Thoughts on Limes and Photos

Today was a busy day in kid world. Taking both kids shopping this morning for groceries and for supplies that needed to go to school with the older kid in the afternoon, getting things put away and the little one off to play while I took the bigger one to school and stayed in the… 

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The Decision to Expand a Family

Family size is so personal. How many kids are right for your family, if you want kids at all? How do you know when you’re “done”? What do you do if you want a larger family and can’t make it happen by traditional means? And what happens if you decide you want another, have it,… 

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What I made for #3: Rainbow Quilt

I don’t think it’ll come as a surprise to anyone who’s been reading this blog for any amount of time that my favorite color is rainbow (minus violet).  So when it came time to make a quilt for baby #3’s crazy colorful nursery, the pattern was a no brainer. I’ve had this AMH Pastry Line… 

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Have a Geeky Valentines Day!

So, my husband is a pretty big geek (but in the best way possible).  He clued me in to this thing called the internet and makes sure it is constantly available in our house via some kind of invisible floating wire or something.  Without him, I’d be writing this blog post on a typewriter.  He… 

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Going Back to the Source

About two years ago I started reading Obsessively Stitching. Care convinced me to join an I Spy swap and I dove into this quilt. Which this baby and her sister loved then, and still use daily. Two swaps of my own later I decided to combine my love for I Spy, Spoonflower and fabric selection… 

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What I made for #3: Reupholstered Glider

In the interest of future, differently chromosomed offspring, everything I bought for baby girl #1 was gender neutral.  But when I found out that our 3rd and final baby was yet again a big old double X, I went girl-print crazy. You already saw the formerly-green-carseat-turned-floral-liberty-print.  Now let me show you the formerly-blue-gingham-glider-turned-floral-AMH-print.  (florals and… 

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The Best Part of the Fancy Hotel

Sharing a hotel room for Alt with a bloggy friend who was also escaping the mommy routine was lots of fun. She took advantage of the spa, we both enjoyed room service, the huge beautiful bathroom with two separate vanities so that we each had our own makeup/hair space, turndown service and the fact that… 

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Worth Every Bit of Effort: Alt, Part III

So I’ve told you all about getting to the conference, the days packed with meeting people and learning lots and a few nuggets of silliness here. There’re a few things left to say about Saturday and Sunday. Here goes. Saturday’s schedule was an add-on. Friday’s closing keynote and mini-parties had wrapped things up officially. On… 

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Worth Every Bit of Effort: Alt, Part II

So yesterday I began my Alt experience story, telling about Wednesday and Thursday. Let’s see if I can summarize Friday and Saturday. Friday morning began with a bit of breakfast with new friend Ania from The New Diplomat’s Wife. She’s also from the DC area and has lived overseas, and we got to chat about… 

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Worth Every Bit of Effort: Alt, Part I

Siiiiiiiiiigh. I think I’ve been back from the Altitude Design Summit long enough to finally write about it. And it’s so lengthy, I’m going to post it in two parts. I’m not one who can write while I’m still overwhelmed with the moment. And after I came home, the moment lingered. I’m not sure where… 

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