11 February 2016
22 January 2016
I just thought I'd tell those preparing for the cold weekend, you may want to whip some up for those little limbs that come in from making snowmen, and to pre-warm those cold beds. Here's my post for bags with corn, and here's my original tutorial for the little hand warmers with rice.
14 January 2016
Because it happens. Ever so quickly. Painfully quick. That blink of an eye they talk about. You're living it right now, the moments they will lock into their mind as their childhood.
15 December 2015
How can you get your pattern? I'm so glad you asked! Check out The Sew What Club. It's a monthly subscription of digital patterns right to your inbox. The kind that you want to sew up every one, in all the various options. Kind of like your very own Christmas present each month. I am consistently impressed with the patterns that the designers come up with each month. It's like those cd clubs I used to belong to, only way better (and probably way cheaper ;)
02 December 2015
01 December 2015
30 November 2015
Isn't it cute? For today only, you can get Circle™ for $85 instead of $99 right here. I get a portion of the sales through my link, but I would share this even if I didn't, because this is a mother's dream. $85 is a pretty inexpensive price tag for peace of mind as far as the internet goes. So, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah and all the holidays to you.
24 November 2015
Many of my early motherhood years are a blur. I blame it on the 18 months between child 1 and 2 and child 2 and 3. I know they watched Sesame Street because I bought Pearl an Elmo doll that she loved to pieces, literally. I'm not sure what happened as children 4, 5, and 6 came along. Somehow, the most famous giant bird and his trusty friend with the long trunk and even longer eyelashes were forgotten - until today. I asked Drummer if he had ever seen Sesame Street. His eyes grew big and an excited smile formed on his face as he asked, "Where is this street?! Can we go there?!" So, of course, we remedied the situation. I pulled it up on the computer and we sat down together, watching Big Bird read books to the neighborhood children and David Beckham explain what the word "persistence" means, and Elmo stacking hats on his head, counting as he went. It was an instant hit with Drummer. And I remembered how much I love the celebrity cameos and guest appearances.
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19 November 2015
13 November 2015
She spent 5 weeks doing ballet summer intensive classes. 10 to 5, Monday through Friday. Every night I would ask her if she was still enjoying it...and she was. She was happy. She was living her passion.
By the end of the summer, she had worked so hard and developed her turn-out (is that what it's called?) that her instructor deemed her ready to be en pointe. Miss Mindi called me the weekend before she told Olive to make sure we were on board as well. It was so hard to keep that to myself! She said, "You knew all weekend long?! And you didn't tell me?!"
We are looking forward to seeing her dance her solo in the Nutcracker next month as the doll. She makes me so proud.