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It's always the best. I think it's my favorite day of the whole summer, the one we spend at the Clackamas County Fair. We saw sheep and cows and bunnies and cavies and pigs and alpacas. We ate kettle corn... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Posie Gets Cozy
Wah! Here, there, and everywhere. Often in the kitchen. I'm surprised, with all the shopping, cooking, and cleaning, and the broken dishwasher, there's been time to go anywhere, seriously. And yet, I have a moment every single day where I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Posie Gets Cozy
Hi! Here are some party hats! Do you want to make them? We have a kit! It's the PRETTIEST PARTY HATS SEWING KIT and it is now available! This kit will help you to make the FOUR party hats shown... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Posie Gets Cozy
My reprinted pattern page is on the UPS truck right now out for delivery, so I just want to make sure it printed okay before I put the party hat kits up for sale. Stay tuned and I'll be back... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at Posie Gets Cozy
We've had a week of perfect weather. It's incredible, just incredible, how much easier, happier, and sweeter it makes everything. Today it's perfectly sunny, with a slight breeze blowing. Birds are singing. The sprinkler's waving. I feel as if I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2015 at Posie Gets Cozy
August. Dry and irritated and fragile with longing. I was in the back yard this morning, shuffling like a shaggy bear through dead leaves, pawing my way through gossamer cobwebs connecting every object in a fine lace of shimmering silk... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at Posie Gets Cozy
So, naturally, all we ever do is eat now, with occasional trips to some kind of water and some kind of summer reading. NOT BAD. It's very good. There has been: Homemade pizza dough and sauce from one of my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at Posie Gets Cozy
Aw, she looks wonderful! And Lydia, you did most of that yourself? My goodness, darling! What an accomplished seamstress you are! This makes my day. Thank you for the shout out! Amy, I just came from Central Library, having not been, believe it or not, in about fifteen years. They have sooooo many vintage children's fiction books I was seriously gobsmacked (and by vintage I mean 70s and 80s and then even older, but you know: our childhood and YA titles. I came home with a huge bag full. I'll never have time to read them but . . . I just had no idea they would have so many of these oldies still at the library. Also made my day. It was a good day! (Even though it's a hundred bloody degrees again.)
Toggle Commented Jul 30, 2015 on maggie rabbit and summer reading at angry chicken
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Well, I persist. I cleaned out the kitchen cabinet and added forty recipes to my Paprika app and I've been shopping and cooking almost every day. Since my original freak out, we've only eaten out once as a family (when... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at Posie Gets Cozy
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 Jul 24, 2015 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 Jul 23, 2015 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 Jul 23, 2015 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