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mamaroots
mama, crafter, storyteller!
Interests: storytelling, reading, crafting, birth activism
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My oldest fella entered the official teenage world in September. He has been waiting a long time for this crowing moment! I found myself to be pretty calm, not so teary eyed and really was able to just sit back... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at mamaroots
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A shop update is coming tomorrow night, a few calendars and Halloween critters are coming. I do love to make some ghosts and monsters! Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at mamaroots
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I am pretty sure I blinked and September was gone. It has been some running days with a kiddo officially becoming a teenager, hosting our own little bluegrass fest, a large art installation project for a big music festival in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at mamaroots
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Hoping your labor day weekends were enjoyable. We always like to reflect on the work that is done around us and often remark on how names reflect trades. The boys and hubby's last name is a reminder of the family... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at mamaroots
it is a sweet mini version of Around The Year by Elsa Beskow- http://www.powells.com/biblio/62-9780863156489-0
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2014 on Welcoming September at mamaroots
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We are preparing to welcome September this weekend in a relaxed, stay at home sort of way. Yesterday was chore day and happy to say that we have a clean house, laundry is done, yard work done, and most of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at mamaroots
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Sleeves squared- yes; finally onto making the final pieces of the sweater- the sleeves. After they are done it will be sewing the seams, neck band and buttons bands. I am pretty sure it will be done by the end... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at mamaroots
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Just to keep it in the spider sort of theme I thought I would share with you just one of the many crazy and fun things about raising and living in a house of boys. I am not exactly how... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at mamaroots
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First day of school for my fellas today! 4th and 7th grade- shocking I tell ya! School keeps them pretty busy; but we are hybrid so I am working on our home learning curriculum too. The first month will include... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at mamaroots
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As the summer winds down and school gets started again we usually do a celebration of what we did with the boys over the summer. One of our recent adventures took us to the State Fair. Since we were not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at mamaroots
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Shop update coming tomorrow night, a few classics along with some calendars. Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at mamaroots
Hi Meryl- congrats, I have some buttons to send your way if you want to email me your address I will send these your way- willow@mamaroots.com
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2014 on make it better at mamaroots
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I grew up at my mother's elbow canning throughout the summer. Though I had a wonderful role model in her and my grandma; as an urbanite I have not done much canning in my adult years. I am dabbling a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at mamaroots
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Simple gatherings of friends on decks during a summer evening after work can replinish the soul and inspire some simple craft time. Combine that inspiration with stumbling upon an awesome but HUGE mens shirt at the thrift store and I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at mamaroots
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Time to make up for missing posts this week. We had a wicked wind storm come through this week and do a number on my neighborhood. By pure luck we did not end up with a tree on our house,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at mamaroots
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We enjoyed a very relaxed day hanging out at home and then heading to my folks house so the boys could do their own fireworks and sparklers. It was just right. I enjoyed the summer day of freedom with my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at mamaroots
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Joining Ginny at Small Things for "yarn along" this week. Yes I am still working on that first sweater among my knitting projects. I am still confident that I will make it by sweater season! I have the back finished... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at mamaroots
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For the button give-away this week I can't resist sharing the red and blue buttons- would look very fitting on a sweet little something white! Just leave a comment between now and Friday at midnight to be entered. Bonus entry... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at mamaroots
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Warning . . . another mamaroots obession is brewing. Earlier this year I started wearing a button from a random collection of buttons that my mama gave me from my grandmother a few years ago. These are not a collectors... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at mamaroots
Hi Katie- I wanted to send you the give-away of the chicken tattoo and the card if you want to e-mail me your address- thanks! willow at mama roots.com
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2014 on chicken learnin at mamaroots
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Wanted to wish everyone a lovely upcoming first day of summer- the longest day! I am basking in the warmth of my two "sons" as we celebrate the sun this weekend. Always one of our favorite reads on the seasonal... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at mamaroots
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I volunteered at my first Poultry Day event for work and had a good time watch these kids and teens work through the workshops and judging areas. I was really impressed with the knowledge these kids had. I got to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2014 at mamaroots
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I got the chance to check out a new local shop that opened up recently that is something I would expect to see in the big cities. It is an olive oil, vinegar shop. My mama and I met for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at mamaroots
sorry to hear you have had a couple issues with your Forester. I got a Forester too, my green Suby was great. Fingers crossed Subrina treats us well too!
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2014 on blue like water . . . at mamaroots
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thanks- this sounds delicious!
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2014 on going around the mulberry bush at mamaroots
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