Monthly Archives: January 2016

Finish It Up Friday 2016: Update #3: All Construction, All The Time

Thanks to all our at-home time due to Jonas, I got a good bit of sewing done. Here’s what I crossed off my list: I sewed all three of these baby blankets on Saturday as the snow came down. 🙂 … Continue reading

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Favorite Books of 2015: Fiction

I read around 75 books in 2014. (I know that seems like a lot but that’s 50% down from 2011 so doesn’t feel like much to me!)  Here are my favorites, just a month late compared to all the other … Continue reading

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Snowpocaplse 2016, in pictures, by the hour

To satisfy my sister-in-law up in Alaska, a weather junkie, I’ve been taking pictures every couple hours (with a longer break last night) thorough the storm.  Perhaps you’d like to see them too? Friday, 1/22, 4:31 pm Friday, 1/22, 5:02 … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday 2016: Update #2: Does Moving My Sewing Room Count as a Finish?

Over the past two weeks, we’ve had to completely empty out our upstairs (other than one closet, which I was able to pack totally full) in preparation for some home renovations.  We’re hoping that the work won’t take much longer … Continue reading

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I’m on Instagram! What’s Next? Periscope?

This post has two pictures you missed if you aren’t yet following me on Instagram. This is my official announcement that I’ve finally given in and joined the crowd on Instagram. I had been resisting yet another way to waste … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday 2016: Update #1: Making Progress and Keeping Secrets

If you haven’t done so already, Ellie would love your vote for your favorite farm animal! 🙂 I made a lot of progress this week! (See the second half of the post for my book progress.) Here’s what I accomplished: … Continue reading

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Ellie Needs Your Help – Please Vote!

This morning, while I was trying to get our basement cleared out in preparation for some coming home renovation work, Ellie found a bag of farm animal manipulatives and asked to play the game that went with them.  So I … Continue reading

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