Monthly Archives: August 2008

Finding comfort, not answers

Rainer Maria Rilke : Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot … Continue reading

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One small step for (wo)mankind, one giant leap in domesticity

On the menu today: commute special ed meeting at faraway highschool return to my school, swim in paperwork, set up classroom, meet with general ed teacher swing by fabric store to pick up fabric, zipper and trim commute unpack tote … Continue reading

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Pack light

Erykah Badu keeps it real on her song “Bag Lady.” She warns us that: “One day, all them bags gonna get in your way; so–pack light.” I have recently finished 4 cute bags! I share Erykah’s warning, only in my … Continue reading

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Friendly creatures

While cleaning up some scraps and supplies, I decided to try my hand at creating a little “softie” creature. I had seen these pom-poms, and thought it would be a good starting point. Well, much to my excitement, it kinda … Continue reading

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Beanbag Tutorial*

*at least, my mom’s version: -Have a baby girl -Raise her -Work with 3 friends at a preschool for at least 15 years -Buy daughter a sewing machine for her 27th birthday -Collaborate with preschool co-workers to create fun, structured … Continue reading

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Couldn’t beat this if I tried (but I still may give it a go someday)

Since leaving the comfort of my parent’s home, any space I’ve called my own has been treated to the Scandinavian wonder that is IKEA. My ties with the magical superstore date back to early college years, but true dependence upon … Continue reading

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How does the saying go?

When life hands you a renovated kitchen for a week… make crepes! We cooked these little treats up with major success and have enjoyed a variety of fillings for breakfast, lunch and dinner meals. Oh, and the occasional snack. The … Continue reading

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There was a time not too long ago, when I shared my love for trees. A few more tree-related facts for you to further support that claim: *I live on a street with a tree name and in a house … Continue reading

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I’ll let the flowers do the talking

We are house farm sitting for our friends this week and I’m enjoying every minute! Tucked away off a gravel road, surrounded by trees and filled with green pastures, lovely gardens, happy animals, (oh, and a pool) this amazing property … Continue reading

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New idea

Our porch is busy soaking up a fresh coat of stain today, so in other words, it’s off limits. Seeking a comfortable nook where I could write this morning, I came up with an even better idea than a temporary … Continue reading

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