Category Archives: weekends

Long weekend fun

One of the perks of being a wooden toy maker is that when you are in need of a fire there is always plenty of wood scraps around to fuel it.  We try to reuse our scraps as often as possible but there are scraps that just are not usable because of their shape or [...]
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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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Simply Paper

Sometimes the most simple (and easily overlooked) everyday items can bring so much joy.  Take the humble piece of paper.  We write on it, color it, and even sometimes paint it- though that depends on how much time we have to clean up the inevitable mess.  In each of those activities paper is passive- it [...]
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Dutch Apple Pie

With apple season come apple pie, that just a given around here.  Apple pie also just happens to be one of my father’s favorite desserts.  So in honor of his birthday I baked him a Dutch apple pie with the wonderful local apples I bought at the farmers market. Dutch Apple Pie 1 (9 inch) [...]
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Long weekend fun

We were lucky enough to have perfect weather for our long weekend. We decided to take a family camping trip to.. our backyard.  This time of year is so busy for us that its hard to truly get away but we were still able to have plenty of fun without leaving home! Now that’s a [...]
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Winery afternoon

As the summer dwindles the fruits of the summer are becoming apparent.  Recently we visited a a local winery, Mallow Run to check out their farmers market.  While the market was quite small the beautiful vineyard and lovely shop were more than worth the trip.  The patio hosted a live band and numerous tables where [...]
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