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Alexis
I'm a wife and mother of three girls, trying to find a craft to call my own.
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There are food trucks all over Austin, and you will not be shocked to hear that this is one of the kids' favorites: (Photo by Willa) Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Austin Report
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over the Colorado River to take Bea and Willa to school. On nice days, it looks like this: (Photo by CMR) Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at The Austin Report
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to frozen tomato plants! I left the poor things outside, and it dropped over thirty degrees last night. Boo! I'm not going to complain about the weather, because I know it was 1 degree this morning in Katonah, and Boston has had enough snow for ten Winters, but the wild... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at The Austin Report
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is a real thing, and, coming from New York, it feels more than a little weird to see images of Texas and the Texas flag EVERYWHERE. I know, because India did a report in 3rd grade, that New York does have a flag, but I swear I've never seen it.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at The Austin Report
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and got dinner! There is a little Pizza Place in the back, and we took out a pie tonight, and it was... pretty good! Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at The Austin Report
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and today makes me feel that it was a pretty good idea: Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at The Austin Report
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We are a family of five plus one small dog who moved to Austin, Texas, from Katonah, New York on December 27th, 2014. This will be a chronicle of our adventures. I am assuming that if you are reading this, you know us already, but in case you stumbled on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at The Austin Report
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This is a photo of the beloved Dudley. He is a sweet pea. Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2014 at Knot Sew Crafty
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These are Woody Guthrie's resolutions, which he called "rulins'." I could use some of these myself. Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2014 at Knot Sew Crafty
Happy New Year, 2014! No resolutions, but my word for the year is fun. FUN. I want to have more fun this year. How about you? Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2014 at Knot Sew Crafty
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All three girls are OBSESSED with dancing, and we spend lots of time at the dance studio these days. I am still getting over the shocking idea that children that are genetically mine can be graceful and coordinated. Who'd have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2012 at Knot Sew Crafty
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India wanted a blue cake, so I made her a blue cake. I'd love to say India did the decorating, but it was all my work. Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2012 at Knot Sew Crafty
I used to have a pair of these--one of my college roommates mistakenly left them behind and they fit me perfectly!--but I don't have them anymore and I want some! If I don't win, I'll ask for some for my birthday!
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by Oscar Bolton Green As seen on The Indigo Bunting Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2012 at Knot Sew Crafty
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Yesterday afternoon was India's camp show. She played Princess Sunshine in "The Unhappy Princess," and she and her fellow seven-year-olds were awesome. After the show, she wanted to buy herself some flowers in celebration, and these are the flowers that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2012 at Knot Sew Crafty
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Our family's Tooth Fairy is named Gladys, and we were told that she had retired, but, happily, this is not the case. She is still on the job! We know that Gladys is not real, but we like to pretend... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2012 at Knot Sew Crafty
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A few weeks ago, we schlepped the whole gang into the city to see a play (Peter and the Starcatcher--awesome!). I spent a good part of the train ride talking to the girls about what to do if we were... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2012 at Knot Sew Crafty
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Last night I dreamt that my father was not dead, but was simply taking an inordinately long time between breaths. In the dream, I was relieved, but also very embarrassed because I had told so many people that he had... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2012 at Knot Sew Crafty
Rafa Rivas / AFP - Getty Images Participants gather to celebrate the 'Chupinazo' to mark the start at noon sharp of the San Fermin Festival on July 6, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain. Tens of... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 6, 2012 at Knot Sew Crafty
Andy Griffith, Folksy TV Sheriff From Mayberry, Dies at 86 Associated Press From left, Don Knotts, Ron Howard and Andy Griffith from "The Andy Griffith Show." By DOUGLAS MARTIN Published: July 3, 2012 Andy Griffith, an actor whose folksy Southern... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2012 at Knot Sew Crafty
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For the past few years, I've tried to figure out this gardening thing, and it's not really working for me. It's not that I have a black thumb, more like I have no thumb whatsoever. I missed the time for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2012 at Knot Sew Crafty