Category Archives: travel

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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March Sewing: What Do You Sew When Your Child Is Sick and Miserable?

More wipes for his nose of course! Mark has been pretty miserable the past few days with a bad cold.  The past two days were particularly bad.  We’ve been using cloth wipes at an alarming rate, particularly so because now … Continue reading

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Off To Alaska! (Part 3 of 3)

Here’s Part 1 and Part 2. Finally, I present to you a few videos from our trip, full of cute children doing cute things.  How could you not want to watch them all? #1: I interview the girls about their … Continue reading

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Off To Alaska! (part 2 of 3)

Here’s Part 1. We didn’t see the older cousins very much (you know, school attendance being important and all that) but we did get to hang out with them a bit.  Alex made the coolest little mouse out of the … Continue reading

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Off To Alaska! (part 1 of 3)

The second week of December, I took my kids on a plane to Alaska by myself (I’m crazy, I know) to visit my family.  It was a bit of a spontaneous trip (i.e. we only bought our tickets in the … Continue reading

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A Fond Farewell to My Dearly Loved Oregon Mug (and my Montana one too, sniff, sniff)

My favorite souvenir to buy while on a trip is a hand-thrown pottery mug.  I have several and LOVE using them.  My dad even brought me one back from Scotland last year.  I love the feel of them in my … 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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