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mamaroots
mama, crafter, storyteller!
Interests: storytelling, reading, crafting, birth activism
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Next shop update coming Monday at 9:30 pm central. Winter refresh and a couple calendars will be included! Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at mamaroots
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goodbye October . . .goodbye to the last camping trip of the season, goodbye to leaves and open windows, goodbye soccer, and goodbye to one more month of Missouri skies in my sky scarf. If this poem is accurate for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at mamaroots
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Last night was pumpkin carving time. I have enjoyed the book Little Boo for pumpkin season this year- pretty sweet little story about a pumpkin seed that wants to be scary and he gets his chance. Silas was inspired by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at mamaroots
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I have fallen in-love with Homer and did not even know it. Homer Laughlin that is. I by chance picked up these two "oven serve" vintage pieces a while back. One is a pie pan and one is a casserole... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at mamaroots
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Sometimes it is just kept at home! We were not able to go to one of our favorite music festivals Walnut Valley- Pickers Paradise, this fall so we did it up DIY style and had our own Little Walnut Valley... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at mamaroots
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It is that time of the year where we choose to honor our dragon energy for "dragonmas" (Michaelmas) at the end of September. We set up our baby knit dragon that slowly hatches throughout the day, read dragon stories, contemplate... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at mamaroots
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My oldest fella entered the official teenage world in September. He has been waiting a long time for this crowing moment! I found myself to be pretty calm, not so teary eyed and really was able to just sit back... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at mamaroots
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A shop update is coming tomorrow night, a few calendars and Halloween critters are coming. I do love to make some ghosts and monsters! Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at mamaroots
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I am pretty sure I blinked and September was gone. It has been some running days with a kiddo officially becoming a teenager, hosting our own little bluegrass fest, a large art installation project for a big music festival in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at mamaroots
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Hoping your labor day weekends were enjoyable. We always like to reflect on the work that is done around us and often remark on how names reflect trades. The boys and hubby's last name is a reminder of the family... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at mamaroots
it is a sweet mini version of Around The Year by Elsa Beskow- http://www.powells.com/biblio/62-9780863156489-0
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2014 on Welcoming September at mamaroots
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We are preparing to welcome September this weekend in a relaxed, stay at home sort of way. Yesterday was chore day and happy to say that we have a clean house, laundry is done, yard work done, and most of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at mamaroots
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Sleeves squared- yes; finally onto making the final pieces of the sweater- the sleeves. After they are done it will be sewing the seams, neck band and buttons bands. I am pretty sure it will be done by the end... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at mamaroots
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Just to keep it in the spider sort of theme I thought I would share with you just one of the many crazy and fun things about raising and living in a house of boys. I am not exactly how... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at mamaroots
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First day of school for my fellas today! 4th and 7th grade- shocking I tell ya! School keeps them pretty busy; but we are hybrid so I am working on our home learning curriculum too. The first month will include... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at mamaroots
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As the summer winds down and school gets started again we usually do a celebration of what we did with the boys over the summer. One of our recent adventures took us to the State Fair. Since we were not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at mamaroots
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Shop update coming tomorrow night, a few classics along with some calendars. Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at mamaroots
Hi Meryl- congrats, I have some buttons to send your way if you want to email me your address I will send these your way- willow@mamaroots.com
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2014 on make it better at mamaroots
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I grew up at my mother's elbow canning throughout the summer. Though I had a wonderful role model in her and my grandma; as an urbanite I have not done much canning in my adult years. I am dabbling a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at mamaroots
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Simple gatherings of friends on decks during a summer evening after work can replinish the soul and inspire some simple craft time. Combine that inspiration with stumbling upon an awesome but HUGE mens shirt at the thrift store and I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at mamaroots
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Time to make up for missing posts this week. We had a wicked wind storm come through this week and do a number on my neighborhood. By pure luck we did not end up with a tree on our house,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at mamaroots
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We enjoyed a very relaxed day hanging out at home and then heading to my folks house so the boys could do their own fireworks and sparklers. It was just right. I enjoyed the summer day of freedom with my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at mamaroots
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Joining Ginny at Small Things for "yarn along" this week. Yes I am still working on that first sweater among my knitting projects. I am still confident that I will make it by sweater season! I have the back finished... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at mamaroots
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For the button give-away this week I can't resist sharing the red and blue buttons- would look very fitting on a sweet little something white! Just leave a comment between now and Friday at midnight to be entered. Bonus entry... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at mamaroots