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Oh, okay, this is perfect. You are an artist, who doesn't need privacy?, and you totally know who you are, girl! Head on into that tent and take a pic of Shakey Graves, K? ;) xox Seriously, have so much fun. This looks amazing.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Postcard from Newport, Rhode Island at SouleMama
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Thank you EVER ever ever so much for all the Cooking Things and meal-planning advice! Awesome. I haven't even had a chance to check everything out, but seriously, I am inspired and excited. Yesterday I thoroughly cleaned out the two... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Posie Gets Cozy
Oh holy s, what I wouldn't give to see Shakey Graves . He's on constant rotation here this summer.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on this & that at SouleMama
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Hot days, hot nights. It looks like we've been home a lot but really we've been outside, in or around water, almost daily. At home, the garden is quickly sizzling, turning from the bright greens of early summer to the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Posie Gets Cozy
It's only an hour or so away, but it feels like a million miles. What you don't get from pictures is the smell of the ocean and the sound — the incredible volume! — of the waves. It's loud. It... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Posie Gets Cozy
Meems and me to Smith Berry Barn, Hillsboro, Oregon; July 8, 2015. Yes, that's string cheese in the candle holder, "just like Mommy's." Her dress, made here, exactly five years ago. Never, never, never give up. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at Posie Gets Cozy
Big full moon :: Pinky-pie skies :: Finished Ramona cardigan (needs blocking and buttons) and immediately started another :: Hot hot hot and yet, knitting :: Apples on my tree, and I am so charmed :: Pool day, fountain day,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at Posie Gets Cozy
We alternate between pool and air conditioning. The air feels, as they say, like a blanket. I know exactly which kind of fluffy wool blanket, too. Soft and thick and pale gray and vaguely fuzzy. Water, water everywhere. My yard... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at Posie Gets Cozy
First time at the amusement park! Cautious but confident. Went around the merry-go-round three times. Went down the big slide three times. Won two donuts and a star. Shining eyes, up for everything, so happy with what she finds of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at Posie Gets Cozy
Oh, what a beautiful post, Amanda. And I dare say that Annabel's eyes might be every bit as bright at Adelaide's in that picture. I think she's already planning which bunk she's gonna choose (in a year, or two . . .). :)
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2015 on off she goes at SouleMama
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Thank you very much for all of the comments on my last post, and for the music recommendations! I haven't had time to check them out but I plan to — thank you. Thank you also to those of you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at Posie Gets Cozy
Days alone with a toddler are really hard to describe. I don't know why. They're some of the absolute most exhausting and absolute most sweet days I've ever had in my life. In between those two extremes are a lot... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at Posie Gets Cozy
Oh, I'm so happy for you, sweetheart -- what a beautiful trip, and your generosity in documenting all of it -- all of these photos, and the photos on your previous posts -- magical. I feel like I was there (well, I WAS there, for a bit!:) and it just makes me smile hugely today. Thank you again, for just being exactly who you are. Love, a
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2015 on last stop, yarn! at SouleMama
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Just a quick note to let you know that dapper little Mr. Basil Fox's softie kit is back in the shop with several shirt options (even a new, 1/4" magenta gingham, which is adorable). I also added some fabric/yarn options... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Posie Gets Cozy
I have been so busy and so happy. For one thing, I cleaned part of my house (the kitchen, and some of the living room). That kept me busy and made me so happy. I tried to make a list... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at Posie Gets Cozy
The sun shines, and flowers abound. We're mostly outside; occasionally we come in. I open all the windows and doors (did you know we don't have mosquitoes here?). Amelia goes to bed around seven or eight. I sew or knit.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at Posie Gets Cozy
Andy had a birthday last week and I'm still glowing with happiness for what turned out to be an awesome weekend. I "surprised" him with a couple of nights at the river cabin and a trip up the mountain for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at Posie Gets Cozy
I feel like we're sort of living parallel lives. Maybe it's just the archetype of life with an almost-three-year-old, but seriously. I hear you. When I finally get her into bed and shut that door (which "clicks" -- and until it clicks, the day is "not over"), I blow out this huge breath and feel like a &*$#@)-@*#$%@+! champion. And then I'm like, "Okay. I have an hour before I pass out. What do I think about here?" And it's like that scene in Green Card, where George Depardieu (sp?) starts banging on the piano (and giggling) like a lunatic. Those are all the thoughts, spewing, and the giggle is the lunatic idea that I might organize them. And then I pass out watching Mystery Woman or Gourmet Detective on the Hallmark Channel. And then we wake up and do it again tomorrow. With all the hugs and kisses and "I love you"s, and toddler cheeks, and board books, and . . . just . . . beauty.
Toggle Commented May 28, 2015 on More ways than one. at book scout
Oh shoot, I am just now seeing this honey. Back pain AND mites AND a birthday? That's just wrong. You definitely get a re-do. And I'm also reading the dreariest (and most impulsively chosen) books ever, and need to seriously rethink. Need all help can get, yes? xoxo Still excited about our plan.
Toggle Commented May 27, 2015 on I need a vacation from my vacation at angry chicken
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Summer has come kerplunking in this week — today it's supposed to be 80-something degrees, and, suddenly, it's here. Bees are buzzing, flowers are blooming, grass is growing, sidewalks are being chalked, iced lattes are being ordered. It's still light... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at Posie Gets Cozy
Yesterday Amelia and I went to the library. I couldn't help think about my own childhood library. My childhood was chaotic; my library was ideal. It was the River Forest Public Library. Beautiful little library. The children's department was downstairs,... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at Posie Gets Cozy
We were going to go hiking but then instead of going straight we turned left, and found ourselves at the river. It's time to put the summer stuff in the car — an extra bathing suit, sunscreen, camp chair, shovels... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at Posie Gets Cozy
Well, the doctor says the ear infection is much improved, but my ear is still clogged-feeling and I can barely hear out of it. It's not painful anymore but it is very annoying. It's a middle-ear, Eustachian tube thing, on... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Posie Gets Cozy
People, Mama went DOWN. Like a felled redwood. I hit the forest floor. Then curled up like a roly-poly bug and moaned. Everything was going well until Saturday night. I thought I was feeling pretty good! We had a great... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Posie Gets Cozy
That is brave, dearest. My dad wore 4711 sometimes. I haven't smelled it in years and years. Maybe I will soon. xoxo
Toggle Commented May 6, 2015 on really good bread at angry chicken
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