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Little loving rituals

Years ago, back in the days of being Nicholas' girlfriend, I bought a book called What Happy Couples Do: The Loving Little Rituals of Romance. I think this was before we had said "I love you" to each other and I remember thinking some of the rituals mentioned by real-life couples were mildly scandalous, since we weren't married yet. But what resonated with me about this book was the celebration of little (usually simple) rituals in a marriage or friendship. So many of them are simple enough, and yet are sacred in a way, as they are unique to that relationship...

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Strawberries

Not all that's easy is good, and not all that is good is "easy."Yesterday, we piled two babies and three adults into one car, and headed out to Hill Country to pick strawberries. My friend Katie was wedged in the back with both babies, while my friend Jessica drove, and I rode up front.It was a breezy 65 degrees when we arrived at the berry farm, and we got there early enough to find plenty of berries...

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Toaster #2 sweater, finished

I did it. After owning a serger since Christmas, I finally overcame my fear of the serger and put it to good use. And in the process, I made the coziest sweatshirt (sweater)? I'm not sure what to call my Toaster #2 sweater, but I do know that I love how it turned out.There was a lot of "prep work" for this project: research high quality serger thread, research how to thread a serger, research how to adjust tension on a serger, and practice sewing on scraps first, plus tracing and cutting out the pattern pieces...

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Creative grace & works in progress, spring 2018

As is my custom peridically, here's a little snapshot of my current creative endeavors. It helps me stay organized and motivated to see everything in one place, including finished projects, works-in-progress, and future project planning.Knitting:Finished:Mavis baby hatWorks in-progress:My scrappy socks, which have only seen a few rows knit here and there, but should get some more attention once the swoncho is done.My Ninilchik swoncho is well on it's way to being finished...

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Favorite things, spring 2018 edition

Sometimes there are little things in my life that I want to share that don't necessarily fit into a larger blog post. And so, that's where these list-y type posts come into play. Plus, I love lists. Here are some things that I'm loving as of late:Roasting veggies...

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