outdoor ready: workout shirts

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hi friends, i’m over at oliver + s today with a tutorial on workout shirts.  this will be my last guest post over there for a bit as i’m taking the winter off to…KNIT.  i know, what a shocker.  if the seamstresses among you are beginning to develop some anxiety about the sudden sharp turn in content toward knitting of late, fear not.  i have lots of fun sewing plans in store as well for the coming weeks/months.  stay tuned!

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Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetyou guys.  i am totally blown away by the response i got on my last post.  here i thought it was just my mom and her three friends reading/interested!  i am so completely flattered/touched/encouraged/inspired by all of your incredibly thoughtful comments and your outpouring of support.  while i get the sense that i might look back on this as a total “duh” decision, as we all know, sometimes (always?) even the most obvious answers just take the work to get to, and there’s no way around it, and we are enriched and emboldened by that journey.  mine is so full of promise and hope and excitement each day.  really, i feel like the luckiest gal alive.  but it’s also scary and nerve wracking at first, and you can’t imagine the confidence and comfort i feel knowing not only how much you all stand in solidarity, but also how much these struggles and challenges, wishes and dreams resonate with so many people at so many stages in their lives. Continue reading

my year of knitting dangerously

yarn3you guys, i apologize in advance for this epic rant.  i wrote a far more succinct and diplomatic version of this post on a flight back from chicago a week ago, after which i noticed my computer charger had mysteriously disappeared from my checked bag (?!) and my laptop sat lifeless for a few days while i waited to get a new charger.  in that time, the concept of this post morphed somewhat in my head, and now i feel like there’s just a lot more to say.

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the yosemite

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a few weeks back, we took a family trip to yosemite national park, where some innocent tourist was forced to take roughly 500 photos similar to this for our potential holiday card.  this one is the winner.  also, we had an awesome time there, because it is one of the most beautiful and magical places on earth which even two toddlers and one puppy cannot sabotage. Continue reading

super stocked super tote

 

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as new, exhausted, exasperated parents, we often hear, “kids don’t come with an instruction manual.”  ain’t that the truth.  every baby is different, even if as a parent you are the same.  every one of them requires their own individual tool kit, and adding a new one to the fray can definitely throw that equilibrium out of whack.  there’s not much we can do as bystanders to aid growing families in this transitional period other than offer our love and support…and this bag. Continue reading

back to school

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like most of the country, we have officially gone back to school.  this year, the kids will continue in their co-op preschool that we all love, but they have moved up to the three day class.  after a few orientation sessions and easing in over the past week, today was the first day the whole class came together, and i got to LEAVE!  if any day were to be formally recognized, i felt like this was the one.   Continue reading

camping trips, camping capes

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my apologies as i’m back for just one more cop out post before i hope to return to cultivating this space a little more generously in the near future. i know i have missed so many comments and failed to respond in a timely manner–so embarrassing and i promise i will be a better blogger soon. just this saturday, i worked my last shift of my full time job that felt like it was not so slowly killing me. maybe my last shift ever as an adult acute care rn, who knows?! it was a wild, wild ride and i will definitely miss my wonderful coworkers, but it was 100% the right decision on both personal and professional levels, and a long and tenuous journey to even reach that decision. but that’s very much it’s own story not at all related to camping capes–we’ll see if it ever finds its way to this old blog. Continue reading