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I'm a crafting, blogging, flickering, facebooking, homeschooling mumma of 4.
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Yup, that is my motto this summer. I don't want to get out of bed. Oh that doesn't mean I'm actually horizontal, rather I just want to be comfy, all day, all summer long. I can't think of anything more... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at ducky house
I've relocated my blog to here: Reset your links. All tutorials and archives are being moved over as I intend on deleting this blog in the near future. Hope to see you over at the: Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at ducky house
They arrived! A sweet package from minted. I ordered Thank You/New Year cards last month for those who attended a big famiy birthday party that we had in late 2013. Besides the "thank you" portion, I owe family & friends... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at ducky house
I started sewing a project last week, that I cut in December. It's been sitting on my desk in a pile waiting to be constructed. It was supposed to be a hexagon quilt following this tutorial, but I ran into... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at ducky house
It's cold here. really cold. the kind of cold that makes me want to stay under the covers all day, drink hot chocolate and eat sugary sweets so I can lay down belly fat to get through the rest of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at ducky house
Just over a week ago I was eyeing the very sad calendar page pinned to my fridge. The calendar is both sad and small, easy to ignore and unremarkable. Then my son missed his orthodontist appointment because sad, small calendar... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at ducky house
Thanks for the mudroom love, I'm still delighted with that space and happy to have another project crossed off my list. This winter we have had a backyard visitor. He comes a couple of times a week around mid-morning. He... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2014 at ducky house
Thanks Alex! It's been a great help for keeping the kids organized and no more tripping over boots at the front door :)
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If you have been reading this blog for any period of time, you know that mr. duckyhouse and I have been renovating our home for quite a while now. These days the renovations have changed from utter chaos - we... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at ducky house
In January of last year (2013) I left you hanging with a post that promised a reveal about some sewing I was working on. Indeed I did complete that project but just never got around to discuss it here. You... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2014 at ducky house
Hi Cristin, I have all types of yarn in my stash, they all have their place that's for sure. Just depends on the project. The "meh" yarns are the best for learning :) Btw, I hopped over to your blog and read through the fabulous news that you had twins!! Yay, welcome to the twin club. My identical girls just turned 9 this past fall and boy do I miss the age your girls are at. Your girls are beautiful! How is your son adjusting?
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2014 on Knit 4, purl 2...repeat at ducky house
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Thanks for the welcome back and the healing thoughts! It is always good to know you are not alone - not that I celebrate others being low in iron, rather one must always keep in mind they truly are never alone. :)
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Last year I started a vest knitting project that is taking me forever to complete. It didn't help that I completed it and then frogged it because it was too large. Ugh! The pattern is called Lazarao and it is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2014 at ducky house
One of the things I did manage to keep up with the past year was the duckyhouse etsy shop. I didn't manage any handmade goods in the shop this past year, rather I kept it stocked with vintage goodies like... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at ducky house
I can't promise in what capacity but I am here today and that is an excellent start. So where have I been for almost the past year? Well, I've been here at home, just not online in this space. Nothing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2014 at ducky house
Lol, okay peeps, check out the side bar for the downloadable PDF, also the title in the post body is a hyperlink
Toggle Commented May 24, 2013 on don't get out of bed at ducky house
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Count me in! I don't currently have a fabric I'm pining away for but anything in UniqueShiny's etsy shop would be wonderful :)
Toggle Commented May 8, 2013 on :: a happy friday giveaway! at nanaCompany
I sewed something and it didn't have anything to do with pant hemming, jacket mending, buttons sewing, and mending, oops did I mention that already? there seems to be a lot of that going on this house. We started a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2013 at ducky house
I’ve had a smart phone for a while now and while I recognize that it can be a life distraction, at this stage of ownership it is working out fine (for me). I do find it useful but never feel like I need to have it with me 24/7. I work half time out of the home and still home-school my 4 kiddos, so it comes in handy when my kids need to get a hold of me during the day – they either call me and leave a message or they skype-message me. I actually don’t enjoy using the phone for internet and perhaps I can thank aging eyes that don’t like staring at tiny screens for that! When I get home I generally put my phone away and don’t check it. It helps that my notifications are very limited – I can hear when I get a text but since I don’t “love” texting I never rush to answer them. I do use my phone calendar for appointments I need to remember and have alerts set for those things but they are far and few between. When my husband and I go out together I usually leave my phone at home for the kids to stay in touch with us. My oldest is now 15 and does not have a phone and probably will not get one until he is leaving the house on a regular basis. If he goes somewhere he just takes my phone. My husband is more attached to his phone but he uses his for business so I get his usage as long as he doesn’t drag it to the dinner table then I am generally okay about it. I can get pretty grouchy when he answers email at dinner time so he has learned not to do it ;) Love this discussion
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Happy Be-lated Holidays and New Year!! I'm popping in to finish up my last update on our summer/fall happenings. I originallly started this post back in early December but then I got caught up in a whirlwind of activity and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2013 at ducky house
Hi Simone :) So nice to hear from you and congratulations on your move. You know we moved over 4 years ago and I had all these grand plans that I would blog about our renovation process but to tell you the truth at the end of the day it was exhausting. A lot of creativity goes into make house changes when you are doing the work yourself and sometimes you don't have anything else left over for blogging. I can totally understand you not being able to keep up with crafting/blogging. I know, my kids are growing up so quickly :( kinda sad watching the years go by.
Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2012 on summer summary at ducky house
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Hi Kirsten, Welcome here and thanks for your very kind words :) I always want a twirly dress when I see how free and easy my girlies make wearing them <3 I hope you make good use of the lounge pants and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2012 on I did it for love at ducky house
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you did a great job on the bag Beki - love it!
Toggle Commented Nov 21, 2012 on cross THAT off the list at artsy-crafty babe
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I'm back with another update and this time I'm covering the earlier part of September and I have one word for you *wedding* My niece decided to tie the knot with her secret highschool sweetheart. It was a big deal... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2012 at ducky house
Hello there, it's been awhile hasn't it? I mean - July to November - now that's just way too long for an update! So what on earth could have taken me away from this space all this time?? Life. I've... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2012 at ducky house