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SouleMama
Coastal Maine
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Obviously, the best place for making art is on a swing and with a chicken at your side. This girl knows a thing or two. Continue reading
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I'm having so much fun playing with this latest batch of yarn back from the mill. No matter the results, it's all an experiment and experiments - with no expectations - are just plain fun. The brown eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)... Continue reading
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The first of our (many) sunflowers opened this weekend. It was actually a volunteer plant, this one. There were so many in the garden that I found this year, and where they weren't in the way or wouldn't make too... Continue reading
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Greetings from Brooklyn General Store! Brooklyn General Store resides tucked away on a sweet block West of the Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill neighborhoods. At the north end of Red Hook, this commercial block on Union Street used to be... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at SouleMama
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Aren't all these gardens just beautiful? And the gardeners who keep them just so inspiring? I'm having such fun with this series. I hope you are too. Today, in Jaime's garden, we get to peek at one family's creative suburban... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at SouleMama
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We picked Calvin up from running camp yesterday, not all that far from home. "Do we have to go anywhere on the way home?" he asked right away - both tired, I think, but perhaps more than that, eager to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at SouleMama
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The garden is literally exploding right now. The wide and open dill flowers, the cabbage that curls into itself more each day, the sungolds turning, well, gold, and the peppers that appear from out of nowhere. The morning glories are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at SouleMama
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It's been unseasonably warm here in Maine this month, and even more so - unseasonably dry. Gardening is tricky in this weather, since we're not usually set up for needing to water this late into the season. But we're making... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Lucy Mason Whole Person Life Coaching! In my coaching practice I work with women who are often in the midst of the uncertainty and ambiguity of a transition. They are trying to regain balance and sustained well-being, while... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2016 at SouleMama
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Reading about Holly's garden I got a chuckle out of the image of them moving into their urban neighborhood....and instantly tearing up a beautiful lawn! "Wherever we can," she says, "we grow food." I love the creativity that comes out... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at SouleMama
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Hi Nina, Oh, such good questions! I'm still hemming and hawing about what I want to do with all this fiber, and one of the things holding me back from sharing it (selling it) is that the cost is SO high, it could never be a profitable thing. At least not at the level that we are doing it. At best from what I can tell right now, by selling ALL of the yarn I get made in a shearing, I might be able to earn back the cost of feed for a year and maybe one vet visit. But that's a drop in the bucket in the cost of raising sheep and caring for them each day. I definitely have a different understanding of what the true cost/value of a skein of yarn is now....and as I get a bit of clarity about both my numbers and my intentions for the sheep in my care/yarn in my studio, I'll likely be sharing more about that in the future... Thanks for asking! Amanda
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2016 on Fiber Dreams (Come True) at SouleMama
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The most wonderful of packages arrived on my doorstep last week. Really, I don't know what could bring more excitement than the delivery of our own yarn, all packed up - washed and spun, in neat and tidy skeins of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at SouleMama
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I always make a few rounds of this one - it's a favorite: http://foodinjars.com/2013/05/guest-post-pickled-beets-with-honey-from-camille-storch/ And this weekend I tried one from the new book Naturally Sweet Food In Jars (by the author of website above)....and I think I like this one a lot too. It uses Maple Sugar, which adds such a great flavor. ~amanda
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2016 on from the garden to the kitchen at SouleMama
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I have the Norpo Ice Pop maker. We like it! https://www.amazon.com/Norpro-423-Ice-Pop-Maker/dp/B0002IBJOG/ref=zg_bs_2469546011_3 ~amanda
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2016 on from the garden to the kitchen at SouleMama
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The fun has begun! So much is coming into the kitchen from the garden right now that we are eating like kings and queens (says Annabel, and I quite agree). This weekend brought rainy, cool weather - just right for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Root & Star! Root & Star magazine brings beautiful art, stories, poems, and activities to young children. We love to inspire (and be inspired by) the WHOLE child—the wise, the wild, the strange, and the sweet. Children see... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2016 at SouleMama
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I can't remember when or how I first stumbled upon one of Corina's videos (Corina is now a SouleMama Sponsor as well), but besides the knowledge that she shared what emanated most of all from her voice was joy! And... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at SouleMama
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With everyone else occupied during the day on their own adventures, I've found my days this week full of the fun and play of (just!) a five year old and a seven year old. It's reminiscent for me of earlier... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at SouleMama
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Though it may seem a bit off-season of a craft, for some reason I've been pretty excited about soapmaking this summer. One more than a few occasions this month, I've found myself up well past the kids, at in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at SouleMama
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This morning, the faint smell of barbeque food still lingers alongside the smoke from the fire pit. And as Annabel woke from her bed, and came into ours to snuggle beside me (many hours past when that usually happens, sleepyheads),... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Alewives Fabrics! Alewives Fabrics is owned by the mother/daughter team of Barbara Neeson and Rhea Butler. We've been in business since 1975 and our family has owned the shop since 2004. We sell to local customers through our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2016 at SouleMama
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One of the things I'm loving most about these garden tours is seeing how, despite how very different our gardens may look and grow, many of our reasons for having one are the same. The peace it brings, a connection... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 at SouleMama
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Well, excuse my silence here this week! It turns out there's been a little too much silence in my world, so much so that I hardly know what to do or say. Way back in February when I planned these... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2016 at SouleMama
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A rather dramatic and intense reading choice, don't you think? Especially for a girl who is SO excited to be away from home. Hmn. But one who also loves a bit of theatrics and really digs a good true story... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2016 at SouleMama
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​Golden Goose - Teaching the letters through fairy tales and drawing in First Grade ​Autumn Tree - Teaching nature studies through painting in First Grade Greetings from Lavender's Blue Homeschool! At Lavender’s Blue Homeschool I work with families who are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2016 at SouleMama
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