Monthly Archives: February 2016

He’s NINE! (in Leap Years, that is)

Although I long ago gave up trying to wish all my family (30+ at this point) happy birthday on my blog, it seems this has been an auspicious 3 days in our family.  On Saturday, my sister turned 30 and … Continue reading

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My Sister is 30 and I am OLD (and I’m willing to own it)

Today, my lovely little sister, Rachel, turns 30.  For the past few years, it’s been easy to think of her as my super fun and young little sister who has all this energy and does so much great stuff with … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday 2016: Update #5: A Beautiful Table and A Beautiful Kitchen!

I appear to be settling into a every-other-week reporting groove! 🙂 I managed to cross two more things off my list!  First, I sewed a tablecloth for our table, which was ordered and delivered during Mark’s pregnancy. It’s pretty big … Continue reading

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Classics Club, Book #24: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (January 2016)

This is my first post about 2016’s books for The Classics Club.  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 to include too many spoilers in … Continue reading

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Recipe: White Bean and Fig Salad (delicious for winter!)

When in Montana in summer 2013, we spent a couple days in Missoula and ate lunch one day at the Good Food Store. It’s like Whole Foods except way better. Not exaggerating, it had the biggest and best bulk food … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday 2016: Update #4: Will Those Birds Eat the Corn?

I am obliterating my to-sew list! Here’s what I accomplished over the past couple weeks. I made eight corn sacks (portable heating pads) – three on commission and five as presents for people who have been really kind to our … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas 2015: Ornaments for Two of My Siblings but NOT the Other Two (because I am definitely not perfect)

This year, I managed to sew ornaments for two of my four siblings. For my sister, who loves to take pictures, I sewed her this adorable camera (from this tutorial). I even managed to get this done in early December. … Continue reading

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[not to get all conspiracy-theoryish on you but] TURN OFF YOUR WIFI!!

Several weeks ago, I woke up and said to Nik, “I just had the most bizarre series of dreams!” He replied “Me too! It’s because I turned off the WiFi!” What does that have to do with dreams?????? It turned … Continue reading

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The Voting Results You Should REALLY Care About

Ellie has finished her poll!  She wants you to know that there are no winners in her poll – only data, people, only data. Here’s her results in graphic form: when I asked her to smile for the camera when … Continue reading

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