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mamaroots
mama, crafter, storyteller!
Interests: storytelling, reading, crafting, birth activism
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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 4 days ago 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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It is that time of the year where a little luck is not a bad thing to wish for. We are on the watch out for some leprechauns, some 4 leaf clovers, and lots of rainbows. Just because I was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at mamaroots
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saying goodbye sucks- don't really know how else to say it. Last night we had to make the hard choice to say goodbye to the furry feline love of my life. She entered my life 14 years ago as a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2014 at mamaroots
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Ask my boys what Fat Tuesday means and they immediately will tell you pancakes for afterschool snack! Shrove Tuesday- use up your sugar and flour and fat before Lent- I believe. We just need any excuse to eat pancakes really.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at mamaroots
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Well, we kinda dodged a bullet with this last storm and got a wee bit of ice, sleet, and snow but nothing like they were calling for. Hubby and I even snuck in another film at the fest with the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at mamaroots
Hi Megan- I am using Leaf Cutter's pattern and yarn recommendation, it is Cascades Alpaca lace weight- with in Caribbean Heather, Sapphire Heather, Silver, Charcoal, and Ecru http://www.leafcutterdesigns.com/projects/sky-scarf.html enjoy!
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2014 on giving in at mamaroots
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So much is out of our control. Especially mother nature, she just keeps doing what she wants and sometimes you just have to give in. So as I finished up the February portion of the sky scarf; we made our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2014 at mamaroots
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It has been a fun ride Russia- your snowy slopes captured our attention for the past couple of weeks and I was in-love with your Chagal inspired portion of the closing games and your cheeky humor of the staging of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2014 at mamaroots
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We are still in the throws of the Olympics and are loving it. It has been very fun to catch the cultural glimpses of the country of my ancestors on my mother's father's side of the family. We are spending... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2014 at mamaroots
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Have to admit I was a little confused last night with the Olympics- I was sure in my mind that the opening ceremony was last night. I baked up one of our family traditional Russian recipes, got some bubbly juice... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at mamaroots
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Joining Small Things this week for Yarn Along. I am working on the back of my first sweater still- thinking it will be summer when I have it all done haha! On the book side of the world I am... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at mamaroots
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Just about every morning my youngest boy-wonder comes out of bed with his hair going in every direction and heads to my phone to check the weather channel. It is a prime focus in his life. I think mostly it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at mamaroots
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Getting ready to make some food for the game, but before I enter the kitchen I wanted to share another Once Upon A Table tutorial for you- combination of Year of the Horse and the Super Bowl with the Bronco's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2014 at mamaroots
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Really Phil? I guess we will keep those blankets out for a few more weeks! Happy Groundhog's Day and Imbolc- light a candle and we will keep that wheel turning towards Spring. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2014 at mamaroots
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Iced in this morning but there is plenty of tea and yarn in the house, so no worries! Welcoming in February and also wanted to show the picture of January Skies from the midwest- wonder how February will turn out? Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2014 at mamaroots
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Happy Year of the Horse! Most of our celebrations will be happening tomorrow but we will definitely be focusing on some luck that some horses and their horse shoes might bring us in the Year of the Horse! We will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at mamaroots
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Just a quick little list of some of our favorite horse books that you can print and take to the library with you if you are inclined to do a little horse reading for Chinese New Year this weekend- it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at mamaroots
Teresa- you are my winner, email me your addy and I will send this out to you willow@mamaroots.com congrats!
Toggle Commented Jan 30, 2014 on aunt lydia at mamaroots
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Okay- today was one of those "soccer mom" days that started with the alarm at 5:45 am and did not stop till precisely 9:06 tonight. Well let's be honest, I did snooze the alarm till 6:00! So just a small... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at mamaroots