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the wildcards
Kaysville, Utah
Writing about sewing, thrifting, quilting, raising two boys... and other wonderfully wacky stuff.
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Hi Jill, thanks so much for your comment--of course, I'd love for you to link to the post about the tic-tac-toe game set, thank you! More than 400 upcycles all in one place is an amazing feat. Congrats on that, I will check it out!
This weekend I found a gem at a local yard sale--a kinda beat-up paperback copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I gave it to Jack. He immediately began reading. After a while, he stopped to note that he'd... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2012 at the wildcards
Jacque, you brighten my day every time you stop by... thank you and big hugs back!
Toggle Commented May 8, 2012 on Four years. at the wildcards
Thanks mama--can't wait to see you soon!
Toggle Commented May 6, 2012 on Four years. at the wildcards
Thank you Liri--so good to hear from you!
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2012 on Four years. at the wildcards
Our Charlie turned four years old last week. And boy oh boy, was he ready. He’s been talking up his birthday for months. In fact, according to him, it’s still his birthday because it’s still April. And that’s fine with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2012 at the wildcards
Yes... but legends for WHAT? :) You always crack me up, Jacque!
Toggle Commented Feb 29, 2012 on ALERT: Jackspeak at the wildcards
I love music lessons with my boys. Tonight, while folding laundry, we're going old school with a little Frampton Comes Alive! (Do You Feel Like We Do?, of course.) Jack: "Is Peter Frampton dead?" Me: "No." "So, is he really... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2012 at the wildcards
Charlie: "Mom, watch me count to twenty." Me: "Okay." "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20." "Wow Charlie, that was really good! You're a smarty pants." "I don't... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2012 at the wildcards
Thanks, Jeralyn--Happy Valentine's Day!
One of my favorite times of year is here—making handmade valentines with the boys! This year we’re going with this supremely cool idea from I am Momma Hear Me Roar. Photos, construction paper, staples, and Pop Rocks: Jack rocks with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2012 at the wildcards
Lisa, I'm so glad you commented today--hi! :) You are sure right about those kids of ours--they always bring a fresh (and often funny) perspective to anything and everything. Thank you for your kind words about the book; you just made my day. I hope your munchkins will lend you a bit of time to create, although boy do I know those times can sometimes be few and far between. But someday we'll have all the time in the world, and we'll do a 180-degree turn and miss the little ones! Enjoy 'em while you can I guess, huh? Have a great weekend! Jenny
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2012 on ALERT: Jackspeak at the wildcards
I am an author too. Last week I turned down an opportunity to be on a popular podcast for the same reasons--pure anxiety and dread. That's just not me either. I had been feeling so guilty about missing an opportunity. Now, after reading about your experience, I don't. I can now say no and realize that's the RIGHT choice for me, not the wrong one! Thank you for turning a situation that had been eating at me on its head.
Toggle Commented Jan 22, 2012 on a squam story at SouleMama
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Been waiting almost 8 years for this day... Jack casts on. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at the wildcards
I’ve been away from this space for awhile, busy with a new work-related/writing-related project that I’m excited to share soon. (Not sure I’ve ever mentioned before that I work here. It's way cool.) Haven’t had enough time to share much... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2012 at the wildcards
Adding insult to injury... more old-person humor, this time from our eldest: Jack: “I have a new friend! His name is Colton. Colton Platt.” Me: “Hey, I knew some Platts when I was a little girl. Dennis, Val, Cathy, and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at the wildcards
Mary, several people on FB wrote the same sentiment. It's official--that hurts! :(
Toggle Commented Dec 17, 2011 on ALERT: Charlietalk at the wildcards
Me: “Charlie, you are getting heavy.” Charlie: “And you are getting old!” Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2011 at the wildcards
Thanks so much, Jodie--happy holidays to you!
A new issue of Simple Quilts and Sewing recently came out. And I’m in it! Okay, I have to fess up… by “recently” I mean October. In the middle of our move, copies of the magazine came to me in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2011 at the wildcards
Last Saturday was a lazy one. How nice are those? Me and the boys were looking for something fun to do at home. Jack said his teacher brought a Christmas tree into the classroom, and she'd asked the children to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2011 at the wildcards
Charlie is getting ready to go to preschool with his dad; he comes to give me a kiss goodbye (and to show me his cool outfit and spiky hair). I notice he is tugging at his pants in a conspicuous... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2011 at the wildcards
A notebook, a jar--whatever works! Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Jacque--even later. :)
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2011 on Thankful 2011 at the wildcards
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Nov 24, 2011
Thanksgiving launches such a flurry of activity, doesn’t it? Feasts ready to be eaten. Gifts ready to be given. Songs ready to be sung. Stockings ready to be hung. The holidays are beginning. Before you know it, they’ll be done.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2011 at the wildcards