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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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Happy 2017! I stitched this little Gudetama when we were in Japan. He was the mascot of our trip and I'm going to try and be a little more lazy like him in 2017. He also suffers from chronic depression...

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The two younger girls were a bit bored yesterday and so they found this DIY over on Sea Lemon, went outside and got some rocks, and asked to go to the craft store to get some pots. My only involvement...

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I finished this little piece when we were in Japan and have I all wrapped ready to be received. Portland is still playing catch-up with all the snow closures last week and many of my purchases have been delayed in...

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I started and finished this little brooch last night and and am so happy with how it turned out. I used mostly crewel wool and then a little cotton floss for the detailing. It's on linen, stretched onto the clever...

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There has been a whole lot of reading in the house this year. I usually do a family best-of list, but this year I am doing it by kid. We still love our books from the 1st and 2nd edition...

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I made more pincushions this year to give as gifts. I made some last year, too. These are simpler. They are backed with wool felt. I am always looking to use up supplies during the holidays. I bought the coolest...

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I have been getting more holiday orders from my Etsy shop, which is wonderful! I have little sheer bags I tuck gifts into, and can add a little card (all for free) so please let me know if it's a...

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It's been a crazy 2 weeks around here. The ballet shows just ended and now we are on to the rest of the holiday season, which should be pretty mellow. My two eldest dancers were in this show and they...

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favorite kid gifts, 7th edition Here's the 2016 favorite kid gifts list. This year I tried to focus on the toys we have that interest a large age span, ones that I loved as a girl, and made sure we...

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Sadie and I are back from Japan and it was amazing. It's hard to sum it up in words. I took a ton of photos and at the end of each day I did an audio-to-text dump in Evernote so...

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I made these charms last night with Lydia instead of dealing with my epic to-do list. Sadie and I leave for Japan tomorrow for 2 weeks and writing down the schedule for the other two girls— carpools, rehearsals, gymnastics, and...

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I have been designing/sewing up a storm the last few weeks getting ready for the girls' holiday ballet production. It's been so fun and a lot of work. This is for The Portland Ballet's piece Gift Box, by Anne Mueller....

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We made some spooky peg dolls last week. I never tire of making these. I helped, but it was pretty much all Lydia. We have been watching some scarey movies to get in the mood—The Addams Family, Something Wicked This...

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Every few months I print out covers of the books the girls read so they can glue them in their book journal and take notes and keep track of what they have read. So many of our books come from...

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I found this very short video on making a chile mocha and it looked delicious. It's much more photo-styled than my version, but whatever. I had no whipped cream. It was still delicious. I think the spice mix they they...

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A bit back I was making paper mache shrines with the girls and had so much fun, I couldn't stop making them. I was debating what to put in mine and realized they would be perfect for displaying jewelry after...

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