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Interests: reading!!!, making cool birthday cakes, homeschooling... so much to do, quilting, crafting, so little time!
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What?! Will have to look that up! kirsten
Toggle Commented Nov 19, 2015 on Ye Olde Crock Pot at kirstencan
Yeah, I was planning on doing the meatball sub thing, and we dont have a rice cooker anymore but if you make it in the pot ahead of temp rice is fine. Havent done a breakfast casserole before (have eaten them, just not made them) maybe its time... Thanks, Jennifer! kirsten
Toggle Commented Nov 19, 2015 on Ye Olde Crock Pot at kirstencan
I have been trying hard to better utilize this classic kitchen tool. There are a few nights a week where we don't get home from activities until after we'd be eating most nights. My goal on those nights is to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2015 at kirstencan
A few weeks ago we took a really quick trip to see Dinosaur National Monument. We visited the Utah side of it, and had a wonderful time! The quarry with the wall of dinosaur bones was amazing, and some of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at kirstencan
Well, we did do all the Halloween things, even if I didn't document them here (this is where my husband will tease me "Then did it really happen?"). The Redhead went as Adam Savage from Mythbusters. When you are a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at kirstencan
I felt like our mantel needed a little something extra this year. Now that The Redhead is doing better with his Fall Anxiety, we can put up a few more decorations! But no creepy ones! And only two weeks before... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2015 at kirstencan
Ha, you should absolutely watch those movies with your kids. They are sweet and beautiful. Start with my neighbor totoro, then kikis delivery service or ponyo. The secret of arietty, howls moving castle, and the cat returns are all really fun. Our library has them all, check them out! kirsten
Toggle Commented Oct 23, 2015 on Totoro costume at kirstencan
Again, this girl wanted to dress up for a local anime con, so her costume was done in August - I am very glad of that now! Last year she was Kiki, and this year wanted to stick with another... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2015 at kirstencan
AHHH! Cant wait to see what youre up to!
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2015 on Pillow at kirstencan
It finally happened! We have eggs from our chickens! Most of the hens lay brown eggs, but a couple lay blue-green colored (those are the ones I picked, and that is why I picked them!). I packed a few in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2015 at kirstencan
My mother-in-law gifted me a box of fabric, which included these super fun Japanese strips. I knew that they'd make the perfect gift for my daughter's friend, so I whipped up a quilted pillow for her bday last week. It... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2015 at kirstencan
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 Sep 26, 2015 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