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mamaroots
mama, crafter, storyteller!
Interests: storytelling, reading, crafting, birth activism
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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 5 days ago 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
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Warning . . . another mamaroots obession is brewing. Earlier this year I started wearing a button from a random collection of buttons that my mama gave me from my grandmother a few years ago. These are not a collectors... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at mamaroots
Hi Katie- I wanted to send you the give-away of the chicken tattoo and the card if you want to e-mail me your address- thanks! willow at mama roots.com
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2014 on chicken learnin at mamaroots
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Wanted to wish everyone a lovely upcoming first day of summer- the longest day! I am basking in the warmth of my two "sons" as we celebrate the sun this weekend. Always one of our favorite reads on the seasonal... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at mamaroots
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I volunteered at my first Poultry Day event for work and had a good time watch these kids and teens work through the workshops and judging areas. I was really impressed with the knowledge these kids had. I got to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2014 at mamaroots
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I got the chance to check out a new local shop that opened up recently that is something I would expect to see in the big cities. It is an olive oil, vinegar shop. My mama and I met for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at mamaroots
sorry to hear you have had a couple issues with your Forester. I got a Forester too, my green Suby was great. Fingers crossed Subrina treats us well too!
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2014 on blue like water . . . at mamaroots
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thanks- this sounds delicious!
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2014 on going around the mulberry bush at mamaroots
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Chalk board styling has been around the crafty DIY blog world for a while. My favorite thing to chalkboard paint is little wood slice chalkboards. So it really should not surprise me to see this spill over into the mainstream... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at mamaroots
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I had the chance to do some foraging in the back yard around the mulberry bush before the squirrels filled their bellies! I am usually able to just get a handful for a little taste of these woody berries. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at mamaroots
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May was a little bit of a dry spell in writing sort of way. I could chalk it up to it being the peak of spring soccer season, or maybe that I was still in transition starting my second month... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2014 at mamaroots
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Yesterday was our community Earth Day celebration. I have spent many lovely years down at the park setting up booths, selling goods, doing activism yet this year my activism and celebration stayed home. I planted my pots; flowers, basil and... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at mamaroots
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I was prepped to share our Easter photos with you but unforturnately my hosting platform Typepad was attacked, but I think the fine and hard working folks got us all back in good shape. So to share a few photos... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at mamaroots
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This sweet little babe that entered my world this weekend 9 years ago finally got a super swell weather weekend for his spring birthday. A well deserved little adventure for this blue eyed boy who wanted to invite some friends... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2014 at mamaroots
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Still riding on the waves of a fabulous birthday celebration with my crew. It definitely lent itself to my big ol happy place that I am in. Spring is showing her pretty face and I love all the smells and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at mamaroots
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It may not be a battle of butter side up or butter side down in our house, but up until last Christmas there were plenty of butter battles happening in our abode. You see, I grew up on margarine. We... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at mamaroots
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While the boys got to take in some ocean scenary this week with their cousins, my husband and I got to take in a quite a few indie films and take a quick little day trip to a little German... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at mamaroots
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Happy Spring friends! My boys got a little fishy gift from Tangle Goblinwand- our resident fairy. She overhead that they might have a fun opportunity for a water adventure for spring break with their cousins so she wanted to make... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at mamaroots
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Yesterday there was plenty green to be found! It was in my knitting- the sweater back is almost done! Now just the 2 fronts and sleeves (nervous laugh) It was in the flowers from my folks and sweet little vintage... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at mamaroots
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This journal says it all for me; "walked" fast around the block with Silas, sang at the top of our lungs, and the dishes are still in the sink. I have not climbed a tree yet today but am working... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at mamaroots
thank you so much everyone for your kind words and thoughts, I really appreciate all the love and support.
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2014 on saying goodbye at mamaroots
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