Author Archives: Erin

Of Potatoes and Bookcases

What do potatoes and bookcases have in common? I just love this sweet potato print by Elise Towle Snow of Argyle Whale. Back to the riddle… Well as far as I know not much but bookcases can make a great place to plant potatoes.  Traditionally, potatoes are grown in home gardens in mounds.  Mounds can [...]
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Mother’s Day

Around here the general rule of thumb is that you can plant the tender seedling like tomatoes out in the garden Mother’s day weekend. This weekend didn’t disappoint, we spent a good part of the time getting our hands dirty in the garden and spreading lots of mulch. My seedlings made their big journey to [...]
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Happy New Years!

Happy New Years! Today we are celebrating our son Elliot’s 3rd birthday & the promise of an exciting & bright New Year!  Isn’t that chandler above just beautiful? To me it looks like it belongs in a swanky ballroom where on New Years  a glamorous couple would kiss at the stroke of midnight while holding [...]
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{this moment} Pony love

{this moment} A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link here to your moment and join in at Soulemama. (I’m not sure who [...]
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Another Chapter

Today begins the third decade of my life.  In thirty years I have accomplished so much and have ended up on a path I could not have foreseen.  Life is truly amazing, though sometimes we are too busy and to caught up in the moment to fully appreciate it. My mother called me last night [...]
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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! We hope that everyone has a safe and magical evening!
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Wands, helicopters, toys oh my!

The shop is hopping this morning!  A flotilla of helicopters are in the works.  A huge box of toys bound for my wonderful editor is packed and awaiting its chauffeured ride to the post office.  You know that the holidays are not to far off when we have a heap of wands ready to go!
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{this moment} Fall Fairy

{this moment} A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link here to your moment and join in at Soulemama. I hope you have [...]
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Fabric Acorn Tutorial

One of my favorite little bits of autumn are acorns. I love acorns in all sorts of fashions, from these sweet felted acorns from Sewn Natural to this lovely acorn necklace (which is one of my favorite pieces of jewelry) from Bulls Eye Beads The kids and I enjoy collecting acorn tops during our nature [...]
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The last of the apples

Last week we enjoyed our yearly Autumn visit to the picturesque Anderson Orchard. For the first time we went at the end of the season and only Golden Delicious were left on the trees. I have to say though that the Golden Delicious surely lived up to their name and were miles apart from their [...]
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