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kirstencan
Interests: reading!!!, making cool birthday cakes, homeschooling... so much to do, quilting, crafting, so little time!
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Hmm, I don't know if it's the new year or what, but I'm definitely getting the urge to get my craft back on. Maybe I really want to be hand-quilting, but since I don't have any quilts ready for that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at kirstencan
Im starting to think that walk in the woods needs some breaking up...hmmmm. you should TOTALLY make that quilt, do you have a pattern in mind?
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2015 on Quilt progress at kirstencan
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So I have some quilts in progress. Kinda embarassing, actually, because they've been in progress for YEARS. And I haven't had much time to sew for so long I totally forgot a couple of them. But I've been cleaning out... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at kirstencan
i just heard of telestrations, sounds like fun! if you are game people, you will love king of tokyo. we probably played it 10 times over break!
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2015 on New Year's Eve Random at kirstencan
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So my mother-in-law spoiled me again this Christmas. I got a quilt! We all know that quilts are hard to photograph well, right? But here's an attempt to show you most of it. I love it! And I really wish... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at kirstencan
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Well, the rocky road is done, cheeseball is sitting in the fridge, the Girl doesn't need to get dressed up for her NYE dance yet, and the pizza is eaten, so I'll just take a sec and say Hi! Happy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at kirstencan
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Last week in Sunday school, I was talking with the 13yos that I teach about favorite Christmas traditions. It was fun to hear how Christmas morning works in their homes. How early can they wake up? Are Santa's gifts wrapped... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at kirstencan
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Yesterday was a truly lovely day. Happy children spoiled, good food, games, family. Today will be also lovely, mostly consisting of grazing on leftovers (pretty sure the Redhead had potato chips, rolls and ketchup for breakfast - everyone else had... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2014 at kirstencan
This years calendar is the Santas workshop one. Merry Christmas, Sarah! kirsten
Toggle Commented Dec 24, 2014 on Christmas Eve-Eve at kirstencan
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The first cookies of the year were early this month. I made some snowflakes for my Nutcracker snowflake's lunch. I glazed some of them (and made some Totoros, because how could I not?) Also the Christmas dishtowels from IKEA were... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at kirstencan
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There's nothing like going to see the lights along with thousands of other people to make you remember how much you hate crowds. On a positive note, a certain child who decided he needed to go to the bathroom NOW... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at kirstencan
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Well, I did something stupid to my knee. As long as I am stuck on the couch (with a laptop!) I might as well blog! :) I still love pom poms. My mom helped me make some red + white... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at kirstencan
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The girl surprised us last night with a Lego nativity. Her brothers were impressed. The shepherds with their sheep goats. Star and angel. Hard to get a good shot of the Holy Family, but you can see Joseph and Jesus... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at kirstencan
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I feel like this fall (this year?) has just been physically and emotionally exhausting! Last week was "Nutcracker Week" and... now I can finally take a deep breath. I think my daughter's new shoes paint a good picture of what... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at kirstencan
I wasnt a crier before this kid either. ;)
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2014 on Turning Twelve at kirstencan
In our church, turning twelve is a big deal. Bigger than 13, turning 12 means you are can go to youth activities and the temple, and for boys it means being ordained in the Aaronic priesthood. It's quite a big... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at kirstencan
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We love our shades. We cant remember if they are from home depot or lowes, but its one of the two. bamboo. lined. The lining was important cuz we have eye-stabbing sun afternoon on that side. Might not be for you. Measure your window super carefully, and they cut them at the store, then all you have to do is screw them in the windowsill. Thinking of getting some for the front room, too.
Toggle Commented Nov 19, 2014 on Dragon Party at kirstencan
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So, the Redhead is twelve. That's a post in and of itself, but so. many. thoughts. about that... another time maybe. Let's focus on his party, shall we? Twelve is a little tricky because the party can't be to 'party-ish'.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at kirstencan
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Well, the first quarter of school is over, and the packing lunch interest is definitely waning. ;) I am not recording every lunch I make, but I still take photos occasionally. Here are a few semi-interesting lunches of late: Some... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at kirstencan
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You guys: Water! Water running UPSTAIRS! I may not have mentioned this, but we've been in the midst of a bathroom remodel (...since August...). The kind your house insists that you do on it's time schedule, without warning or financial... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at kirstencan
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A neighbor with a surplus of apples asked if we wanted any. And since they were DONE with apples, they also let us borrow extra dehydrators! So I've been drying lots of apples. The boys made cute pumpkins. The redhead's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2014 at kirstencan
Ah! Putting in photos of us 'back in the day' would have been genius! Good idea!!!
Toggle Commented Oct 27, 2014 on Halloween Books at kirstencan
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Well, with an anxiety-ridden spectrum kiddo, we may not have many Halloween decorations out, but we do have a nice stack of books! Similar to my Christmas book post, I thought I'd share our Halloween books. First up: book order... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at kirstencan
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On our trip we (of course) played the license plate game. We just jotted all the different ones we saw down on a scrap of paper. Which we then lost, but it was fairly easy to recreate, surprisingly. When we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at kirstencan