

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The Four-Month Change – It’s Not You, It’s Your Baby’s Brain

Four months is a time of really major change for most babies.  It’s the end of the “fourth trimester” as each baby emerges from the newborn “eat, sleep, poop, eat, sleep” phase and enters real life.  Ellie threw us (but … Continue reading

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Start The Bread Tonight! Eat This Tomorrow!

We made and devoured this amazing Afghan-style pumpkin with meat sauce tonight and it was incredible. For those of you’ve who have eaten at the Helmand here in Baltimore, it’s very similar to their pumpkin dish (kaddo borawni) but with … Continue reading

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A Conflicted Valentine’s Day Haiku For You

My old Xanga blog is now available on this blog, and as I’ve been reading back through it, I found a forgotten aspect of my life: haiku writing.  I used to love writing haikus.  So, here’s a 2015 Valentine’s Day … Continue reading

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Finish Up Friday: 2015 Edition – Look! Ellie’s Doll Has Hair!

In January/February 2014, I had a very productive two months as I held my “list of shame” up for public view, keeping you updated as to how I was doing with all my unfinished sewing projects. I had good intentions … Continue reading

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Classics Club, Book #12: North and South (from December 2014)

This is my eleventh, and final, post about 2014’s books for The Classics Club (just a bit late).  I’ll be reading one classic book a month through 2018.  Track what I’m reading for the Classics Club here.  I’ll try not … Continue reading

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