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angry chicken

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The world seems to have gone bonkers. And the eclipse is coming up so Portland has gone a bit crazy because we are so close to the path of totality. That sound like a book title. The Path of Totality....

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I'm not sure how hot it is here today. My phone says 102°. It feels about 115°. We have no AC. At all. Long story, but our windows don't easily take window units and central air is a big "thing"...

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I randomly picked this book up at the library There is No Good Card for This, and can't put it down. This been a hard year for our family, lots of health stuff and schedule stuff and lots of big...

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I am very excited to be selling 2 new products in my etsy shop! A Cleansing Oil and Facial Toner. Both 100% organic. They smell amazing and are luxurious to use. I have always washed my face with a custom...

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We learned about Paul Klee's puppets recently and they were new to me. They were mentioned only in passing, in a video or a book, I can't remember which, but he made them for his son. I am completely obsedssed...

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The jello cake I linked to in my last post was made for the 4th of July. It was really fun to make, but was pretty much a fail. We were able to get a good slice out of the...

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This project is hibernating. For now. I did finish up some embroidery work at the beach recently and should have brought this project as well but instead started and almost finished The Nix, which is a very thick book. I'm...

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This is a shot from the Portland Fjällräven shop. It makes me so very happy. This is a popular stop when we are at Lovejoy Bakers or the Tea Bar. I'm in a sewing jag right now. I have a...

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I wish we lived closer to bakeshop or some of the cafes that sold bakeshop items. Maybe I don't. Maybe it's a good thing we don't live closer. Anyhoo, these items are from there, and they were delicious. Summer has...

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I made some kinpira gobo a bit ago and it was a huge success. I was at Uwajimaya and saw the burdock root and remembered the dish and how delicious it was. Thanks to you tube, I made it. I...

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I am working on a new decorating project in the living room. I took down our embroidery wall and am putting up a plant wall. I loved seeing our needlework everyday, but I needed a change and have been really...

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I have had this lovely lightweight throw for a few years and it was getting pretty damaged by cat claws and general life wear. It's lightweight cotton that's been hand quilted. I tucked it away and then realized I would...

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We have been spending a lot of money at bubble tea places ( Tea Bar, Tea Chai Té, Bubble and Tea,) so I started making my own. It wasn't really on my radar years ago because all the bubble tea...

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I casted on again and made this last week. It's so cold here I have already worn it a lot. I'm on the fence about blocking this type of thing. A wet block is what I am questioning. Maybe a...

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This project was from a kit I bought at For Yarn's Sake at the Rose City Yarn Crawl 2016. I bought another kit at the yarn crawl this year, from the same shop, and couldn't start it until I finished...

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A couple years ago I was out to dinner with a close friend, exactly my age, who was wearing Laurel Burch earrings. She kept them from the 80s. I had totally forgotten about Laurel Burch but when I was in...

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We finally made it out to Oyatsupan a bit back. It was delicious. The we went again about a week later and I thought they would have the same items, but they didn't. There were different ones available, which was...

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I have a decent to-do list going right now and I'm trying to hack away at it before adding new distracting crafts and projects. I finally finished the Japan photo album from our trip in October. It's shipping right now....

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I had a great time visiting some yarn shops last weekend during the Rose City Yarn Crawl. I only went to two shops, I usually go to about 4, but I still had fun. I spent less money this year...

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On a lazy day a bit back I gathered up some stray hair barrettes and nail polish and fancied these up. They have held up pretty well. We have been wearing them for about a month. The teal one is...

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It's snowing right now. Again. We had some sun yesterday, but not now. And we had record rainfall this month. We have some flooding in our house, a broken backdoor, a wet/dry vacuum that now needs to stay in our...

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I have been stitching a lot lately. I was working on some pieces when we were in Japan and came home so inspired by I was seeing over there. Instagram has kept me going, especially ant sally who I have...

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We can't seem to shake the winter colds since some of us got the flu a bit back. One or two of us seem to always have a sore throat, runny nose, and low energy. Not enough to be in...

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I made this washi tape holder last week for my middle child and it was one of the most satisfying projects I have done in a long time. I found the wood square at craftware house, white-washed it with acrylic...

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We went over to say goodbye to Happy Knits last week. This Portland yarn shop will be so missed. We picked up some yarn for Lydia and then went over to Oui Presse and got some toast on their homemade...

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I finally made it over to Solabee after seeing some lovely images of it on IG. it's a dreamy little floral shop that sells lovely pots and crystals along with house plants. I have a mixed relationship with house plants....

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We were in NW in between snow episodes and I took the girls to Escape to NY pizza. I have been taking them there since they were little because that's where I always went. It's exactly the same. Exactly. Like...

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This was taken from before all the crazy. Before the weather and the travel and the bad head cold (flu?) I currently have. A bit of a gripe—I've noticed at very fancy coffee shops, which I LOVE, often my drinks...

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I got this rice seasoning at Uwajamiya a bit back and it is delicious and so cute! see the little purple flowers? Adorable. So, the snow has been crazy. Pete was in China all last week for work so when...

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These photos are from our beach trip right after Christmas. The tide was so far in there wasn't much beach for walking. There were my favorite fish tacos from Local Ocean Seafoods however, which has the best seafood in Newport,...

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