A friend and I were talking about baby essentials the other day. She had read an extensive list and was skeptical that one needed all of it. It made me think of my own list, and while the list changes for everyone, and even sometimes between babies, this one worked for us; a Maus’s view […]
A balance bike or runbike was on our list of things we wanted to get for our children. When I found a practically brand new one on Kijiji a mere 20 minute drive away we bought it right away (or rather, Mausi’s Auntie M did for her Christmas present the year she was 2).
Two years ago, the summer after we moved in, I found this table and four accompanying chairs on Kijiji for a song.
It had been years since anything was done to it, and the top had the oddest coating on top. It was fine when it was dry, but […]
We’ve been having such fun in the garden this year. Perhaps it is because Maus and Cub, now 4½ and 2, are playing so well together outside. Perhaps it is the extra two garden boxes we built. Perhaps it is because the kids love helping water and are excited […]
I had grand plans for teacher’s gifts this year. I had intended for Maus and I to make some sort of treat involving strawberries, but I didn’t pick up my flat of strawberries until Wednesday evening, and Thursday was the last day of school. Needless to say, last minute baking the night before just wasn’t […]
After the never-ending winter, spring and summer seem to be moving along so quickly…
I can hardly believe that it is CSA time again! It seems like just yesterday that our farmer was sending out the spring newsletters giving us a farm and planting update…and now it is already time to bring in some spring […]
Spring is finally here, and this last week-end saw the bike trailer put back together and the kids and I out for a ride. Granted, it wasn’t a long ride, but just long enough to put the tired 2-year old to sleep for his nap. It was nice to be out on my bike again.
As I was knitting Cub’s birthday sweater Maus would periodically check on the progress, and mention, while doing so, that she would like another sweater as well. Pink, she would say. I thought the Sunday Sweater pattern would be a good one to do, […]
My dad stopped by several weeks ago with a very special treasure. A collection of old cardboard boxes and cigarillo tins, each filled with buttons. Old buttons. Special buttons. Cards of matching buttons for suit jackets carefully cut from buffalo horn. Lovely creamy white and iridescent buttons handmade from shells. […]
A while ago Mausi’s papa gave me this book as a present, “Les couleurs francaises” by Yoshiko Tsukiori. I’ve long admired the styles in the Japanese dress books I had seen, and this book is particularly nice as it has both women’s and girls’ patterns in one book. An Easter dress seemed […]
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