Monthly Archives: March 2015

Sometimes Your Animals Just Need To Be Close

The other day, Mark asked me to help him put Bunny and Puppy on his back.ย  He seems to have fond memories of being worn because now he’s helping out his animals in the same way! ๐Ÿ™‚ I made him … Continue reading

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March Sewing: Flowers and a Heart for a Special Baby

I had the privilege of attending a baby shower on Saturday for a friend who is expecting a little girl in May.ย  I made her a little baby blanket and wanting to add a bit of pink to the otherwise … Continue reading

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Favorite Books of 2014: Non-Fiction (everything else)

I read almost 100 books in 2014.ย  Here are my favorites (and yes, I realize I’m nearly 3 months late with this list). I track my reading on Goodreads.ย  So if we’re not friends there, you should join me! Here … Continue reading

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My No-Shave Experiment – 121 Days and Counting (The REVEAL)

I haven’t shaved my legs or my armpits in 121 days (since November 22, 2014.) I did this deliberately.ย  That day, I said to myself, “I’m going to shave today and then I’m not going to shave, for a long … Continue reading

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Cute Children, Singing

My apologies for overwhelming you with videos this week! Ellie has been teaching Mark her Sunday School songs and here’s one. And, finally, I prove to you that Ellie has progressed beyond “Chukka, chukka, oh wah die” when it comes … Continue reading

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Why Sourdough? Why Soaked? Why Even Bother?

A few weeks ago, my friend Liz left this comment on my “Seven Essential Tools for Baking” post. I answered her briefly in a comment there but promised her that I’d write a fuller response because I think it’s a … Continue reading

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He Counts In Greek! And Sings in English!

It’s only fair that we show off Mark counting in Greek, right?ย  Ellie had her moment in the spotlight, so here’s Mark’s.ย  Unlike Ellie at this age, Mark is regularly and consistently counting to 20, usually perfectly, on his own. … Continue reading

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