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OutoftheBox
Chicago, IL
Interests: crafts, running, family, travel, reading, movies, tv, science, museums, Star Wars, art
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One of the reasons I blog is because I like to write. Generally, I don't have too much to say, but whatever. Read it or don't. Mostly, I started blogging when K was a baby because people would call to talk and ask for pictures and we didn't live near... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2010 at Living Out of the Box
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I decided that if Mrs. N can do a 'How to', than so can I. I will be choosing some simpler tasks though:) To start things off right, I decided to do a tutorial on how to make a cup of instant coffee. Don't laugh....you can screw this up. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2010 at Living Out of the Box
T started school a couple of weeks ago... I think we already talked about that. It is preschool through our school district at a school very close to our flat although it is not his neighborhood school which doesn't take special needs preschoolers. The shocking thing for me was to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2010 at Living Out of the Box
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I love sewing. For the most part. BUT, I am self taught and really really slow. I can't following a paper pattern, but probably because I have never been taught. I can, follow instructions. I had spotted this Drawstring Backpack from Khaki Pants on Noodleheads and I HAD to try... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at Living Out of the Box
I never thought to check out drug stores or grocery stores when travelling! I'm adding that to my travel list!
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2010 on Our Odd Purchases at Chez Larsson
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K and I have been having a great time while T is in school. Summer vacation suits us both. Too bad for me, I start back up again soon. We are making the most of our time off though, K and I. On Sunday, I took a break from all... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2010 at Living Out of the Box
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Mr. A and K here. We are writting a post together, what fun?!? We are writting to tell the world how awesome Wipeout is. It is the best and funniest show on Earth. We are super happy that it is summer, becuase Wipeout is on. We have waited all year... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2010 at Living Out of the Box
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Hello All. Mr. A here. Just catching up on some of my daily happenings. I am in the process of converting my commute to work from personal car to public transportation. I cannot wait. The summer commute is often highlighted with surprise stops and reroutes due to construction. The picture... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2010 at Living Out of the Box
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Mr. A here... it is officially Summer! The boys and I set out this week to check out the parks while Mrs. N finished up some school work. We hit a local park. And when I say hit, we literally hit it. Our youngest, T, tripped and fell while running... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2010 at Living Out of the Box
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Today's tutorial isn't actually from anywhere, but it's from my own home! I had purchased a black faux reptile type skin picture frame a long time ago for a gift. It was never gifted. It sat around my house without a picture in it forEVER. It has even moved. Twice,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2010 at Living Out of the Box
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School is over for the year! Mr. A and I couldn't remember the lines to the song... only the end which we decided is "No more teacher's dirty looks"! Today K is officially done. He was awarded with "The Best Imagination" which is actually kind of funny because I thought... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2010 at Living Out of the Box
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Meet Miss Miffy. She's a bear. Eventually she is going to make her way to my niece in Minnesota. There are a few more things I want to put together to go along with Miss Miffy. I am certain I will showcase them later! I taught myself to crochet a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2010 at Living Out of the Box
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Last week, K and I went to the community center where he plays t-ball for his team pictures. He did not sleep during his afternoon nap, so he was super sleepy and fell asleep in the Jeep. This is classic K right now because N and I are holding onto... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2010 at Living Out of the Box
I am trying to figure out what everything means on Twitter. Very confusing for the un-initiated. I hope the glossary helps?!? Wish me luck! N's favorite person to follow is Mo Rocca. I have found his electronic wisdom to be most entertaining as well:) -A Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2010 at Living Out of the Box
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One of my favorite things to do is make things. It doesn't matter to me if it is my own idea or someone else's, I just like to make stuff. It could be something useful like a backpack or a kitchen towel or something totally frivolous like jewelry or knick... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2010 at Living Out of the Box
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When we make any kinds of foods like tacos or Cuban black beans and rice (my favorite), our family tends to favor flour tortillas. I think it reminds Mr. A and I of our time in Arizona. I worked in an office building that had a woman who would come... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2010 at Living Out of the Box
I am on a flight, watching the movie Temple Grandin. It is very hard to watch because one of my sons has Autism. It is even hard to type the blog entry. It's a very emotional film to watch and it is AMAZING. I can only watch about 5 minutes... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2010 at Living Out of the Box
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I am sitting with N watching 'Lost' and drinking a Leinie. I like beer, but have had trouble getting into Lost. Remember I like Star Wars. N is a big Lost fan...she is telling me we should have had a farewell to L party....my thoughts, not so much. I was... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2010 at Living Out of the Box
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Vader – So it begins, my blogging adventure. I am not quite sure where to start…I won’t cover any more intros, N did a great job. Maybe I should start with only the best thing next to democracy, STAR WARS. “I am your father!” “Join me and together we can... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2010 at Living Out of the Box
Welcome to Living Out of the Box! After contemplation, after giving up a whole other blog, my supportive husband, Mr. A, has pushed me along to keep writing. One stipulation: He needed to support it. Now, I’m not talking “RAH RAH SIS BOOM BAH!” although he would graciously do that.... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2010 at Living Out of the Box
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