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round about: kindness elves & snowflake runners

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This week, I have but one goal: get all the important things done so that I can take a vacation. As a freelance designer and blogger, it hit me the other day that I never take one, ever! So that’s it, my master plan this Christmas is to give myself a gift that only I can: […]

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round about: frosting trees & hand-held galaxies

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November is drawing to a close and all I can think about is stuffing and gravy. Maybe a few random thoughts for cranberries, and then a lot of ruminating about pumpkin pie. Yes, this week included lots of other things: working in my new studio space, starting to volunteer at Birdie’s school, wrapping up some freelance […]

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round about: sassy treat buckets & a kiddie haunted house

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I think it’s been proven that the moment you relax after a stressful time is the time you’re more likely to get sick. If it hasn’t been proven, I have some compelling evidence to offer up after this past week! It was going to be a much calmer, quieter week of catching up on some minor […]

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round about: knit ketchup & leafy butterflies

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The best part of this week is happening this afternoon. All the other days were pretty standard fair, with school, work, sleep, whining, hugs, and all the other things that go with being a mom and a boss lady. But today, Birdie is dancing with the St. Paul Ballet. Ok, so, it’s through an artist-in-residence […]

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round about: olfactory skin & sequined walls

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Well, as of this week, I’ve officially decided it’s too late to catch up any time this year. I’ll start fresh in 2016. But from now until Christmas, I can tell you right now I’ll be flitting from one deadline/crisis to the next! Ah the holidays, gotta love’em, right? So many great projects to get […]

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round about: two-sided lollipops & geometric kiwi birds

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Every time I think I’ve learned my lesson, I catch myself falling into old habits. Right now, it has everythign to do withm y workload, procrastination, and learning to say no. Anyone else have this problem? I’m trying really hard to not think of that quote about the definition of insanity: doing the same thing […]

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round about: rikisha & midsummer maidens

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How did this first week of September disappear on me? On the plus side, I finally feel like i got something done, but of course on the other side, it wasn’t enough. Is it ever enough? I think I’ll go get back to it! Meanwhile, round about the internet: Because I’m still in love with […]

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round about: wayward sheep & balloon crowns

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This last week of our summer vacation started out very bland, but I think we turned it around yesterday with a whirlwind trip to the Minnesota State Fair. I cannot believe how much we crammed into about 3 hours of time – because in the end we had to rush out of there to get […]

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round about: painted gum & rainbow brite

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So last week about this time I think I was telling all of you I’m not ready for school to start yet. Well, I’ve changed my mind. We’ve had cool temperatures all week, Birdie has been home all day every day, and all I can think about is warm tea, fall decorations, and a quiet […]

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round about: mpls design & shooting rubber bands

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The highlights of my week were definitely not the two days Birdie was home sick from day camp, nor was it the sinking feeling that I was getting sick too. It also wasn’t the feeling that I should have been working much harder than I was able to. Nope. Instead the highlights of my week were taking […]

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round about: bookspine poetry & blocks for guitars

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Another week of summer is slipping away, and with it so goes July too. Are you ready for the end of summer county fairs and back to school prep? Nah, I’m not either. Let’s drown ourselves in these links instead, and pretend summer is forever. Meanwhile, round about the internet: The easiest way to get […]

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round about: floating donuts & diy tea parties

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Sometimes at the end of the week, the outcome can surprise you. I thought it was just an average week. But thanks to a slightly lighter workload, and a flipped daily schedule (due to Birdie’s day camp), the two of us girls actually spent the week with a ton of quality time. So much so, that […]

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round about: pom pom ice cream & flamingo donuts

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What a week! I think I celebrated my 40th birthday about as best as I possibly could. And being on the other side of it, 40 isn’t bad at all. I’m doing just fine. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse for everyoe to tell me how young I look, which I’ll take – even if it’s […]

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round about: kid car hacks & virtual summer camps

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We’re in the thick of it now, aren’t we? Summer camps, summer road trips, the boredom of our children, the hot sun, and all those other summer things that keep us occupied. And yet our regular lives are still there demanding our attention too: workloads, house cleaning, to-do lists, and responsibilities. Why is it every […]

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round about: little baby nests & rubber ferris wheels

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I think the problem with being a grown up in the summer is that you really just want to be a kid again. No responsibilities, no schedule, no clocks. Nothing to stop you until twilight. That’s got to be the reason why, every summer, I find myself wishing I could just stop working until September. […]

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