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a successful first party for Baby A

We are back and I'm so very behind.  Ashlyn's party went off perfectly.  My friends and gracious hosts Paul & Kat didn't bat an eye when 25 people (half of them children) squeezed into their home and I am so grateful for having been able to feel at home so many miles away.  It was […]

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my proud little homeowner

  A couple of weeks ago, Evyn was flipping through her National Geographic for Kids magazine and came upon a "gingerbread" house she just had to make.  Fond of the magazine-inspired creative process myself, I was anxious to help her vision come true.  The magazine featured fancy gumdrops and smarties and pretty coconut flakes, and […]

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birthday linens

So, someone is turning one year old soon.  I know – EEK!  Per tradition, we will be going to Nashville just before Thanksgiving to celebrate with friends and family.  Which means I need to whip up a set of birthday linens.  These are the fabrics I've chosen for her (including a bit of green you can barely […]

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halloween, part 2

I bet you think that as a crafty, creative person, and amateur sew-er, I have a hayday with Halloween.  I don't. Maybe it's because I'm usually busy planning for other things…Evyn's birthday, now Ashlyn's birthday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  Halloween just gets totally squeezed out.  I'm sure as the girls get older, their enthusiasm will motivate […]

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