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Since selling Full Circle Baby, I moved my blog over to blogspot - so if you are looking for me come on over! http://www.fullcirclemother.blogspot.com. I really didn't see a reason to keep paying for a "cute" blog, even though I loved the layout. So when I have a chance, you can find me blogging over here now about my family of six children (now with a boy!), homeschooling adventures, domestic godnesses (that's cooking, cleaning and gardening!) and general ramblings. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at Full Circle Mother
Oh the Orange Julius...yum! I used to get them at the local grocery store where I could ride my bike too. I bet my girls would love to try one.
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2009 on more cooking fun (and a giveaway) at Sew Liberated
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Great job! Your girls are beautiful. Love the Queen of Hearts - what a keeper of an outfit! My girls (all five of them) went as Wizard of Oz characters, but only one (the lion) was handmade.
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Here's the whole "Wizard of Oz" gang dressed up for Halloween! Clockwise from the tallest we have, Glenda the Good Witch, Dorothy, The Wicked Witch of the West (she wouldn't let me put green make up on her but she made one cute wicked witch!), the Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow. Miss Abbey didn't have a candy bag so I made one for her and she received so many compliments about it. I didn't get a good picture of it, but if you look closely you can see it above. I used a sweet owl fabric and the same ribbon... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2009 at Full Circle Mother
I'll definitely be giving this a try. For some reason, my first attempt at bias didn't turn out very well..I'm sure it was user error. Thanks for the great tutorial!
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The Fall banner is finally up! It's been a busy day in photoshop for me, but not before we spent lots of time in the fabulous fresh fall air with friends. There is something so relaxing about sitting around with good friends talking while our children run around like crazy kids playing around us. Plus, it usually means a nap for at least one of them come afternoon (and mama too). Check out these Fabulous new wet bags from Bummis! Also new in the shop are the newest additions to the Bummis diaper covers. You really have to see the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2009 at Full Circle Mother
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Boy - it's been a long time since I've been in this space and believe me, it's not from a lack of wanting to be. You know how life takes those twists and turns, throws you up in the air and back down like a roller coaster ride? That's how it's been around here the past month. Luckily, all is well here with my own little family, everyone is healthy, happy and thriving. A nice young man asked me this week in the hospital elevator if I was going to see a new baby....sigh, oh how I wished I could... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2009 at Full Circle Mother
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This is an important announcement so please listen carefully. Today, outside in my front yard, at the end of the driveway, something absolutely wonderful occured. I felt a cool breeze! Aren't you excited?! I can't remember the last time there was a cool breeze here in TX, so this is big...no huge! We've finally broken the 100 degree records, it has rained this weekend (we are in the worst drought ever recorded) and there is a cool breeze. Sounds to me like Fall is coming. The rainy weekend was perfect for sewing and I did sew - but I can't... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2009 at Full Circle Mother
Sounds like you had a really fun trip! That rv is too cute - thanks for taking us along a little bit. I'd love to visit up that way sometime and the cooler weather...well let's just say that if I never see 100 degrees again this summer, I would be very happy.
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I really love this. How adorable to have the laundry line - aren't we all ALWAYS doing laundry?!
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Remember Blossom from the 1990's sitcom - the fun loving teenager who had a best friend named Six? The actress that played Blossom, Mayim Bialik, was featured recently on a show talking about her parenting approach and discussing how she is raising her children. When Jeff came home from work yesterday, he wanted to show it to me since he knew I would find it interesting. Here's the link in case you'd like to watch it yourself: http://omg.yahoo.com/blogs/goddess/spotlight-to-nightlight-mayim-bialik-from-teen-icon-to-unconventional-mom/270?nc We do all these things she mentions too - breastfeed & co-sleep with our babies, wear them in a sling or wrap,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2009 at Full Circle Mother
The blankets are beautiful, Meg, but your little man in his Kissaluvs diaper steals the show. You just can't compete with his cuteness and handmadeness! Yay! Your book should be out by Christmas so I can add it to my wish list! Looking forward to sneek peaks from it.
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That made me smile! What a cutie! That bubble in his mouth - classic.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2009 on no boundary line at Sew Liberated
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Patrick wears the Moby so well and Finn looks just as comfy as can be snuggled up to his daddy. Glad you had a great trip!
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2009 on travels with the babe at Sew Liberated
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This post is really great Susan - I can tell how much thought and time you have put into it. I found my first gray hair in college at the ripe ol' age of 19 - ugh! I didn't start coloring my hair until much later though - well into my late 20's. Now I'm 38 and I really do love how coloring/high lighting my hair makes me feel and look younger. I admit, this last time at the salon, I felt like my scalp was burning from the color and it worried me - that can't be good! I'm a health nut, from everything I eat to what I put on my children's skin and I should be more concerned about the hair color. It is going to be HARD letting go though - I already feel like 40 is sucking me in.... Something interesting though that you might like - I just finished reading The Body Ecology book and I remember reading how we can reverse the graying hair naturally with the foods we eat. I'll have to go back and re-read that part of the book again now.
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2009 on The Color of Cancer at My Opus
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What a peaceful way to start the day. Congratulations on your new book! I may have to empty my Amazon wish list today! yay!
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2009 on HANDMADE HOME :: publication day at SouleMama
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Whoa - that is one serious iron! I just wanted to stop by to say thank you for the super easy (and cute!) tutorial for the shirt ruffles. We made a matching top this weekend to go with a skirt I made and it turned out adorable.
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After our anniversary Saturday, Jeff graciously took over Sunday by helping in the kitchen, cooking dinner and keeping the peace with the girls. I love it when that happens! He's a fantastic cook and brings me food - what girl wouldn't love that? With all his help, I was finally able to spend some time at my sewing desk making a few outfits which have been lined up for a while now. Allie really loved the mermaid fabric by Heather Ross and wanted a skirt made with it. So this is what came out of the sewing room Sunday: This... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2009 at Full Circle Mother
My bedroom is my haven, but a little corner on the couch in the evenings is just perfect for talking/relaxing with my teenager. We can cuddle under the quilt for hours watching a movie or just hanging out.
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That's how old I was when I met him, today it's how many years of marriage we are celebrating. We were just kids when we started dating in high school - he was a senior while I was a junior. Growing up together has given us more perspective on our life together I think. We are able to remember back to the carefree days of running about on the river in his boat then heading back to get ready to go out to dinner. Just the two of us, spending time talking all day and playing in the sun. He... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2009 at Full Circle Mother
I can't wait to get your new book! The blanket pattern looks like something I would make too! Happy Weekend!
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2009 on HANDMADE HOME :: beach blanket to-go at SouleMama
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Same thing happened to me with the Yard Sale Wrap Skirt but I finally got it figured out and sewn up. I tried to finish it up for a trip too - alas, it sat for almost a month after our return. But I finished it last weekend and love it! (just posted a pic of it on my blog) I'm sure your dress will be beautiful - just meant for another occassion!
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2009 on giving up and going out at Sew Liberated
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That's exactly how I feel when I wear this skirt. It's girly, twirly and fun! The pattern is the Yard Sale Wrap Skirt from Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross. I changed the pattern slightly by adding 8 panels total to the S/M skirt. So even though I know she's done an errata page to correct the pattern in the book, I found I needed even more panels (she lists at least 6) to make it a skirt I could wear without worrying about the Texas wind picking up my skirt - if you know what I mean. I thought the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2009 at Full Circle Mother
That fabric is so cute! Your little man is adorable in his dress up clothes. We have a friend with a 2 yr old boy who comes over and all we have are girl dress up clothes (because we have 5 girls!). It's so funny to see what he comes up with!
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I have good news and bad news - which would you like first? The bad?? Okay.. I understand, get the pain over with quick right? Here it goes...deep breath...this weekend marked the last visit of the "Peach Man" to the Farmer's Market. It's so sad!! I love Texas peach season and so does my family. My husband lives for the peach cobbler I make each summer. So we couldn't let this pass us up without one last hurrah for the peaches. Here's the good news! We bought so many peaches this past weekend that there are plenty for more peach... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2009 at Full Circle Mother