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the teacup incident
Boulder, CO
Hello, you've landed on my journal of small pleasures. Here you'll find me exploring paper crafts, vintage finds, local interests and more.
Interests: paper crafts, photography, writing, gardening, cooking, thrifting, mysteries, travel
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Softies are such fun to make and even better to share. The smile of delight from a child or happy adult when they clutch something I made is the best feeling in the world. Showing off my handiwork on the web is almost as fun, with friendly feedback arriving from... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at the teacup incident
Thanks for the cheery words Susan, Robyn, Nini and Anne. I'm happy you all like her!
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Catarina and Kitty at the teacup incident
Thank you for your sweet words, Robyn and Anne!
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Life: a work in progress at the teacup incident
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Meet Catarina and Kitty! Catarina and Kitty live in a tiny cottage beneath a bramble hedge. The hedge protects a large vegetable garden that Catarina (Cat for short) tends with Kitty playing by her side. Cat adores vegetables and her favorite is carrots. She is a whiz at making carrot... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at the teacup incident
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New character doll arriving here tomorrow! Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at the teacup incident
Aww - who doesn't love a slightly deranged kitty? So cute - thank you for sharing the manufacturer.
Hi Kim - thank you for your kind words. Purple hair is just the start of her charms for this cozy little lady :)
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2014 on Life: a work in progress at the teacup incident
Soup and chili - two great antidotes for cold weather! Thanks for visiting Anne!
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2014 on Soup's On! at the teacup incident
Thank you for your kind words, Hanna!
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2014 on Today's Snapshot at the teacup incident
Thank you Dana and Anne!
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2014 on Cozy Comforts at the teacup incident
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New toy in progress; freezing cold day Some days it feels like everything I do is a work-in-progress with one step forward, two steps back. You've had those kind of days, right? The key is to keep at it - eventually we will move forward even though it may seem... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at the teacup incident
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1. Mexican Tomato-Potato Soup 2. Chicken and White Bean Soup 3. White Cheddar and Mashed Potato 4. Sausage and Rice Soup 5. Sweet Potato Leek and Ham Soup 6. Carrot Curry Soup Temperatures in Boulder have been below freezing all week, shattering records set in 1916. Dramatic weather changes and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at the teacup incident
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Today is our 25th wedding anniversary and I thank my lucky stars that we found each other. The night of our engagement I dreamt of a huge old oak tree and took it as a sign that our marriage would last. Here we are 25 years later, still standing together... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at the teacup incident
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A cozy place to read cookbooks in our family room Today the temperature is falling and there is a good chance for snow overnight. Daytime highs for the rest of the week will barely reach 30 degrees F. After a warm and lovely fall, winter is arriving in Boulder. In... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at the teacup incident
Thank you Claire!
Toggle Commented Nov 10, 2014 on Change is Good and Necessary at the teacup incident
Anne, Dana and Kim - thank you for your kind words. This change will be challenging but its the best solution for my family at this time. I appreciate your support!
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With the holiday season fast approaching I've been testing party nut recipes. These two recipes, one sweet and one savory, are my favorites so far. Serve them at your next gathering for a crowd-pleasing treat. They also make a delicious snack at work or while traveling. Rosemary Roasted Almonds (serves... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at the teacup incident
Thank you for visiting Kim, Nini and Anne!
Thank you Nini!
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Its Saturday morning and I've dumped my entire closet onto the bed to sort out what to keep and what to give away. The give away pile will join the 6 boxes of books and knickknacks already in the car for a ride to the thrift store. Just like the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at the teacup incident
This is just adorable! Love that fabric :)
Susan, Robyn and Laura - thank you for such sweet comments! You made my Saturday shine :)
Sylvia, Jane and Claire - thank you for your sweet comments. Edna and Fred are happy that they amused you :)
Toggle Commented Oct 31, 2014 on Edna Wintergarden, Superhero at the teacup incident
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Softie superhero Edna Wintergarden zooms about the landscape on silver wings, studying butterflies and contemplating the deeper meaning of metamorphosis. Toy design by Sharon Rohloff. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at the teacup incident
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Thank you for visiting Dana! I'm a fan of everything pumpkin too - and now you have me craving pumpkin donuts!
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2014 on Pumpkin Pie Parfait at the teacup incident