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SouleMama
Coastal Maine
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*You know, where the grass is greener? Oh goodness, I think I just referenced a Guns and Roses song in a blog post title. Eleven years now I've been at this blogging thing and never have done such a thing... Continue reading
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Ignoring the few inches of white stuff that stuck around for the past 48 hours, we are still, without a doubt, on the path towards spring. And as such, so much time is being spent out there - in the... Continue reading
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The only explanation I have for what's happening right now in my creative world is by looking at the narcissus and the cherry blossoms. The forsythia too. We start each day with so much less than we end it with... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at SouleMama
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This weekend, I cast off this Little Shoreline Vest (from Swoon Maine by Carrie Hoge) for Harper. It's knit in a DK weight of our own fiber, but mill-spun (I can't for the life of me make DK weight yarn... Continue reading
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Greetings from Silk Oak! At Silk Oak, we've been making our hand silkscreened, original design goods in downtown Ithaca, New York since 1977, having fun and making lots of friends along the way. In that time, we've printed over half... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at SouleMama
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Greetings from Whole Family Rhythms! Whole Family Rhythms are seasonal eGuides for Mamas (or carers) who have young children at home and who are yearning to slow down, create and connect with the rhythm of their days together. The Guides... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at SouleMama
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That's what we call it here, anyway. It's highly entertaining, what goes on in the pasture out there, or what we see out the window sometimes. More often than not, at least once during the making of dinner, or cleaning... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at SouleMama
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I've been bringing in giant jars full of forsythia and apple branches for forcing. "Really, Mom? Are you serious with all these sticks?" I heard from my eldest as one nearly poked him in the eye when he walked by... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at SouleMama
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The first moments off the plane in Maine on Friday night were indeed blustery, cold and a little bit of a shock to our systems. Which made us all the more happy to wake up to sunshine on Saturday. Warm... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Marblemount Homestead! Marblemount Homestead is our five acre homestead at the edge of the Pacific Northwest wilderness. Our mission is to inspire, empower and teach people how to live a simpler, healthier, more wholesome life. In the past,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Tall Earth! Tall Earth is a family-run company that manufactures eco-safe wood treatment products. The entire line of Tall Earth Wood Treatments is non-toxic, VOC free, easy to apply, and safe for the environment and all of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2016 at SouleMama
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Our trip to Asheville just wouldn't be complete without a stop at the Biltmore Estate, the largest privately-owned home in the United States, built by the Vanderbilts in the late 1800s. Adelaide was most excited about this stop on our... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at SouleMama
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One of the greatest pleasures of this trip has been jumping ahead in time, so to speak, on the spring season. At home, we had just barely watched the last of the snow in the woods melt. Garden season seemed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at SouleMama
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Echoview Fiber Mill Weaverville, NC Adelaide and I had a lovely visit to the Echoview Fiber Mill yesterday, where we had a tour of the facility and did just a tiny bit of shopping in the retail store. What a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at SouleMama
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(The wonderful Black Mountain Yarn Shop, Dobra Tea, Roots and Fruits Market, Robert Lake Park in Montreat. The last two photos are from downtown Asheville.) There's a special kind of magic that comes at this precious age of ten or... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at SouleMama
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We are here! Adelaide and I arrived in Asheville late last week. We got a good dose of hotel fun (because, really, it's all about the pool) now followed by the comfort of good southern hospitality at the work of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Nova Natural Toys & Crafts! Nova Natural is a small, family-run business based in Vermont. Our goal is to be the trusted source for toys and craft supplies that allow children to follow their imagination. To that end,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2016 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Woolen Moss! Upstate New York is such an interesting and amazing place. With its lakes, waterfalls, and gorges, its natural beauty is just stunning. But it’s weather, well, I’m not sure whether to place that in the interesting... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at SouleMama
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Because it makes PERFECT sense to do so twenty four hours before hopping a plane for a week (when you haven't even begun packing), we spent some time with friends yesterday playing with fiber. Not just any fiber, but our... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at SouleMama
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(With love to Ace & Jig for my favorite new shirt, and to Steve for the photos!) I finished my Elderberry-dyed cowl, a yarn that came back from the mill from my sheep and that of some friends. This blend... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at SouleMama
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It snowed all day yesterday. Not enough to amount to anything of significance, nor to cancel anything. But just enough to be annoying, I mean, very pretty! Mostly the trouble was with just how cold it was (is). After a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at SouleMama
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It is How to Be A Wildflower by Katy Daisy - such a sweet book! ~amanda
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Because Harper loves math and he needed something to do yesterday as we prepared for a party for Ezra and Harper was spiraling towards trouble, he counted how many birthdays we've celebrated as a family. Including Mama and Papa, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at SouleMama
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Greetings from urban baby bonnets! modern little sun hats for all the lovely littles in your life! perfectly hip fabrics and a totally updated design make our sun hats perfect for today's parent! no more slathered chemical sunscreens that inevitably... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2016 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Mindful Clutter Clearing e-course! The Mindful Clutter Clearing e-course is a six-week online journey to a more spacious, peaceful, and intentional home. This course is a wonderful way to jumpstart a whole-house clutter clearing effort with lessons, inspiring... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2016 at SouleMama
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