Monthly Archives: August 2011

the first day

I cried this morning while my dull knife split steamed beets. That is what Margot requested for lunch on her first day of preschool. And a peanut butter and jam tortilla sandwich, specifically with a generous mixture of peach and raspberry jam. I generally don’t ask my kids to stop for the camera but, this morning, I desperately wanted one of Margot before she hopped in the bike trailer. She didn’t want it, “Mom, I don’t want you to take … Continue reading the first day →
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our favorite secret swimming hole Things are shifting. Soon, I sneak outside to tuck my tomatoes in under the cool moon. We bike to my neighborhood farm and buy four dozen ears of the best corn that will dutifully wait in the chest freezer for a blustery opportunity to remind us of tan skin and bare toes. Last week, I wore my down coat and I swam in the Clark Fork (at different times). Our home heats up like a … Continue reading shift →
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Hey! I am having a sale: 30% off my entire shop for the next week. Use coupon code ‘SUMMER’ to get your screamin’ deal.* And….thank you so much for your support. I have so much fun designing appliqués and clothes. I know there are a lot of choices out there and I am so appreciative that you all choose to buy my stuff and support my family. I love what I do and I love that you pick if for those … Continue reading SALE :: SALE :: SALE →
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hump day nuggets: just now

hump day nuggets: little bits of the season in photos and words about the last week I can be a heavy thinker, a big dreamer. And I can be impulsive. I suppose I just want to live well, seize opportunity so the dreamy thinking makes me wonder what else I could-should-might do. And the impulsiveness boils up from my ancestors and demands I just do because this tender life is pretty effing NOW and there are so many good choices. … Continue reading hump day nuggets: just now →
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Not All That Accurate But A Good Story

Our family slid into our narrow car spaces and cruised over to Red Lodge last Friday for a wedding. It might seem like a long drive for one day but it is remarkable that 12 hours on the road is classified as a reasonable weekend road trip in our great state. Or maybe it is my family’s intimate relationship with this particular piece of Interstate 90, the narrow canyon that yawns open to the east, hikes tall mountains, wraps along … Continue reading Not All That Accurate But A Good Story →
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