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Alamsoa, CO
I am mama to two amazing little people, partner to one wonderful man, and caretaker of one little plot of land in Colorado's magical San Luis Valley.
Interests: mothering, knitting, gardening, sewing, baby wearing, breastfeeding, whole foods cooking, doula-ing, herbalism, medicine-making, farming
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I love quilts. Especially scrap quilts that tell a story of so many projects made...each fabric a reminder of a shirt, a skirt, a dress, a toy, a random piece found at a thrift store. I do not have much experience quilting (my first ever quilt still sits in my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at Valley Mama
As do I Sarah! Maybe the winds will blow you our direction soon? I hope you are enjoying your new, precious little happy for your growing family!
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2014 on Spring is for Sewing at Valley Mama
If there was any question about the matter, let me say that spring has definitely arrived here in the San Luis Valley. The robins have returned from their winter homes and are hopping around all over the yard, and the infamous spring winds are blowing the valley dust to the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Valley Mama
Wow! It's been a while since my last post... Sometimes it's nice to step away from the computer, put the camera down and just live life's moments with a little more presence. And then there's the warming weather and coming spring, which call us out, out, outside, to play, swing,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at Valley Mama
"The doctor and myself ascended a high hill, which lay south of our camp, from whence we had a view of all the prairie and rivers to the north of us; it was at the same time one of the most sublime and beautiful inland prospects ever presented to the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2014 at Valley Mama
Aww, thanks Kerry :)
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2014 on Co-op Day: Apples! at Valley Mama
Oh how we love apples. What is it about the apple that makes this most common of fruits so irresistible? Whatever it is, we spent our co-op morning this week celebrating this favorite fruit through food, story, art, movement and song. I usually think of apples as more of a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Valley Mama
The results of our beet heart stamp project and super-sneaky Valentine elf work: A sweet five-year old working on handmade cards (he asked me to write "I love you" so he could copy it on all the cards)... Quality time with my favorite sewing machine (complete with lego ships everywhere)...... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2014 at Valley Mama
Thanks Kerry! I just love your comments. I had not thought of using the beet powder...great idea. It seems hard to keep the color in the cakes, but you can make up for it with the frosting. A Valentine's tea party sounds wonderful! I bet the girls had fun. Glad you liked the delivery! We had so much fun putting them together and secretly delivering them this afternoon. See you soon!
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2014 on Valentine's Beet Cake at Valley Mama
Love, love, love to you all today on Valentine's Day (and every other day as well)! I meant to post this yesterday, but, well...sometimes life has other plans. So, here you go, a little Valentine's love from us to you. I love cake made with beets. I'm pretty sure anyone... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Valley Mama
The Valentine's fun has officially begun around here. Though I have not always been a Valentine's Day enthusiast, over the last few years we have begun to embrace this holiday and make it our own. I will never forget when this shift began for was actually before I had... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at Valley Mama
Last week I posted about Mason's new worry dolls and how much we love them. I included a tutorial on how I made the dolls, and now I'll show you how I made this super-simple pouch to keep them in. Before I begin the tutorial, I should say that I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Valley Mama
Thanks for your comment Kerry! I love receiving little notes and cards from Ruby. It's so nice to remember that there is no race, no need to keep up...just plenty of time for our little ones to learn. Your family is one that I always feel inspired by...thank you!
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2014 on Why We Play at Valley Mama
Indeed Jorinda!
Toggle Commented Feb 9, 2014 on Sweet Sibling Moments at Valley Mama
Sibling love. It's been melting my heart lately. It's the moments they share, unaware of being observed, that get me the most. Hearing the giggles as they run around playing together in another room, watching brother help sister up onto the bed, sister taking brother his coat and boots before... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2014 at Valley Mama
OK, begin disclaimer: This blog post is in no way meant to judge anyone for parenting/educating decisions. Seriously. We all walk our own paths, sometimes diverging and coming back together with the unique paths of our friends and family. This is a beautiful thing. We all make decisions that are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at Valley Mama
Thank you Kerry! It was wonderful.
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2014 on Thirty Three? at Valley Mama
Does anyone else forget how old they are? For the last several years Aaron has been the one to remind me how old I will be on my birthday. Since having little ones I just cannot seem to remember sometimes. Maybe this year will be different...thirty three seems fairly easy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at Valley Mama
We recently welcomed some new little friends to our home, and I thought I would introduce them to you. They are special little dolls who live in a magical pouch underneath Mason's pillow, and though they have only been with us a few days, they have already brought much joy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2014 at Valley Mama
Indeed, and right back at you sweet friends.
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2014 on Co-op Day: Winter Birds and Trees at Valley Mama
We've been slowly getting back into our home school co-op rhythm this month. Two weeks ago only a few people were able to come, and we mostly just built castles and drew pictures. Not that there is anything wrong with that, of course. Last week I was inspired to tell... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2014 at Valley Mama
I have wanted to start a Nature Explorer's Club with our little ones and friends for a while now, and this past weekend we finally made it happen! The vision for the club is simple - to get out and explore nature as a group of families. We plan to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at Valley Mama
I love finding ways to bring more rhythm to our lives. The little ones and I are always more peaceful, calm and grounded when our days flow with a comforting breathing. The way we flow through our days, weeks, months and years all have a rhythm, and each one... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at Valley Mama
I have a word for this hopeful New Year. Creativity. I did not choose this word to be my focus for the year - it chose me by way of a New Year's "blessing stone" - but perhaps I really chose it all along. Either way, it found it's way... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at Valley Mama
Us too, but it's been a while. I'm thinking of proposing Saturday the 11th as our first nature explorer hike there...
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2014 on A New Year's Day Hike at Valley Mama