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movie monday: cow chicken 8

Cow Chicken meets Isadora from carissaabc on Vimeo.

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movie monday: games with grandparents

mr. happy stuff’s family loves to play games, so when his mom came for a visit last month, she and the happy little dude played a number of games together.  i caught this game with both grandparents on video for … Continue reading

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movie monday: an introduction to ray charles

one morning last week as we piled into the car, i said, ‘let’s hit the road, jack!’ and then (of course) i had to explain why i’d called the happy little dude “jack.”  he asked about the song again that … Continue reading

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difficult news

There is nothing like a near-brush with death to show you how far the circles of your life spread out around you.  About a week ago, my mother lost her balance, fell down some stairs, broke her back and now … Continue reading

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blog maintenance: can you read me now?

several of you have commented that the body text in my new, beautiful template is difficult to read on some computers.  i’ve gone in and tinkered with the css (and also figured out how to get my lowercase letters back … Continue reading

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on anonymous comments and quilt design

i got my first non-spam anonymous comment!  readers who leave anonymous comments often feel uncomfortable leaving their name because they feel that their comment is a negative one, but in this instance, the commenter simply asked, “How did you “design” … Continue reading

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fresh new look

in case it’s been awhile since you’ve visited my blog directly (instead of through an rss feed), i’d like to invite you over to see my new look!  it’s a design by the amazing patricia of mirabelleza (an etsy shop … Continue reading

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no ‘poo update: i get it now!

i blogged recently about switching from shampoo to baking soda and apple cider vinegar.  you can go read that post if you want to know my initial impressions of the process, but i thought i’d write an update to say… … Continue reading

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pantry challenge revised….

alright.  who guessed that we’d last about 4 days and that the first thing that would force us back to the grocery store would be…. carrots?  here’s the thing.  about an hour after i posted the pantry challenge post, i … Continue reading

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impromptu pantry challenge!

I’m going to try a pantry challenge.  most people pick a pre-determined amount of time during which they’re not allowed to buy groceries, but instead try to just cook the food they already have stashed away.  i’m not quite up … Continue reading

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