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Being his mama

This was my first mother's day with a babe in my arms. Last year, Cooper was constantly kicking in utero, making us smile. We filled our weekends with preparations for him, and little did we know how special that tiny person was. How special this little life is...

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Mother's day knitted gifts

Dubbed as such by my mom upon receipt. ;) They are her colors, and the minute I saw this yarn, I wanted to knit something for her with it. She wears handknit socks all the time and sends me photos of them, so of course, I will happily continue to knit her socks. DetailsFor more details, see my ravelry project pageSize: 56 stitches, for approximately a women's mediumNeedles: US 1, which is not my usual sock needle...

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My mug collection (a mini tour)

Anyway, as frivolous as this may seem, I thought it would be fun to photograph (nearly all of) my mug collection and share a tiny tidbit about each mug. There are some I love for black coffee specifically, some I use only for tea. Some slightly larger, perfect for adding whole milk or half and half, if it's one of those days. They're not perfect, and a few have persistent coffee stains (I think baking soda would remove those? But for now, they're there)...

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Continue to sing

I want to live in a state of mind (and heart) where I can appreciate new and exciting things, and venture beyond our at-home normal (when it is safe, practical, and loving to others to do so), but not at the cost of losing a love for the ordinary, for the typical, for the regular.Enamored by the paths of sunlight streaming into interior rooms, making patches on the wall, Cooper discovering his shadow.Making sourdough brownies (and then insufficiently baking them and not realizing it until later). Consequently, then baking a sour cream vanilla cake from Food52 as a redemption bake (as you do)...

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