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Hi Claudia! Yes, I have one... we bought a 'certified reconditioned' one, so it wasn't as expensive as the new ones. It's much stronger and faster than our old regular blender -- it handles ice, raw beets, frozen fruit, and so on really well. If you don't have any problems with your blender, it's probably not necessary to get a Vitamix just for the sake of getting one. But our old blender couldn't even handle ice well, so it's been a huge difference. I hope that's useful!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on four faves at elephantine
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This nook, this macaroon recipe, these gift tags, and this floral centerpiece. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at elephantine
stefan ended up replacing our fake one with a real one while I was having dinner with you! a fun surprise to come home to :)
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on two for today at elephantine
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'Tis the season! (I knew I had to add this cheerful guy to our tree as soon as I saw him.) Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at elephantine
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I'm constantly guilty of keeping books too long, too. oops! I think it's because I check things out so often that it's hard to keep due dates straight. I'll get my act together one of these days ;)
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2014 on weekend reading at elephantine
ah, I'm jealous! a telescope would be so fun to borrow.
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2014 on weekend reading at elephantine
that's awesome. (and makes a lot of sense for speciality kitchen tools!)
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2014 on weekend reading at elephantine
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I've never given passwords much thought other than the typical, "Ok, how do I make this hard to guess and not hard to forget?" "The Secret Life of Passwords" digs a bit deeper. It's a fascinating read. "Less was more,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at elephantine
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Calendars, calendars, so many to choose from. A few favorites: 1. the library press / 2. the stationery boutique / 3. chelsea dyer / 4. homeseed / 5. whimsy & spice / 6. honizukle press / 7. art4life ... and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at elephantine
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This dreamlike photograph, this wood ceiling light, this cozy beanie, and this constellation print. Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at elephantine
I'm so glad to hear that! Thanks for letting me know, Violeta :)
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2014 on this week's flowers... at elephantine
wonderful indeed! I keep meaning to read it again. it's magical.
Toggle Commented Nov 21, 2014 on a few good things at elephantine
thanks, dawn! I don't see a ton of movies in the theater, either -- though I do watch more at home. seeing one on the big screen is definitely a special occasion.
Toggle Commented Nov 21, 2014 on a few good things at elephantine
heh, it might prove to be too hard to choose! and I'm totally with you on sci-fi flicks. so many good ones.
Toggle Commented Nov 21, 2014 on a few good things at elephantine
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The World's Longest Tattoo Chain: temporary tattoos of the text of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. I immediately put my name on the waitlist. Ez and Kaia's adorable new shop. I'm not surprised their handmade softies sold... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at elephantine
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I love so many things from Schoolhouse Electric. It's one of many Portland shops on my list to visit. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at elephantine
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A little bit of this, a little bit of that. Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at elephantine
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One of those perfectly autumnal days. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at elephantine
thanks so much, dawn!
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2014 on on learning how to sew again at elephantine
thank you, Mia :) I'd love to see what you end up making out of yours!
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2014 on on learning how to sew again at elephantine
thank you, Inge! I really want to try out a Colette Pattern -- and other Grainline patterns, of course.
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2014 on on learning how to sew again at elephantine
thanks so much, Anna.
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2014 on on learning how to sew again at elephantine
aw, thank you, Gloria!
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2014 on on learning how to sew again at elephantine
thank you, haley! truly, for the longest time I thought I didn't have any, either -- I do think that watching a bunch of youtube sewing tutorials helped me a lot, since observing someone sewing is so much more helpful than just reading about it. so I'd recommend doing that if you want to try to learn!
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2014 on on learning how to sew again at elephantine
thank you, lisette! x
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2014 on on learning how to sew again at elephantine