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Interests: reading!!!, making cool birthday cakes, homeschooling... so much to do, quilting, crafting, so little time!
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This week I decided I HAD to make time to do a project. Remember when I used to do those (SO often!)? Well, I need to do more. It's good for me. So even though I had no idea how... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at kirstencan
It felt so good. Totally unplugged, gorgeous weather (except the one day my parents come up with their canoe), meteor shower, hikes every day, reading, board games, plastic cowboys, and hauling my camera everywhere. You're lucky I can't find the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2015 at kirstencan
someone i was talking to was saying their theory is social media. kids have so much contact with each other that there is less of the pressing drive me to my friends house need. but my daughter really isnt online, has a flip phone... and still isnt so into it. she knows she can be of help to me, but isnt like YEAH, DRIVING!!! like it seems my teen peers were like.
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2015 on Well, hello... at kirstencan
no, you dont gotta love bills! they are the WORST. ;)
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2015 on Well, hello... at kirstencan
It's been too long, catching up is the worst, so here's a bunch of random conversational tidbits: ......... The girl is back in school. As of yesterday. I am probably the only parent at that school that asked her this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2015 at kirstencan
oh, you have to figure it out every year! :) (Ill email you - remind me if I dont do it this week!)
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2015 on Summer at kirstencan
Hey! How's your summer? I can't believe this week it will be August! NOT. READY. The girl is back from her ballet camp (and I survived helping her pack (the list!) and then being without her for two weeks!) and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at kirstencan
A couple weeks ago we were being watched: Behind every cabinet door, in every room. Life with boys is never dull. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at kirstencan
In the nick of time, we finished the chicken's new home. Those chicks grew SO fast! The coop is tucked away behind the playhouse. We all helped build Aaron's design. I rather like it. Canvas is up for shade until... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at kirstencan
Well, I never did redo that cleaning supplies gift, and some bridal showers snuck up on me, so now I have a new go-to bridal (kitchen) shower gift. This is the third set I've put together, but the first I've... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at kirstencan
unfortunately i cant take credit for the venue. We had the party at my brother + SILs house, and Eva has impeccable taste! :)
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2015 on Family Map at kirstencan
My parents recently celebrated their 40th anniversary. That is pretty awesome. I made them this map of their moves (military). I used a woodburner for the first time, and used some birch ply (it's about 17x24"). Nails, string, and a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at kirstencan
Oh, bummer, it would have been good to see you!
Toggle Commented May 15, 2015 on Peeps at kirstencan
To say that I'm 'not an animal person' is an understatement. I like WATCHING animals, but I don't ever want to touch or smell them*. I definitely don't want them in my house. So you'll never believe what's in my... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at kirstencan
Low key as far as open ended, but not exactly low key when you consider there were 13 boys running around! đŸ˜„ There is a reason we turned on the lego movie for the second half of the party! kirsten
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2015 on Lego Party Redux at kirstencan
Monkey is all about being unique. He has never wanted to copy anyone else's (including his brother's) party ideas. However, my party planning mojo was lacking this year, and he wanted too many guests to really pull off the mad... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2015 at kirstencan
This was the first year we managed to get snow tires on both vehicles. And there were about 2 times when I needed them. All winter! We finally managed to get them switched out last weekend. The past few days... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at kirstencan
My new notebooks came, and while I think I have just enough room in my last one for this weekend, I couldn't resist decorating the front of my next one: Metallic marker + magnetic poetry stamps. My mom recently found... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2015 at kirstencan
I have another messy doodly commonplace book, but I kinda like having a church-centric one. Dont forget to keep some Washi tape on hand, too! kirsten
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2015 on Sketchnotes at kirstencan
Someone (bednar) said something once about how its more important to write down how you feel and impressions you have rather than what is said. kirsten
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2015 on Sketchnotes at kirstencan
So I recently got re-interested in 'sketchnoting'. And I'm loving it! I started trying to do this with my primary lessons a few years ago. Sketchnotes just means highlighting the main ideas of a talk/speech/presentation in a graphic (and pleasing)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at kirstencan
In the morning: This baby peach tree has the most awesome hot pink blossoms. The mature peach tree behind it is the typical soft pink. Afternoon: We are very grateful for these blossoms (especially since we lost mature fruit trees... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at kirstencan
I sent Monkey out back to see if he could find a four-leaf clover - five-minutes later he came back successful! We've found them in our yard before, but ON St. Patrick's Day? That's gotta be extra lucky, right? And... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at kirstencan
A year older this week (note the period instead of an exclamation mark. Partly because I woke up with a BAD BACK on my birthday. Determined to feel older I guess. Here's a random post of some goodies from my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at kirstencan
My second quilt finish of the year! This would have been done weeks ago, had I not run out of quilting thread and had terrible luck finding an exact match! Anyway, it's my 'mermaid quilt'! This fabric is probably my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at kirstencan