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mamaroots
mama, crafter, storyteller!
Interests: storytelling, reading, crafting, birth activism
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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 yesterday 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
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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