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Turning thirty-three & sewing an Orchards Dress

My birthday was at the end of September, and I typically like to reflect on my life (at whatever age I am) each year on my birthday. We don't have extravagent birthday celebrations, but with each birthday in our family, we try to make the day feel...

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Local September fun

We've been up to some fun things over the past few weeks, and I figured it was time for a little catch up!

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Corran cardigan, finished

Several weeks ago, I finished a new cardigan! This project was the first time I've done an all over lace pattern, as well as the first time I've made a drop shoulder construction cardigan.

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Life lately, early September 2023

Today, the air felt different. Cooler and more crisp. Filled with anitcipation. The last several weeks since my last "life lately" post, have been filled with a lot of summery fun and they've felt full. I might be getting ahead of myself, since it...

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Ten years of us

I'm a little late in sharing this, but we had a belated anniversary date planned and I wanted to share a bit about our celebration.

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Anticipation and contentment

I'm eager to discuss my love of the seasons–all of them. The first snowfall and a fresh blanket, over all things, juxtaposed with the warmth and welcome of a snug home. The newness and hope of spring, the many firsts of blooms and barefeet in...

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The five senses of August

Seeing – big ombre hydrangea blooms, Nicholas sanding his former desk out in the yard, Finn climbing into every basket and onto every surface in the house.

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Life lately, late July 2023

Looking back at my recent posts, I realized it has been a long time since I wrote a little post about "life lately." I've written about things in our life, yes, like Cooper turning four, a visit to our friends in Bloomington, a visit from my family,...

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Creativity check, late July 2023

As July comes to a close, I wanted to check in and share some recent projects I've been working on, as well as a few that I've completed. I also wanted to share some creative-focused podcasts I've been enjoying, and some musings about crafting in...

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A family visit in July

A few weekends ago, my parents and brother drove down from Minnesota to visit. It had been a few months since we had last seen them, when they visited back in April, and we all wanted to celebrate a belated birthday for Cooper!

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A weekend at Wilderlove Farm

Last month, we finally made the trip down to the Bloomington area in Southern Indiana to visit our friends Maeve and Kyle, on their farm! Maeve has visited us a few times, but this was our first time to Bloomington to see their home and their farm,...

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In the garden, late June 2023

I decided that I was very overdue in writing about this year's garden. I've mentioned it here and there, but now that much more is happening, per say, I'll share some more!

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Cooper is four!

I can hardly believe that our first baby turned four this past week. Each year spent with him is a gift.

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A beach trip, a year later

It's been a year since my dear mother-in-law passed away. A year of us missing her, remembering her, wishing to tell her things, smiling at stories and memories and videos of her.

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Life lately, June 2023

It's been awhile since my last little "life catchup," so I decided to fill in with how we've been filling our days. Summer weather is definitely here, but in the best way. A few really hot days aside, we've had so many beautiful days in the low to...

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A spring visit to Texas

Seeing as we moved back to the midwest when I was entering my third trimester of pregnancy with Cooper – and we haven't visited since – a trip to Texas was overdue! We booked flights and arranged days to meet up with friends and got ready to show...

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Creativity check and finished projects, late May 2023

I've been fairly prolific (by my own standards) lately in terms of sewing and knitting and I figured it was time to share some of them! With spring and summery weather, I always feel a shift in terms of my creativity. I still want to knit with wool,...

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Life lately, early May 2023

It's been awhile since a "life lately" post where I write about all the little bits and pieces of our life. This spring has been a rather cold one, but just this past weekend, we are seeing much warmer temperatures and the weather seems to be...

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Gathering and remembering in Ohio

As I mentioned in this recent post, sorrow and joy often intermingle. While my family was visiting recently, we got the news that Nicholas' grandpa passed away.

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A spring visit with family

This past weekend, my parents and my brother drove down from Minnesota to visit us. We wanted to spend time together, and also celebrate my brother's birthday and a belated Finn's birthday.

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A bittersweet spring

With the changing of the seasons, I'm reminded that sorrow and joy can exist alongside each other, and they often do.

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Kerti sweater, finished

Just in time for summery temperatures this week, I've finished a sweater in a dreamy, lightweight wool. I've set a new personal record for sweater knitting, start-to-finish with this one.

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Spring joys

The transition of winter to spring feels more exciting to me with each passing year. Maybe it's the longer daylight hours, maybe it signifies entering a season of getting outside with more ease, maybe because all that's been tucked away for the...

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Creativity check and finished projects, spring 2023

Spring is here! And with it, I find myself wanting to start all kinds of new projects, but I've been holding onto some self control and trying to wrap up my current projects, somewhat successfully. Since my last check-in, I've finished a few...

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Finn is one!

We've been in the throes of sickness for the last week and a half, so I'm late in writing this post, but we had a very special birthday in our family this past week.

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