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Sorry yesterday was rough for you; I hope today was better. I've had plenty of rough days myself. Somehow Summer seems to have more of them...maybe because we are around each other more and our schedule is constantly changing unlike the school year? When those moments happen, I tell myself that as long as I'm not parenting as badly as Betty Draper, then I'm doing okay. On the flip side, your block is beautiful. Can't wait to see the others. Your children will always remember all of the wonderful things you make and do for them.
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2011 on Eight to go at house on hill road
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What wonderful gifts! I need to track down those candy canes, because the natural ones I got were not good at all.
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2009 on The Handmades: Edibles! at SouleMama
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You can find it here: http://tangerineturquoise.blogspot.com/2009/11/food-gifts-part-1.html I also put a link in my food gifts, part 2 post.
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2009 on More Teacher Gifts at tangerine & turquoise
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I rely on my candy thermometer, though Julia Child says not to trust it!
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2009 on Food Gifts, Part 2 at tangerine & turquoise
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I got it last year for my birthday. They aren't being made anymore, but I contacted sent an email to someone who sometimes has them for sale and she knew someone who was selling one so I got it. I hope by the time I actually use mine, I can get extra ink. Come visit and we can play with it!
Toggle Commented Dec 4, 2009 on 33 at tangerine & turquoise
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Nice! I need something like this. My kids are obsessed with drawing and coloring right now.
Toggle Commented Dec 3, 2009 on Kids Crafting at The Gamble Life
I'm glad lumpy is cute. I have a feeling stuffing is in the future.
Toggle Commented Dec 1, 2009 on Reorganizing at tangerine & turquoise
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Ely always wants the small pieces of fabric too. I like your ideas, Maya.
Toggle Commented Dec 1, 2009 on Reorganizing at tangerine & turquoise
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Our bedroom needs a major overhaul too. The previous owners painted the room with textured paint in a taupe color. Talk about yuck. I might use yellow again for the bedroom.
Toggle Commented Dec 1, 2009 on My Kitchen is Yellow at tangerine & turquoise
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So far, it's working. Of course for the first week, I kept thinking it was too bright. Change, even good change, is hard to get used to.
Toggle Commented Dec 1, 2009 on My Kitchen is Yellow at tangerine & turquoise
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Thanks! I'll look forward to your list (whenever it is).
Toggle Commented Dec 1, 2009 on 33 at tangerine & turquoise
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Oh sure. Any kind of nut will do, especially almonds.
Toggle Commented Dec 1, 2009 on Food Gifts, Part 1 at tangerine & turquoise
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Oh yes, me too. I love the way people use color.
Toggle Commented Sep 24, 2009 on Dogs and Frogs at tangerine & turquoise
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Hi! I was just there yesterday, drooling over the new kokka fabrics.
Toggle Commented Sep 24, 2009 on Dogs and Frogs at tangerine & turquoise
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Good for you! I love all the bold prints together. And your new banner is fun.
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2009 on In my free time at house on hill road
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A virtual stitch in? The hardest part is going to be picking colors.
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2009 on (Not So) Patiently Waiting at tangerine & turquoise
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No, I'm not that fast of a reader! This list is from the past 4-5 months. I'm planning on publishing lists 3-4 times a year or whenever I feel like I have finished enough new books. I usually have a book going in the car and another on my bedside table, which helps me feel like I can finish something. I'm glad you are looking forward to the next one.
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2009 on Booklog: August 2009 at tangerine & turquoise
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While, I haven't cut sugar out completely I have tried to cut down. And when I'm pregnant, I try to eat almost no sugar. There are a few simple ways to get rid of sugar, and yes when you start checking labels you are going to find sugar is in everything. Here is what I do: 1. No coffee - I only do this when I'm really hardcore like when I'm pregnant because I have to have a little sugar in my coffee. Also if you have to have sugar in your tea, then quit tea. 2. Plain yogurt - everything else has sugar 3. Water as your only beverage - enough said 4. Make your own bread - almost all bread you buy at the store has sugar. Maybe not the artisan breads, but I would check just to be sure. So far I have't found a loaf of sandwich bread without sugar even at WF or TJ. 5. Fruit-sweetened jam - most jam is sweetened with sugar 6. No cereal - so many of these have sugar. I remember how I could only find one brand of Os for the baby that did not have any kind of sugar as an ingredient. 7. No crackers - again, a lot have sugar. I think once you start to avoid desserts, you won't crave them as much and be out of your rut. You could also have a rule like the only desserts you can eat are homemade ones, which will also reduce your sugar intake because who has the time to make lots of homemade desserts?. Keep us updated!
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2009 on Sugar at The Gamble Life
It looks so great! I don't see any of those "mistakes." I didn't realize amazon had the new book up already - I never preorder books, but I want this one asap. When I met Natalie in May, she said the book will be out in Febuary, so maybe the wait won't be quite six months. I'm hoping she'll have a book signing at my LFS. Also, thanks for the link :)
Toggle Commented Sep 15, 2009 on My Bloomers Skirt at house on hill road
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It's much easier the second time around. Even if it is harder, I think. The not-newness of the situation helps so much.
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2009 on Gift for a New Mom at tangerine & turquoise
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It's easy. Get a free typepad account, then under services I think you can learn how to add the nested comments to any type of blog. The blogger instructions were easy, as I was able to successfully add the new comments.
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2009 on Garden Notes, End of August at tangerine & turquoise
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You must read My Life in France by Julia Child. I just finished it, and it is a wonderful acoount of how Julia learned to cook and how she became a "cookery bookery" author as well as tv star. It will take me a long time to finish another read as good as Julia's memoir. The movie is also based on this book, as well as Julia and Julie.
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2009 on Blackberry Clafoutis at Posie Gets Cozy
Only like a 10 hour drive?
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I'll work on it. She is constantly on the move, so it was hard to get even one decent one.
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2009 on A Dress Tale at tangerine & turquoise
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Yeah...where are your summer weekend outfits out of all your great new fabric?
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2009 on A Dress Tale at tangerine & turquoise
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