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Amber Lee
Oregon
My life after college, starting my own business, getting married, having my girls at home, being a mother, being crafty, being me.
Interests: knitting, spinning, thrifting, scrapbooking, painting, sewing, traveling, quilting, printmaking, photography
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Good luck keeping stuff off the ledge. I had a massively heavy vintage typewriter fall from my loft ledge in college, and was so lucky it didn't hit anyone! I've been using the newer style fiskars trimmer where a wire guides the cut, but I really don't think it will hold up. My friend is on her third already. If you can wait it out jo-Anne's has been doing 70% off fiskars the last couple years on Black Friday. I get tons of refill blades then (the titanium seem to give the cleanest cuts) and the don't worry about replacing them so often.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Perfect height... at Just Make Stuff
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I love the comments section on this post. I read the wolves of willoughby chase. Actually my teacher read it to us in forth grade, but I became obsessed with the writer (Joan Aiken) and searched out the series. This was back when you went to old used book shops hoping they had something, I could never even get a handle back then on everything she wrote, and then I'd find another book of hers I didn't know about and be thrilled. I also read a series printed in the 20's, the "Maida's Little.... (House, shop, etc.)" series. I just happened upon one at a garage sale and fell in love.
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I planted bush beans for the first time this year and just picked my first last night. I'm sold! I'm always amazed how much later you can plant thing in your climate and then totally pass us up in a matter of months! All that sunshine! http://www.lifeincolorphoto.com/2014/07/the-garden-mid-july-2014.html
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on in the garden :: July 17 at SouleMama
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I basically have six in my kitchen and have never regretted it.
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2014 on Please help me decide... at Just Make Stuff
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The only thing that has worked for me and cats is plastic forks. Put them tines up anywhere that is not covered with plants. They can't dig there. Hope it works for you! I lost a whole bed of carrots to cats this year when I didn't put enough forks in :(
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2014 on in the garden :: June 26 at SouleMama
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I just watched that and am sitting down taking a break from mulching with my first load of free wood chips! Was his garden as lush in person???
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2014 on in the garden :: June 26 at SouleMama
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Yes, I thought this garden was right next to your house but it must not be because you say you have to hand water?
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2014 on in the garden :: June 26 at SouleMama
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I love these posts not only for your content, but the comments of everyone else! I love clicking around and seeing all the gardens, always hoping to see some in my zone 8, pacific NW! I thought I'd join in too: http://www.lifeincolorphoto.com/2014/06/the-garden-end-of-june-2014.html Such inspiration! Happy gardening everyone!
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2014 on in the garden :: June 26 at SouleMama
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Holy snap! This is exhibit A of what sun can do! I was feeling bad for you not being able to get out in the garden as early as we did, but you e more than caught up! It's crazy how fast you passed by the PNW! Crazy! Since we had rain all week I decided to become obsessed with making compost. I am now collecting everything from tree trimmings to coffee to rabbit poo from friends! At least it gives me something to do in the garden. And it's sunny right now so hopefully it will stay that way all week!
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2014 on in the garden :: June 19 at SouleMama
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I totally get this. I had a survey about my blog and someone wrote that I was too "Pollyana". I thought it so funny. I mean, of course I am (mostly), my blogs a place for happy memories! And why would I want the internet to read about (and see) all the disasters?
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2014 on Reality... at justem: little bits of this and that
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This gave me the jump I needed to blog about my garden. I hope to do this all summer too... it's such a good way to keep a record of it all! This month shows how little self control I have... oops 12 kinds of tomatoes! I'll squeeze them in some where! http://www.lifeincolorphoto.com/2014/05/the-garden-late-may.html
Toggle Commented May 31, 2014 on in the garden :: May 29 at SouleMama
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I too am trying plastic in the garden for the first time. I bought a special green color that is supposed to help ripen melons and keep weeds and bugs down. We'll see. I need all the help I can get as growing melons in the Pacific Northwest is dicey at best. I would link to a post, but I've been in the garden every possible second of free time!
Toggle Commented May 29, 2014 on in the garden :: May 29 at SouleMama
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Me! Ah so jealous!
Toggle Commented May 22, 2014 on The first one... at Just Make Stuff
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P.S. Dig this flower up first and save it
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Get the bulldozer guy, just do it. We did and it's been amazing. It was sort of tragic for a while with no plants and bare dirt, but now we just love it so much.
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Mac is so awesome!
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2014 on He made it... at Just Make Stuff
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You're amazing and Bandon is so lucky to have you!
How exciting! Sounds like a good place to get your chill on. Will you investigate for me if non guests can use the photobooth? I'm coming to la Quinta mid April and have my heart set on a good photo strip or two.
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2014 on One week from now... at Just Make Stuff
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Awesome. I just scrapbooked yesterday with some friends for the first time in a long while. I pulled an old picture out (four years old) and decided to scrapbook it with thoughts from today instead of as if it just happened. That was eye opening to me. I love the different perspective looking back on older photos. Have fun!
Toggle Commented Mar 23, 2014 on hello :) at there was this one time...
I just love your blog so much. Looking forward to the new kits, my girls are into their "babies" and it's the most darling thing. Of course my daughter loves her baby she calls "my newborn" that is a horribly ugly precious moments doll from my childhood. I've actually had people shutter when they look at what she's cuddling. So I make lots of tiny clothes, by request. Perhaps she could be convinced to add a cuter member to the family in the form of one of your dear animals. I love that you're in Portland. I'm in Salem, and quite often I look at your blog on dreary days or very tired days (I have a non sleeping 19 month old) and remeber things actually are quite nice. I also dress much better in my head. I had a moment of panic when it got sunny, spring is the hardest for me to dress in. The rain, the layers, the cold, the sun. It confuses me. Plus it's so much more fun to dress the little ladies...
Toggle Commented Mar 19, 2014 on Spring Scramble at Posie Gets Cozy
Beyond jealous! Beyond!!! I got six in a little bag for $12? And was petrified to use them and mess them up!
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I love these tops. I've been wanting to do dresses like this but I don't think I can pull it off breastfeeding. If you do, tell me how!!! It's one thing I've missed in the last 5.5 years of breastfeeding. My "style" has take a direct hit. Totally unrelated: our library has a table where you put magazines you're done with and you can grab ones others leave (all free). I left a taproot there, basically turned around and it was gone. Hope I made somebody's day! :)
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2014 on springtime jinx at SouleMama
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Love this one. Understated and classy.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2014 on Well Wishes... at Just Make Stuff
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I had to look because I thought we started our blogs at the same time (a time when people didn't know what blogs were if I remeber correctly!). And yup, I'm nine on March 7th. Love that I got to get to know you because of this blogging thing!
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2014 on Nine... at Just Make Stuff
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