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Alicia P.
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We have this saying in our house. You use it when you have just done something that you "obviously" shouldn't have done, or failed to do something that you "obviously" should have done, etc. To use it, just say, when... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Posie Gets Cozy
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One more weekend away, squeezing the last golden drops out of summer at our favorite place on the river. It felt slow but it went fast. Crickets sang, ducks floated by. The beds were cozy and the coffee was hot.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Well, well. School has started and it has been wonderful. School days! All two of them so far! :) First day: All the parents and kids wait in the foyer for the classroom door to open. There is one moment... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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It's no exaggeration to say I was in crisis the entire time I was making Jamie Oliver's Sticky Squid Balls from his show Jamie's 15-Minute Meals, which was on for about five seconds back in the fall of 2012. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Andy had the whole weekend off and we had nothing to do (this almost never happens). I had a pile of fabric and patterns and needed some alone time (I almost never get this). Into the sewing room I tear,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Oh, it's the county fair! I'm so glad we went on Tuesday instead of tomorrow, like we almost planned to, because they say it's going to be 102 today and tomorrow. I'm so beyond over the hot weather I could... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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The trip back home is always a little different than the trip out. Tired, bored, ready for familiar food, ready for familiar scenery, and very ready for familiar beds (and showers), I try not to wish for the train to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Door County, Wisconsin, is a peninsula in eastern Wisconsin that sits between Green Bay and Lake Michigan. It is a very popular vacation destination for Chicagoans, and, as children and young adults, Andy and I both came here with our... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Almost two weeks ago (we're home now), Andy, Amelia, and I left for our vacation to visit Andy's family for his parents' fiftieth wedding anniversary. We took the train from Portland, Oregon, to Chicago, Illinois, then drove up all together... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Well, I've been trying to write this thing for five days! Summer is nuts. It kind of leaves me speechless. Yesterday my car thermometer was consistently showing it was over 100 degrees. My bad foot hates hot weather and so... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Well, hello there. How are you? We're fine here. Keeping the faith, as you do. I've been knitting like a woman who has time to knit. I don't, but I've made time, and taken time. Andy Paulson, you're the greatest.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Fantastic! So excited for you. This is beautiful!
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2016 on Fiber Dreams (Come True) at SouleMama
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Omg, I am cracking up, I just experienced this exact same thing last weekend -- I had a whole day to myself and I was going to sew but I got so confused by all of my ideas that I couldn't remember what I was so keen to do (when I had absolutely no time). I went shopping and then started to take pictures of the projects I was wanting to do and just put them in a folder on my phone, and then I was standing around. . . . I think I'm preparing for September, somehow. . . .
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2016 on quiet at SouleMama
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Our lives seem to have this small circumference right now. I'm not sure exactly what I mean by that but I've felt a sort of pulling in. When deciding what to do I'll choose the easiest, most do-able option, treading... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Oh boy. It's good. It's so good. Here, there, and everywhere. I have almost no time to work or be on my computer these days. No childcare at all, and every day at the pool for swimming lessons, then most... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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The apples on our Cox's Orange Pippin apple tree are already turning red. I'm not sure if that's normal, for mid-June, but it seems early. The weather this week has been blissfully cloudy, cool, rainy, and it even hailed yesterday,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Thank you ever so much for all of the kind comments about 'Night, Neighborhood and for all of the orders for the kit and pattern. Thank you, thank you. I am so thrilled that people are excited about this and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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I'm going to Wisconsin this summer, back up north to, among other places, the little island at the top of the Door County peninsula where I used to go, year after year, on vacation with my family when I was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Andy had a birthday over the holiday weekend and it was one of the nicest ever, I think. We went up to Multnomah Falls for lunch, which has become sort of a birthday tradition in our family. It was crawling... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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And it's just kind of awesome that the swing didn't break. :)
Toggle Commented May 25, 2016 on all in a day at SouleMama
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Grandma Paulson was visiting all last week, and Mimi had an absolutely wonderful time playing with her grandma pretty much non-stop. She also had her last day of her lovely, wonderful playschool, wrapping up two years of this perfect experience... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Oh, busy bees! Parties and family and friends and here, there, everywhere. We had such a nice Birthmother's Day party at our house on Saturday, went to my sister's for a nephew birthday/Mother's Day party on Sunday, and then out... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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This season is my favorite. Everything is still so green and fragrant and glorious. The days alternate cold and rainy with bright, white sunshine that makes us squint and run. We've planted a bit in the parkway raised beds, which... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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I couldn't be more proud of my girl these days. Every week brings new challenges and new accomplishments, and it's all just so thrilling to me. I'm starting to feel nostalgic about entering the last month of her little playschool.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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Oh my, the mornings! Honeygold and fragrant with apple blossoms and lilac. We moved some chairs to the front yard and that one hour, from about seven a.m. until eight, is now my favorite of the day. Andy had the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at Posie Gets Cozy
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