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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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Posted May 3, 2015 at The Austin Report
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The wildflowers are blooming all over, and one of the best things about Austin in the Spring is that, even when you are driving on the many highways, you've got something pretty to look at: Then there are these flowers, which are growing on a huge vine on the storage... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at The Austin Report
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I've learned that asking for seltzer in a restaurant usually elicits a very polite blank stare or confused look, and that the way to get seltzer is to ask for Topo Chico. Topo Chico doesn't actually mean seltzer--it's the name of a mountain in Mexico--but it might as well. Even... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at The Austin Report
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This cute sign is on our lawn: A local artist (does anyone know who it is?) made these signs, and there are several of them in our neighborhood. Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at The Austin Report
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One of the nice things in Austin is that there are so many restaurants with outdoor seating. We had dinner at El Sapo on Saturday night (3/7/2015). Yummy burgers and excellent company! It was slightly nippy, but there were heaters and blankets, and family members for snuggling. And, of course,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at The Austin Report
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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 Feb 21, 2015 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