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Melissa Haworth
Hi, I'm Melissa. I like to make stuff.
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Another year, another Picnic Day. I continue to love it. Mr. H continues to not be a fan and not attend but he was happy this year because I brought home seven grapevines for our new vineyard. The Department of... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Under Construction
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I have been thinking that I want to be part of a book club but 1. I don't do well with assigned books (or timelines for that matter) and 2. I don't want another evening commitment away from my family.... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Under Construction
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This summer rather than one big vacation we are planning a bunch of weekend getaways taking advantage of my part time schedule and everyone else being on school break. It will be our year of many mini road trips. We... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Under Construction
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Tonight Oscar and I were playing a rousing game of Shopkins (as you do when you have a five year old). And it reminded me I never posted about a lot of things. Including the fimo "shopkins" we made as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2017 at Under Construction
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I finally made Oscar a quilt for his big boy bed. Four years after he moved out of his crib. Poor second child. The top is scraps from other projects paired with solids in "bright colors" which was all the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at Under Construction
Inspired by Elise, I started using the 1 Second Everyday app in January 2016. And I proceeded to record my 40th year one second at a time. Since I turned 41 this week the video is done. It's SO far... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2017 at Under Construction
Hi Melissa, nothing to do with this post specifically but I wanted to let you know how grateful I am that you're back in this space sharing your stories and a bit about your family. I so appreciate your perspective and the links you provide to other writers and perspectives.
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2017 on Briefly: On Fades and Belonging at all buttoned up.
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Good gravy the news is upsetting these days. Conflicts of interest for days, suppression of science and the media, lying all over the place, bans on immigrants, walls, "checks and balances" that neither check nor balance. It's stressful and I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Under Construction
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Following news (politics) has completely taken over my brain in a way that is no longer helpful. I hop online and instead of doing something productive (finding a recipe to cook for dinner) or even something innocuous (looking at quilts... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Under Construction
I'm copying my own Facebook post here because I wanted to encourage blog readers to participate in the project I created--American Pen Pals. I just sent out the first pen pal matches this evening and it was so cool. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at Under Construction
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If you're on Instagram you may have noticed that every spare minute of every bit of daylight has been consumed with our major front yard relandscaping. It's been 80% moving of dirt. As of now, it's mostly moving mud and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2016 at Under Construction
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Can you tell the birthday party theme? We do a joint birthday party in the Spring for the boys so this Fall we started a joint party for the fall babies: Biscuit (11), my mom and my brother-in-law. I couldn't... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at Under Construction
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Last Wednesday (on a school night) I took off work early, picked up Biscuit (but not Oscar) after school and we drove to San Francisco (two three hours away) for a book signing. I had listened to Julia Turshen interviewed... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at Under Construction
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There is a new Winco Foods in our neighborhood. To be honest, I thought it would be like another Walmart moving in (we already have a Walmart quite close) so I was skeptical. But this morning Biscuit and I stopped... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at Under Construction
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Kindergarten! Our "Oscar" is in the "Orange Oscars" group at kindergarten. His best friend from preschool is also an Orange Oscar. It's like his teacher knew his blog name. (she doesn't) His teacher tells me that thanks to our Oscar... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at Under Construction
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While we were camping last weekend I finally made a macrame wallhanging. I bought cotton string at the hardware store and had sticks collected, I just needed to make the time. I re-learned the knots from Creativebug and just went... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at Under Construction
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(Biscuit created this swim suit cover up meets superhero cape thing) Last week I got a bee in my bonnet that we had to go camping. We think of ourselves as a family that camps. Except that we haven't gone... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at Under Construction
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Oscar is in kindergarten. This baby is in Sixth Grade. I'm feeling old. They both got the teachers they/we wanted which is fabulous. Biscuit is already getting excited about joining guitar club and continuing trumpet, choir and running club. Oscar... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at Under Construction
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Yesterday was one of those days that made me so grateful to work part time. Oscar and I hung out for a few hours between kindergarten ending and 6th grade ending so by the time we picked up Biscuit we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at Under Construction
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Back in the day I made wood doll beds and had a great time dressing them up with mattresses and mini quilts. So when I saw the wood doll beds at Ikea on Friday I knew what I wanted to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at Under Construction
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A week ago we went to Washington D.C. for a family reunion. We added on a few days for our family of four to see the sights. It was fabulous. I should say at the outset that we had super... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at Under Construction
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I should definitely start by acknowledging this is WAY TOO MANY photos for someone to post of their vacation. BUT, have you been to Alaska? Did you luck into a week of unbelievably clear weather while boating around completely pristine,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at Under Construction
We got home last night from 10 days in Alaska boating around the Inside Passage (near Sitka) on a boat belonging to family friends. No cell service, no wifi, just a LOT of nature and beauty and fish. I used... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at Under Construction
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It's Summer Reading time at the library again and once again I am on a (doomed) quest to beat the kids. I am thiiiis close to done with the audio version of The Graveyard Book as recommended by Tim Ferriss... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at Under Construction
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Because this recipe worked out and I might want to make it again, I'm writing it down somewhere I will be able to find it again. Here. On the blog. Really Delicious Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles In a small saucepan, cook... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at Under Construction