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Alicia P.
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Oh, it's a bit of a blur around here these days. In the past couple of weeks we went on our vacation, Andy's mom came for a wonderful visit (that's her with my mom and Meems), we saw The Avett... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Posie Gets Cozy
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Awesome. So proud of you, Amanda. Can't wait to get my issue! xo
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2014 on MEND at SouleMama
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Riverside: To wake up to birdsong and mist rising in clouds of steam. To go to bed to crickets sawing and bats swooping and the big moon rising above the trees. To make s'mores near the firepit after dinner and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Posie Gets Cozy
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The start of the month of new starts! Okay, then! Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Hasten, autumn. Bring your mellow yellows and your lowlights, your red leaves and blushing apples fallen into piles on the side of the road. They're already falling, and the fields are tinted russet, and dry. It's okay. The yards, my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Posie Gets Cozy
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At first I was thinking that these little dresses and the sweater I finished looked very springlike, palette-wise. But then we had a rare cloudy day, following by some l o v e l y sunny but cool days (oh... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Oh, the fair, the fair. How we love it! Don't get me wrong — it has its share of knock-off sunglasses, hot tubs, monster trucks, greasy food, scary-looking ride operators (is there any other kind?), and it's usually hot-hot-hot. But... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Posie Gets Cozy
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One of my favorite days of the whole year: Clackamas County Fair photos coming soon :) Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Posie Gets Cozy
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And everything in between. Cannon Beach, Oregon August 10, 2014. (The picture of Andy towering over the little people is just a weird optical illusion — the people are varying distances behind and around him, and I caught him mid-jump... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at Posie Gets Cozy
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At the end of a beautiful road lies the ocean. We wind through the fields and the forest while she sleeps. Ryan Adams, cinnamon buns, sunlight flashing through the trees. The road twists through the hills, dipping and bobbing. In... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Suddenly, a scramble: how to fit everything else you want summer to be into four weeks. It's both long and short — I pine for chilly evenings, and feel panicked that the nights are already shorter, the darkness filling the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Even I, the woman with the highest tolerance in the world for listening to herself complain, got sick of hearing myself complain. I (finally) decided that if I couldn't beat 'em, I'd join 'em. At the river. It was a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Posie Gets Cozy
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In the dappled shade Amelia and I walk up and down the streets near our house. We're trying to stay in the shade; it's so hot, but we just have to get outside. She's in her stroller with her bare... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Posie Gets Cozy
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It is unexpectedly (at least to me) pouring rain as I write this morning, and so dark in the house I can hardly see. Oh, sweet mercies!!! I'm sitting in the studio, looking out into the garden, which, in spite... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Mid-July. Our seventeenth wedding anniversary is this weekend. Oh, sweet love! How can it be that it's been so long ago already? It feels like yesterday, and a million years ago at once. I am still, and frequently, gobsmacked that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Posie Gets Cozy
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It's been kind of a challenging week, and I don't even know why. I feel like I have a million things to say but no time to say them, here or in real life. I'm whirling and scattered, and trying... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Already the plum leaves are starting to fall. The weather this past week has been hot and dry, and next week promises (threatens) more of the same. At the farmer's market the bounty is overwhelming. There is so much, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Posie Gets Cozy
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I had a day out last week with my dear friend Aimee. We had lunch and then we shopped and then we sat by the fountain downtown and had milkshakes. I came home with a dolly umbrella stroller for Mimi,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at Posie Gets Cozy
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For the very first time. What an awesome day, in every single solitary way. Cannon Beach, Oregon June 24, 2014 Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Cooking, cooking. Once I started I just . . . kept going. For Midsummer Day we made the same breakfast we'd made for Father's Day (because that was good), and then I made a strawberry shortcake for dessert after dinner.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Posie Gets Cozy
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She would prefer to stay outside at all times. Around four o'clock, the time between (hopefully) nap time and before dinner time, she's lately letting out a plaintive scream: "'SIDE?!?!?!?!?!" and pointing toward either the front door or back door... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Posie Gets Cozy
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You know, I was totally wondering about that! The back looked exactly the same at the “front” – that is, there were princess seams on it, too, but also a giant green zipper, which seemed like it should go in back. . . . But the “back” was also cut lower and seemed like the front! It was handmade so there wasn’t a tag on it, but now that you mention it I thought the same thing!!! :)
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2014 on Daisy Days at Posie Gets Cozy
I love how you can see her dress swinging with the effort, Amanda. Great catch. xo
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2014 on a basketful at SouleMama
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The weather here has been very cold and very rainy and very gray and very dim this past week. Every night I've been piling several quilts on top of me and my sofa-seat and knitting, knitting, knitting, or taking warm... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Posie Gets Cozy
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My sister Susie (the pastry chef) gave me some of her ice-cream recipes (including brown butter ice cream, butterscotch ice cream, and Bangkok peanut ice cream [which has cream cheese, peanut butter, coconut milk, honey, fresh ginger, and cayenne pepper... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at Posie Gets Cozy
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