Category Archives: friends

May Sewing: Inside-Out Bag of Consolation

I made a tote bag for my friend Katie for her birthday five years ago.  Recently, she had a disastrous occurrence with her apartment and I decided that the least (and really only) thing that I could do to help … Continue reading

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A New Thanksgiving Tradition

We certainly have some Thanksgiving traditions in our family.  I always make these pumpkin orange rolls, of course we eat cranbrosia, and we (for three years running now) braise our turkey for the most incredibly delicious and moist turkey you’ve … Continue reading

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A REALLY Big Whale

For our second year, my friend Emily and I are doing a homeschool-preschool co-op for our kids.  (Somehow, I don’t think I’ve blogged about this at all but it’s been a great part of our week for the past year … Continue reading

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A Weekend Getaway, Part 3: Waterfalls and Vultures, Oh My!

Here’s part 1 and Part 2. Sunday morning we decided to take a bit of a detour through Letchworth State Park on our way home. The main entrance to the park is only about 20 minutes from Houghton so during … Continue reading

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A Weekend Getaway, Part 2: A College Reunion, Sparsely Attended But Greatly Enjoyed

Here’s part 1. Saturday, October 4th was Homecoming at my college and also the ostensible reason for our trip up to western New York.  So, in the morning after the kayak rides on the lake, we headed for Houghton.  There’s … Continue reading

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A Weekend Getaway, Part 1: The Friends Who Got Us To Drive 309 Miles With Two Children In The Back Seat

My fifteen-year college reunion was the first weekend in October.  As much as I love Houghton, I wouldn’t have made the drive all the way up there just to go to the half-day reunion.  Luckily, my dear friend Lisa lives … Continue reading

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I’m So Patriotic, I Win Ribbons In Red, White, and Blue!

I never write about politics on this blog but if you know me in person, you probably know that I’m a bit conflicted when it comes to patriotism (particularly in relation to what it means relative to being a follower … Continue reading

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Misappropriation of Party Planning and Preparation Time

Last Saturday afternoon, I had the fun of hosting a bridal open house (like a shower only with no presents involved) for one of my best friends.  I had allocated the day before (Friday) for house cleaning and food preparation, … Continue reading

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September Sewing: Hooray for Steph and Baby #2!

Two years ago, I made a “Here We Go” bag for my sister, Rachel in celebration of her second child’s birth.  Around the same time, my friend Steph was also expecting a baby and decided to make the same bag … Continue reading

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Look Who Came To Visit (Again!)

Before they visited in May, Lisa and I had gone over three years without seeing each other.  But, this weekend, after just over three months, they came back again.  Hooray! This time, Lisa just brought her two older kids, along … Continue reading

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