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round about: the riveropolis & gilded houses

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It feels like this week the weather is finally on the cusp of shifting from cold, damp Spring to almost Summer. It’s not the biggest of shifts, but it’s enough here in Minnesota to greatly improve everyone’s mood! Between that and the fact that I get to spend part of my weekend completely engulfed in […]

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round about: messy utopias & the crocheted death star

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How was your week? Every May the inevitable happens: schedules fill up. Suddenly weekends are filled with plant sales and dance recitals and craft sales and other Spring extravaganzas.It’s like every organization that ever was wants to celebrate Spring with their Annual Hootenanny. I’m not complaining, because I love a good shindig (and suddenly it’s […]

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worth 1000 words: swedish candy kiosk

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I just found this on Pinterest, and now I’m craving candies I never even knew existed. Read more about them over at Poppytalk.

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round about: snickerpoodles & paper flowers

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It’s Mother’s Day weekend everyone! For some moms, that’s a big deal, for others, not so much. Whether your day involves avoiding moms altogether, a big multi-generational brunch or you’re a tired mom just hoping for breakfast in bed, I wish all of the moms out there the best Mo’s Day in the history of Mom’s Days! For […]

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worth 1000 words: a fiber artist’s house

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There are times when I consider myself an artist through and through, but never quite like this. Now I want to be a fiber artist too and make yarn wrapped kids teepees. Read the interview and see lots of luscious photos in The Red Thread’s interview with Natalie Miller.

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round about: national ukulele day

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Normally this would be my moment to sum up the week and share some of my favorite finds from round about the internet. But this week? Oh no, not this week. It’s National Ukulele Day people. And I’m in love with ukuleles. It’s something about their diminutive size and sweet little sound. They’re a little […]

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worth 1000 words: dangerdust quotes

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Students take to chalkboards once a week and create these beautifully rendered quotes – all in anonymity. I wish I was the professor who stumbled upon them first. Stop by Designboom to see more drawings by Dangerdust.

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round about: retro twin cities & walking plants

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Wow it was a busy busy week over here! As a blogger, I’m feeling pretty proud of myself for sharing not 1 but 2 DIY’s here on the blog – did you see both the Watercolor Crystal Paintings and the Mother’s Day Box of Chocolates? It’s all thanks to Birdie’s full day school schedule – […]

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Round about: mini flower crowns & watercolor eggs

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It’s the week before Easter, when we’re lead to believe that Spring is well under way. You know, the bunnies and chicks are in abundance, the grass is as green as the fake stuff in your Easter basket, and everything is blossoming in technicolor flowers. Not this year! The snow is almost melted in my […]

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worth 1000 words: the wooden cube

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When regular building blocks just won’t cut it … Ok, who am I kidding. These blocks aren’t for the kidlets. And that’s partly why I like them so much. See more at The Wooden Cube.

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round about: New York City

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You may have noticed this week was a little light on blog posts, and a little heavy on Instagram and Twitter updates! I just returned from a whirlwind trip to New York City, and I’m still processing all the awesome that happened in such a short amount of time. The trip was sponsored by American […]

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round about: smiling rugs & color-coded pins

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This week sped by in a blur of random last-minute projects. It’s amazing how much more I can get done with Birdie at school full days. Yet I constantly feel like I didn’t get enough accomplished – I guess my goals just got bigger! But it’s hard to complain – between freelance projects, couple contributor […]

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worth 1000 words: this king, this castle

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If you haven’t made a children’s book yet, dearest Javier Garcia, I hope you do soon! Because Hail to the King is my kind of fairy tale. For now, I guess we’ll have to buy the poster to whet our appetite.

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worth 1000 words: cardboad 2.0

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I wish going through my recycling bin would turn out this beautiful. See more collages from Blanca Helga.

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round about: liquid sculptures & mountain pillows

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I think, as Spring Breaks go, ours was pretty dang fine. This week included the movie theater, the zoo, a big playdate at our favorite indoor playground, a painted ukulele, 6 painted canvases (mini sized), 3 treasure hunts, fabulous fancy foods, and possibly a water park if today goes as planned. I mean really, could […]

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