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Yearly Archives: 2012

Creating a Life in 2013

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Some friends and I were discussing New Year’s resolutions on Facebook the other day, and after I mentioned my ridiculous list of goals I wrote at the beginning of 2012, a couple of people mentioned the concept of choosing one word that would color your choices and actions throughout the year. I really like that idea, and it was almost ... Read More »

Holiday Time is Catch-up Time

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When I decided to send the Bit to preschool, it was a difficult but really calculated decision. I knew that if I was going to continue working, if I ever wanted to make more of a name for myself or write a book ever again, I was going to need more time to work. I knew, too, that she was ... Read More »

A Late Post about Christmas Crafting

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Thanks to the fact that the Bit is home and has been sick and I’m only working during naps on non-holiday days, things have gotten pretty quiet around here. Which is how it should be this time of year, I imagine. I’m busy doing a lot of reflecting and thinking about the year to come, and I hope you are, ... Read More »

It’s a Tiger! {The Reading List}

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In this house, we read a lot of books. Some of them you might not have heard of. Your kids might like them, too. Or not. In this occasional series I’ll share our current favorites, and maybe occasionally ones that we didn’t love so much. I accidentally opened a box that had some Christmas presents in it near the Bit ... Read More »

Crafting Holiday Goodies

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My daughter is already home from school for winter break, and it’s freaking me out a little bit. But it was nice that I got to create some little gifts for her classmates and teacher before the rush of the holidays was fully upon us. I made two little things for the kids that your kids might like, too, if ... Read More »

Christmas Ornament Swap Reveal!

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I told you last week that I was taking part in an ornament swap. It happened to be for the amazing organization Arkansas Women Bloggers, and I was thrilled when I found that my package came from someone I actually know so I get to introduce you to her. But first, the goodies. What I Got The only requirement for ... Read More »

Crocheting Snowflakes for Christmas, and So Can You

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This year I’m taking part in a secret Santa ornament swap (well, I guess it’s only secret until Monday, when we all blog about what we got). I has a lot of trouble coming up with exactly what I wanted to create for my recipient. Knitting something probably would have made sense, but I didn’t have any particular inspiration. I ... Read More »

Knitting Geekery in Video Form

I really wanted to share all my finds from the Arkansas Fiber Arts Extravaganza with you in a way that wouldn’t require me writing or you reading the longest blog post in the history of knitting blogs, so I decided to make a video. This is my first video ever and I didn’t edit it at all, so bear that ... Read More »

Road Trips, Learning and the Fastest Knitter in the Room

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Over the weekend I went to Hot Springs for the Arkansas Fiber Arts Extravaganza. It was so fun I can’t even tell you. You probably don’t want to know, unless you’re a knitting geek too. It was truly an extravagant event, full of gorgeous fibers, beautiful people and long, lovely stretches spent knitting, sometimes with great conversation to go with ... Read More »