around here // real life home edition

May 12, 2014

My home is far from where I want it to be, but it’s cozy and in general it makes me happy. It stays pretty clean because I’m a “tidy as you go” kind of person, but nevertheless it’s not usually picture perfect. I decided to take some photos of our most used spaces with evidence of real life in them. I think this is the kind of thing that I will really want to remember down the road, not how everything looked perfectly styled. This is our only eating table. More often than not you’ll find that cushion on the floor because that’s Meredith’s seat and she hates the cushion. Here is our counter peninsula, aka the dumping ground. I…
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link roundup / 2

May 9, 2014

Today I’m sharing some stuff I found around the internet. Enjoy! > somehow I always end up with more craft supplies than I need. It’d be fun to take this crash course to get ideas on how to use up what I have. > a lovely anecdote + thoughts about eating at the table, something that is so important to me. > did you know that Craftsy offers some free mini classes? I didn’t! I signed up for the basic quiltmaking one. > something serious for you if you’re up for it: a raw and honest update my friend Nora wrote on her feelings of grief as she processes her mother’s death. > and something totally not serious: hamsters eating tiny burritos. Ahhhh…
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goodbye eddie

May 8, 2014

This morning I woke up to find that our dog Eddie had died sometime in the night. We are sad. As you may know, Eddie has been struggling with severe anxiety for the last several months since Cleo died. We had been trying everything we could possibly think of to help her and I thought we were on the right track, but in the last week she relapsed and became destructive to our house and furnishings. We don’t blame her; we know she was suffering and didn’t know how to deal with it. It’s possible that she was physically sick but we were unaware. She had been checked by the vet and there wasn’t anything obviously wrong other than her…
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printing photos for project life

May 7, 2014

Today I want to talk about the options of printing photos for Project Life. When you commit to doing this you really need to figure out what works best for you, because you are going to be printing a lot of photos and if you figure out how to stay on top of it you’ll be well on your way to keeping up. In my opinion it’s OVER half the battle. I’ve tried a bunch of different routes and they all have benefits and drawbacks, so let’s discuss. Mail delivery One option is to use an online service to have your photos shipped to you. Many companies offer this; I have done it before using Snapfish and I’ve heard that the quality of…
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whole person health : starting out

May 6, 2014

I consider myself a fairly healthy person overall, but some areas are definitely better than others. After having my second baby and changing jobs I really felt a change within myself. The extra time in my day and the lower-stress job I’m at now have made me feel like I have a whole new life. I really want to make the most of it. There are some habits that are very important to me that I haven’t been doing since before I had kids, and that needs to change because the kids aren’t going anywhere (I hope)! Anyway, I’ve been making some adjustments in my life and have more planned to become a healthier, more whole person overall. I want to…
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