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New Technology

There are some things that I resist by digging my feet in and yelling at the top of my lungs, "No! No! No!" Just like a two year old. Technology, for the most part, is one of them. I have resisted the whole "smart phone" thing for quite awhile now. I've seen how it can take over people's lives and I didn't want to become someone that always has their face in a phone. Recently, though, curiosity has gotten the better of me. So here I am, updating my blog on a phone. I honestly never thought it would come to this. The apps., though, the apps. got me in the end. I mean, come on, isn't this photo so cool!

New Technology

Like mother like daughter, right!


Note to Self

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Note to Self:  You would really be happier if you would organize this shelving unit in the playroom better.  You know, make it nicer to look at. . . tidy it up a bit. . . throw some things away.  You stare at it all day long and it makes you want to gouge your eyeballs out.   The fabric strips have been sitting up on top there for a year.  Either make the darn quilt or hire someone that will.   Deal with it and life will look brighter.  In fact, this whole room could use some help.  Idea:  Ask Lizzie to come over and leave her alone in the room for, oh, a few hours.  Tell her you have to run to the store for some milk.  It might work.

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Your dining table is not a permanent storage solution!  (Yes, we eat dinner in the playroom.  Don't ask.  It's a small house.)  Consider these before photos.  I'm in a serious decluttering mood.  I'm drowning in kid "stuff" (polite term) and need to dig my way out before it's just a lost cause and I need to call the POD people.  Stay tuned.


New Fav.

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Totally store bought, but hey it's awesome.  And it would take me like six hundred years to knit this myself.  So sometimes, it's money well spent.  My Mother wanted a photo.  So, here it is in all it's glory.  My new favorite thing that I promise to try not to wear everyday.  Even though I have it on right this minute and wore it like. . .  oh. . .  yesterday.


Winter in Minnesota

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Inspired to knit this sweater by my favorite blogger Alicia Paulson.  So close to being done . . . my fingers are just itching to finish it.  Alas, so little knitting time in my day, and, frankly, too many projects on the needles at once.  Although, I did finish my brother's hat.  Even if I didn't manage to get it in the mail yet.  Sorry Josh!  If I could just get my kiddos to pretend I'm on vacation. . . hmmm. . .  there's got to be a way to make that happen.  It makes me think of that minivan commercial where the mom has "time-outs" in the driveway in her bathrobe with her coffee and fuzzy slippers.  I can't tell you how many times I've thought of that!