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lisa valinsky
New England
vegetarian eats | new england based | big + small adventures | life + love with my hubs, our baby + pup
Interests: local food, gardening, vegetarian food, cooking, reading, hiking
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Thank you! Im excited to write about two of my favorite things! :)
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2016 on currently / january edition at lisa valinsky
Im so glad to hear it! Im putting a post together on annual traditions too. Love hearing how people celebrate the seasons. Id love to reread Quiet - I forgot that part. Such good stuff! Happy New Year!
Thanks Kristin! Yeah, I find it so peaceful to have something in place, but I also like that we can all find what works for us, and they can constantly change. Happy New Year!
Thank you!
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2016 on i want to remember / newborn days at lisa valinsky
Thanks so much, Judit! Looking forward to be email, and happy new year!
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2015 on currently / december edition at lisa valinsky
Aw, thanks Misti! It sure seems that way. Very reassuring. :) Happy New Year!
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2015 on currently / december edition at lisa valinsky
Sure thing! Yeah, such a good book. I'll be sure to check out Brooklyn - thank you!
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2015 on currently / november edition at lisa valinsky
Thanks! I haven't read the Outlander series, but I'll definitely check it out!
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2015 on currently / november edition at lisa valinsky
Thanks Jen. That means a lot to me. It's amazing how much easier life is now than it was those first few weeks. It's hard to know whether it's because we get used to living on so little sleep, or because we get a teeny bit more sleep.
I'd gift this to our sweet new baby girl.
Thank you! Yes, definitely worth it. And as time goes on I'm getting a bit more sleep (and getting used to living on so little). :)
Toggle Commented Nov 11, 2015 on our sweet baby girl at lisa valinsky
I'm sure I'll share more updates at some point, but yes, she's totally a little lima bean. So cute and snuggly. :)
Toggle Commented Nov 11, 2015 on our sweet baby girl at lisa valinsky
I started Wild and just couldn't get into it for some reason. But maybe I'll try it again. I'm hoping to get to our local library this week to get a library card and pick out a few books!
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2015 on books / fall 2015 at lisa valinsky
Elise, we will MISS you, but I completely understand and an excited for you and your family to have this special time together. Stay healthy and wishing you a break that brings peace and joy and time.
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Yes! Such good advice! Definitely trying to stay in the moment and enjoy the quiet and free time I have now, since it's going to be gone so soon. I love being able to run errands or take a nap pretty much at any time (but a big part of that is because I'm able to take off time from work for now, which is huge).
Toggle Commented Sep 22, 2015 on i want to remember... at lisa valinsky
I love kid art! This brings me back to summers working as a camp counselor, and years teaching kids at nursery schools and elementary schools. Have you played around with clay or play-doh? I love seeing the sculptures and 3D art kids make...so fun!
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How do you (and do you) secure this to the wall? With a little one on the way soon, we're starting to think about how to baby-proof our home, including art. We have some art that's just leaning or standing on a bookshelf (and the bookshelf itself needs to get secured to the wall), but wanted to ask a fellow mama. Thanks! :)
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Oh my gosh Guess Who! I forgot about that game, and the homemade board is incredible. Also, great podcast! Curious to see what the future brings...
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2015 on weekend links / 82. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Elise, thank you for your honesty in this post. I imagine it may have been hard to share this with us, but it strikes a chord with many of us. My husband and I just moved back to our home state of Connecticut, and are due with a baby in six weeks. While, yes, it's great that we're back "home", so to speak, we're still an hour and a half away from family and friends. Up until just yesterday, I kept thinking about how I'd like to go "home" nearly every weekend. But with a newborn and a dog, this just isn't a practical idea. Instead, I need to make friends right here. In our new home.
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2015 on roots and growth. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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That's my current stack of library books, but I have to admit, I'm having some trouble getting through the Ann Patchett essays. They're beautifully written, but I have a hard time with essays and short stories, and prefer one story line to run through a whole book.
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2015 on on abandoning books at lisa valinsky
My husband and I have a grill on our wish list (we're moving to a new place this week!). And we'd love love love to make grilled pizzas. He often makes pizza dough from scratch, and while they're delicious in the oven, it'd be great to enjoy pizza in the summer without heating up the house.
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Too funny! I could see myself saying the same thing. I always tend to count how many hours I think I've slept each night, which is a terrible habit. :) And yes, getting close!
I worry about that happening with me. While I'd love to make it a business, I think I'd lose my inspiration and motivation when trying to write for money. I love your photography! It's so beautiful, and I'm glad that opened doors for you. Hugs! Lisa
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2015 on How Blogging Used to Be at lisa valinsky
Elise, thank you for sharing your story and thank you for your honesty. This was so beautifully written. I am due in just seven weeks, and as much as I can hope for a natural childbirth, this is life and life is unpredictable. All that matters, of course, is the health of ourselves and the health of our babies.
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Right?! It doesn't make sense why we would feel guilty about making decisions on how we want to spend our free time. I can't remember whether my teachers instilled this guilt in me, or if it's a concept I came up with on my own. I don't recall ever learning from a teacher to abandon books though; that's something I didn't think about until I was a teacher.
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2015 on on abandoning books at lisa valinsky