Monthly Archives: February 2015

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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Ellie’s Very Last Baby Present, Mark’s Great-Grandmother’s Hat, and a Cruise to Argentina in 1964

Recently, I pulled out some dress-up stuff that I’ve been saving for when the kids got big enough.  Ellie latched onto a prairie girl bonnet that was made for her as a baby present.  It was the very last thing … Continue reading

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January Sewing: The First Baby Blanket of the Year! Plus Ellie’s Cornsack Reincarnated!

My friend Heather is having a baby girl and to celebrate, I made her this baby blanket. Yes, that’s the same fabric as Ellie’s pillowcase and corn sack. Back in the days before we all had kids, Heather and I … Continue reading

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January Sewing: 2015’s first project (which took all of 30 minutes!)

I was supposed to sew Mark a doll for his 2nd birthday (just like I did for Ellie).  It’s now almost done but wasn’t even close to finished for his birthday.  That doll has been a comedy of errors and … Continue reading

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Celebrating 100 Years of the BMA! With a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old!

In an attempt to redeem my memories of our lovely day at the Baltimore Museum of Art on 1/14/15 (after which we suffered through the Stomach Bug of Doom), I present to you: Our Day at the Museum! Recently, the … Continue reading

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