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round about: pink ukuleles & eraser skeletons

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Some people like to summarize things in a journal: one sentence a day, or week, or whatever. I’m realizing that these Round About posts I do every week have become my journal of sorts. But what’s creeping me out is how many times I sit here, writing this post, astruggling to remember what happened in […]

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round about: a pom pom halloween & some pregnant dolls

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You know that cliche that talks about the small things mattering the most? I know it’s true, and yet, I ignore it all the time. But I’m realizing the best part of my week was yesterday afternoon. I spent that time brushing a toy horse’s hair, reorganizing Birdie’s doll crib, and helping her find the […]

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round about: old timey costumes & illustrated pen pals

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This is actually the first week in some time that flew by without my knowledge. The slower summer pace has clearly been cleared away by autumn breezes and (more likely) fall schedules. School, swim classes, piano lessons (yay piano lessons!!!), school picture day, work, and planning ahead for the holiday season on the blog are […]

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round about: foreverphones and lowly worm

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I often sit down to write these round about posts, and realize I’m drawing a complete blank on what actually happened in my own life for the past 5 days. Isn’t that nuts? Here we are pretending to live in the moment and yet I can’t remember a single one. Luckily, when I slowed my […]

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round about: rainbow implements & shallow boxes

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Well, this week started out with a bang. While my husband and daughter were off in the wilds of Northern Wisconsin (3 hours away, or so), I managed to accidentally overdose on one of my medications. Yep. Two of my meds are pills of the exact same size and color. I grabbed the wrong bottle, […]

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round about: a king kong polar bear
& a washi tape label maker

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Temperatures are cooling a bit, school routines are becoming a bit more routine, and the sky is dark before 7:30. Fall is here. At our house, Fall includes not just apple orchards and leaf raking, but an annual weekend trip to our favorite northern Wisconsin destination. That’s happening this weekend! Birdie is over-the-moon excited, but […]

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round about: wigwams & the carpenter

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Somehow it appears summer no longer ends in September, but in August. Everywhere I turn there are not only future plans for fall, but schools starting right this very second. In the midwest I swear we used to wait until after Labor Day. I feel like I’ve missed some important piece of legislature. Maybe I’m […]

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round about: pom poms and backpacks

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The only news worth sharing this week is I have officially bought my ticket for Alt Summit! For you non-bloggers, it’s the best blogging conference ever, and I’m already looking forward to it. Especially because this year I will know so many more people than I did last year – it’s going to be amazing! […]

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round about: neo geo food & a happy appy

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Two weeks ago I desperately tweeted: “I think I need a week off from my life so I can appreciate it more.” Then suddenly this week I got my chance. My husband is out of town at a conference, and little Birdie spent the last two days with her Aunt doing fabulously fun things. I […]

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round about: crystal hermits & chandelier trees

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Ive been coasting through July thinking we had all the time in the world. But it just hit me like a ton of bricks: next week is August. And, uh, along with the first week of August comes my husband’s weeklong trip for work. I’m looking at, oh, 6 days of just me and the […]

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round about: quut & yume & vegetables

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It’s the middle of July, which has got to be my favorite time of year. I’m a spoiled rotten summer birthday girl, and I’m looking forward to spending my Sunday in my own little birthday world. I never understood how people could go to work – or, gasp, to SCHOOL – on their birthdays?! Plus, […]

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round about: circus girls and surfer ukuleles

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Hm. We started out the week so nicely – a little Memorial Day, a little bit of doing nothing. Then I got sick, then it rained all week, Birdie’s photo appeared unauthorized on someone’s Facebook page with a bunch of cruel comments, and then my laptop died. Without warning. I thank my lucky stars for […]

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round about: cameras that paint & blankets that teethe

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I had the urge to talk about the week that wasn’t – but then realized I have that urge every week! I think it’s time to find more ways to be more present in my minutes and hours and days – and a way to remember them. I have some ideas on that actually, maybe […]

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round about: bloggers bloggers everywhere

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Alt Summit is hosting their first Alt for Everyone online conference this week! I was definitely in need of a kick in the pants, some community, and some new information. It hasn’t disappointed so far! In honor of my intense blogging focus this week, today’s round about features a couple of blogs that caught my […]

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round about: exploding flowers and paper ones too

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I think my first week of May can be summed up in this simple statement: 3 inches of snow. That’s what we woke up to yesterday morning. Can you believe it? Even by Minnesota standards snow in May is fairly rare. So, uh, yeah. I’m a bit upside down and inside out because of it. […]

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