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OKAY! Dropping in to share huge progress from the past few weeks (which is good; our moving truck arrives with our stuff on 6/28!) First let's check in on the veggie garden (here's how it looked in April!) So healthy!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2022 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Things are happening! We are moving right along (and just in time). If you want to catch up; here is where we started, here is where we were in January, here were my goals in January, here is an April... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2022 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Ready for an update? Last time I shared I had a five month to do list. We have two months to go until move-in day and while the to-do list remains very long, there has been progress. Let's talk about... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2022 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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I love doing these annual posts so much. This is my tenth round up, and it's still fun to think about a year in terms of cool stuff I tried. Some of the links below are affiliate. Most are not.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2022 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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I spent all of 2021 practicing my wheel throwing technique. It was fun! I made A LOT of pots. I still have a long way to go but I am now pretty comfortable at the wheel and am now shifting... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2022 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Okay so...we are not going to accomplish all of this. I would be happy if we got 1/2 of it done before we move in in June. But it's helpful for me to make lists (on top of lists) so... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2022 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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We are about five months away from moving up to Northern California and living in Cripe Cottage! That is so so exciting. I have been making a long list of everything that needs to be done before June and thought... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2022 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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I am getting ready to take a year(ish) off of new work, which means my creative focus is going to be on making just for fun. I am so excited and this has been a very long time coming. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2022 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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We went up to Sacramento last weekend (the girls and Paul actually stayed the full week and I am headed back tomorrow for a wedding!) and were able to see some progress on the laundry room. Lots of updates and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2021 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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A few years ago my dad epoxied his garage floor. He sent progress photos to our family text chain and I thought "cool, Dad." And then a few months later we came up to visit and I saw them in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2021 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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sources: cabinet doors, possible paint color, light, floating wood shelves, similar washer/dryer, utility sink, possible faucet option, 4" hex tile. This fall I am going to be working on our laundry room in the new house as part of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2021 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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framed vintage embroidery art! $22 in san diego So, I realize many people got on this train years ago and me writing a post about it now is the opposite of cutting edge. But hello! I am still going to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2021 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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I mentioned last week that the one thing I "needed" while wallpapering was a tool apron. There are so many tools I was constantly reaching for: scissors, pencil, craft knife, straight edge, tape measure, smoothing tool, etc! I knew before... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2021 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Last week, I wallpapered our powder room as planned! This was a small room (4' 10" by 8') with two doors and beadboard wainscotting that covered nearly half of the wall. I had my mom to assist (and she was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2021 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Sources: wallpaper, wall sconce, mirror (I want to thrift something like this or this), floor tile, existing sink (similar), centerset faucet, paint, existing beadboard. As mentioned, we are waiting on a few big projects for this new house but also... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2021 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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I shared a few photos from our new Sacramento area house early this month and in that post I alluded to the fact that yes, it's a very different style from our previous homes. I also mentioned that this "new-to-me... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2021 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Dusting off the blog for some HUGE news. After 18 years away for me and 20 years away for Paul, we are moving back home to the Sacramento area next summer when Paul's Navy commitment ends. 2020 (with a pandemic... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2021 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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I finished my Hinterland Dress in March and love it so much. The fabric is a cotton poplin from Blackbird Fabrics (currently not listed on their site) and continues with my "blue makes" theme for the year. I made two... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2021 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Two goals this month! I would love to finished my pair of Hello Sailor socks (the gym sock version) using the yarn from Farmer's Daughter Fibers sock squad. And then I am hoping to make a Hinterland Dress from that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2021 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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I have been making this favorite things list for EIGHT YEARS. Here is the first one when I was TWENTY-SIX. The gist is I try to share a number of "things" that were new to me/made me happy/bettered my life/etc... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2021 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Just two garment projects planned this month! I plan to use my February sock squad yarn (from Farmer's Daughter Fibers) to knit a pair of Hello Sailor socks (the gym sock version). And then I would love to finally use... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2021 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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I was hoping to finish three tops in January and I ended up finishing two and knitting two pairs of socks instead. Absolutely hyped though with what I got done. The cardigan is the Cocoknits Sarah cardigan in bright blue... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2021 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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It's puzzle season! Normally, I borrow them from my library (they have an awesome puzzle exchange program) but our local libraries are closed for browsing due to Covid, so I am window shopping for more to do. Here's a round... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2021 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Last July I shared six books I read and loved in the first half of 2020 and I am back with six more favorites (all fiction this time!). My goal last year was to read 100 books; I ended up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2021 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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When I pulled out our decorations in November, I felt like my walls could use a few more Christmas pieces. The first idea was easy, fill the hallway frames with printable art. The second was a bit more tedious...cross-stitch...something. I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2020 at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe