Monthly Archives: June 2017

Crane Top

When I was 13 years old, I spent 4 weeks in Spain. I spent most of my free time with the two older girls I was living with (they were 19 and 22 I think). We went shopping a lot.

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Photo Monday – Prospect Park Never Gets Old

Yesterday was a gorgeous day in the park.  Hot, not too humid, and with a lovely wind. We walked without a goal in mind and somehow ended up at Smorgasburg for a treat before heading back toward home. The animals

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Photo Monday – Fathers’ Day

I took the girls to a pottery painting place to make something for their father. E chose a picture frame so V had to choose the exact same picture frame. There were 3 or 4 different ones but nope. Same

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Photo Monday – The Stuff That Grows

In case my previous posts haven’t made this obvious, we don’t exactly have green thumbs around here. M always starts out with good intentions, thinking he’ll water the plants. I know we won’t. The roof has full Sun and gets

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Shawls Totally Work for Summer

Even in wool like this one. It was warm when we took the pictures and I felt fine (except for when M had me face the Sun and I had to try not to squint but that has nothing to

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Photo Monday – The Old Backyard

Or what I really wanted to name this post: *&%$@*# mosquitoes! So, umm, yeah. M ran the half marathon in Ottawa on May 28. My sister and father ran it too and I herded the kids as best I could

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Ikat Shirtdress

I seem to be on a using-my-precious-fabrics spree. This one is ikat from Cloth House again. Cotton, I think. What makes ikat special is that the pattern is planned before weaving. With the help of a bit of math, areas

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