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worth 1000 words: those other halloween costumes

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Want something a little more unusual for Halloween? I was scrolling through Pinterest and stumbled on some very interesting (and completely unappealing to the kids I know) ideas – which one would you choose? Image Resources, top to bottom: Image 1, Image 2, Image 3, Image 4  

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worth 1000 words: patterned pumpkins

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Forget faces and carve pumpkins in pretty modern patterns this Halloween. These pretties were found over at Southern Living.

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round about: raw crystal crowns & fat hammers

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It’s been a long time since this happened – but this week disappeared on me. I’m not sure where it went, because on any given day things seemed relatively easy and manageable. But suddenly it’s Friday and my to-do list is still a mile long. So, while you enjoy these crazy links I found this […]

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worth 1000 words: maple seed dragonflies

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We have a ton of these maple seeds or “helicopters” in our yard, now I know just what to do with them. See the full how-to from Church Street Designs.

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round about: marshmallow ghosts and skellie stamps

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It was a week full of stumbles and false starts for me. Something about the change of seasons must have me out of sorts. But, we will end it with a bang – because in a few hours they’re delivering a brand new sofa and chair to our house! Prepping the space for the two […]

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worth 1000 words: beautiful sticks

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There are days when a stick is so much more than just a stick. This is one of them! See the how-to for this amazing art-assemblage-pasta-stick craft from Art Bar.

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round about: paper wreaths & wire webs

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This week has been all over the place. One day I was dealing with this nasty cold and it had me knocked flat on my face. But then yesterday, yesterday was perfection. Birdie was the kindest version of herself, her piano lesson went splendidly, she and I hung out afterwards and actually read a book together, […]

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worth 1000 words: oooh clay portraits

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The most wonderful thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago. Gaby sent me an email with the above photo attached and said she’d made my family a custom family portrait. No charge, nothing needed in return, just a gift she wanted to send to me and my little family. I was blown away. […]

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round about: pizza pillows & leaf hats

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The things that stand out this week are little things: a cuter than cute toddler in the waiting room at my chiropractor’s office, and finishing up a handknit baby hat for an upcoming baby shower. Hmmm, it appears I have a little bit of baby fever? Ah well, it comes with the territory. Now, I’m […]

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worth 1000 words: chair with tongue?

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Unfortunately, I can’t find the original source of this rather unique design, but I just had to share it anyway. Because I know your kids will laugh their butts off when they see it, just like mine did! Image via Pinterest.

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round about: art spews & baby contraptions

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If all goes as planned, we’re actually in the middle of a family weekend in our favorite Northern Wisconsin town right now. A little pool and hot tub time, some bike races, northwoods kitsch, and some stellar old-school dinner clubs are on the agenda. Oh, and sitting by the lake. It’s an annual tradition we […]

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worth 1000 words: paper flora + fauna

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I love to make things with paper, but this kind of detail is an entirely different level – it must require so much patience! See more of Kate Kato’s artwork.

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round about: mini dollhouses & golden toes

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Fall has officially arrived = school has started. It feels like this year we all fell into the routine so fast, and I love it! Birdie is happily in 2nd grade, and she has even picked out her own clothes and breakfast every day this week. That can’t last right? I mean, I highly doubt […]

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round about: crocheted homes & cardboard pac mans

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Our biggest claim to fame this week was our also our summer’s last hurrah: the Minnesota State Fair. I’ve been fighting a cold, and I wasn’t sure I even wanted to go. But we all made it in one piece, had lots of food, went down the biggest slide, saw the parade, and generally had a […]

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worth 1000 words: playground over the rainbow

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If you live in Maryland, this is the kind of magic your kids can find at the playground. See more of the Watkins Regional Park project.

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