On Top of the World

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Last week my husband and oldest son experienced a trip of a lifetime. They spent 10 days backpacking over 75 miles with 40 pound packs at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. That’s my son on top of Mt. Baldy, elevation 12,441 feet!   While they were away I had some quality time with ...
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Felted Wristlet Tutorial: Warm Hands, Warm Heart

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Each night at the dinner table my husband, two teen boys and I hold hands for a brief moment of thanks. Our 14 year old has the chilliest hands, to which I say, “Cold hands, warm heart.” He furrows his brow and I shrug, “It’s just an expression.” The saying does fit ...
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food and family

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Crystal Palace Mini Mochi 2 – color stripe socks Yesterday, Thanksgiving, was the first day that I didn’t work AT ALL since…maybe August? Boy, was that nice. Good food, family, knitting and watching the 80’s movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles, what could be better? ...
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Halloweens past

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It’s hard to believe that Halloween is almost here…again! It’s a popular and busy time of year for us, as we are very much a DIY costume family. Recently the boys were reminiscing about costumes in the past. These are some of our favorites! Werewolf, 2008 The werewolf began ...
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rest, relax, reset

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This past Thursday I turned in my manuscript for the book that I’ve been working on for the past too-many months. Yippee! In honor of that immense accomplishment, we left for a 4 day camping trip to Deep Creek Lake State Park in Maryland. We canoed, hiked, had yummy camp food and slept in ...
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