This Week in the ’21 Garden

Gardening has begun for me. Well, it started, like, a month ago when I began work on my garden beds, but for most gardeners seed starting is the beginning of gardening. We’ll just stick with that. This week is 8 weeks before the last frost. And the day of the second ice storm in a […]

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A Summer Gardener in the Winter

Today’s post is brought to you a day late by the Virginia Ice Storm. We were without power for two days, without internet for four. The latter was definitely worse. The good that came out of it is these pictures in todays post. What’s funny is that I wrote this post without knowing how awful […]

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Dogwood Granny Square

Last year, after deciding I was going to pursue pattern designing in earnest, this was the first pattern that I made. As I said about my last granny square, I went very original in using a floral theme for my patterns (That’s sarcasm, everyone uses plant and flower names.) I chose dogwood because it is […]

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How TO Do All THe Things – Part 3

Priorities & Planning Today is the last installment (for now) of How to Do All The Things. I have completed my first series. This is a big day. It likely won’t be the last post about this topic because, as I said before, this is something that is very important to me. I am firmly […]

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How To Do All The Things – Part 2

If you are back after my last post then you are something else. The last post was more of the philosophy of how I do all the stuff I do and today is more of the application of how I do it all. For me, this is the most fun part, and is probably more […]

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How To Do All The Things – Part 1

This whole idea of “being on top of your game” in motherhood is a loaded topic. It is also one that I have strong opinions about. And before we get down into it I want to warn you that my opinions are not gently held lambs of encouragement. The friends that mean the most to […]

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I don’t Know What I’m Doing

Is it bad that I am only a month into this and don’t know what to write anymore? Lolz. The difference between this and Instagram is that I had established myself with my audience and that platform. I knew what my people would like to see and could easily throw it together without a second […]

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My Life With Less Media

A month ago I said I wasn’t leaving the social media world. 11 days ago I left the social media world. It was hard and unpleasant. It doesn’t matter why I left. I want to tell you what it’s like since I left. First though, in the spirit of transparency, I do still have Pinterest […]

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The Death Of A Gardeners Ideals

These past few years of having a vegetable garden has been like being in one of those “Hollywood Movie” relationships. We hate each other. Sometimes we are bad for each other. But we are inexplicably drawn to each other. Maybe it’s closer to a Hallmark script because I think we are going to end up […]

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Douthat Flannel – The Pattern I Never Thought I’d Write

The fact that I was able to even make this blanket was a huge feat in itself. I’ve struggled with anxiety for many years and it got worse during my second pregnancy. Like, do I start the dishes or the laundry first? Which one would be more time wise? But I have to sort the […]

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