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Small Adventures

I've been feeling hopeful lately. Maybe it's because I finally broke down and started reading FiveThirtyEight again after swearing off polls forever in 2016. Maybe it's the warmth and coziness of the season, as the leaves fall and the days get shorter. I've spent so much time dreading a pandemic winter, but now? If it… Continue reading Small Adventures

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Mildly Optimistic

Hello friends! I hope you are safe and well. It's hard to believe it's almost the end of August. I am currently in the midst of another August 31st deadline (how is it nearly the end of another fiscal year?!) I had a pretty long work week this past week, and have to get to… Continue reading Mildly Optimistic

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FO – Yoga Pants

The past several weekends, I've woken up feeling sad. Not wanting to be idle, I decided to find an activity that I could lose myself in. Something meditative and soothing, but an activity that I could finish faster for instant gratification. Enter sewing. I've documented my sewing attempts on and off the past several years… Continue reading FO – Yoga Pants

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San Francisco 2020

Good morning friends! This morning, I wanted to share my San Francisco trip from February with you. It's taken me awhile to find the motivation for this post. I think I needed some time to unpack this trip, especially in light of the pandemic. I felt sad thinking about it at the beginning, but now… Continue reading San Francisco 2020

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Memorial Day Weekend

Hello friends! If you are in the states, Happy Memorial Day. We have the day off today, which is so nice. I don't know what to do with all this unstructured time. I simultaneously want to do all the things and do nothing. I realized that I hadn't had a proper day off (not counting… Continue reading Memorial Day Weekend

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Weekend Makes – Earl Grey Wrap

Happy Sunday, friends!  I hope you all are doing well! I had a good week.  It was a very quiet week at work, the quietest since...I can't even remember.  I am grateful for it.  Yesterday we decided to go for a little hike in a nearby park, since I desperately needed a change of pace… Continue reading Weekend Makes – Earl Grey Wrap

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New Weekend Routines

Happy Sunday friends! I hope you all had a nice weekend.  Yesterday was Husband's birthday.  I made him a special birthday dinner of baked chicken (coated in spicy breadcrumbs, yummm), Parmesan and spinach orzo, and a cake! Side note, I have not baked a cake in forever, so it came out dry and the frosting… Continue reading New Weekend Routines

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FO – Jenny Wren Cowl

Good morning friends! If you celebrate, happy Easter! I do not, but I have the perfect pastel cowl to share with you this morning for the occasion. This is the Jenny Wren Cowl from Little Box of Crochet! This box is from (::cough::) October 2017. Any pictures of its contents are on my digital camera,… Continue reading FO – Jenny Wren Cowl

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Going Inward

Today is my second wedding anniversary.  Last year we celebrated our anniversary in Seattle.  This year we'd been planning on another anniversary trip, but...well, you know how that story ends. This is a Studio MME kit (she's since rebranded as Poplush Embroidery and has retired her skylines/landscapes kits.) I purchased this kit from the Elliot… Continue reading Going Inward