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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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I was trying to whip out a batch of Happy Birthday cookies (why yes I DID make two batches of sugar cookies in a week, why do you ask?) and Monkey was asking to help. I love him helping in... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at kirstencan
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I didn't plan anything big this year, but everything fell into place last night when I realized we already had a stir fry on the menu, I could throw some decorations up... ...and then we took off to a big... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at kirstencan
You snooze, you lose! :) (They wereGOOD) kirsten
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2015 on Other Stuff at kirstencan
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Some goings on around here: Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at kirstencan
Last night my daughter had a homework assignment to find a certain type of fallacy online (authoritative). She was having a hard time, and I was helping her look up certain topics and wade through oodles of comments. I tried... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at kirstencan
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Last week we tried a cool printmaking method. Inspired by Alisa Burke's project, we made plastic bag prints. To make it easier with two boys printing, I had three bags for each color. I would roll more paint on one... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at kirstencan
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I just have to show you this cool book I bought last month - this is only going to be of interest if you are LDS, but I have recommended this study guide to at least 15 people so far,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at kirstencan
Oh, Julie. Just when you think you're worrying about everything you possibly can... who would have thought of that?! Hope Toby is doing well, and hugs to you - wish I could actually give you one!
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As usual, I have a million things I'd like to say here, and not enough time to post them. So here's one random thing. My boys have been listening to 'Little House on the Prairie' in the car the past... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at kirstencan
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Well, I can't believe it, but I can update my quilt progress post! Here's my 'Walk in the Woods' quilt. I ended up using almost all of the 4 charm packs making half-square triangles. I arranged them, re-arranged them a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at kirstencan
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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