pumpkin cream cheese muffins

It’s finally Fall! That means I get to appreciate some of the things I love without being “out-of-season.” Now, I know pumpkin is overdone, and we don’t need pumpkin spice everything, but I have to give a shout out to the fabulous pumpkin cream cheese muffins I made this week, thanks to a recipe from…

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I’ve been having lots of small panic episodes lately, and I’m not sure if they are related to changes in my medication, or because I’m actually focusing on my anxiety in an attempt to deal with it. Fortunately, I’ve only had one very bad panic attack so far this month, and we will hope it…

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blue fabric for baby communique quilt

I’m taking a break from last week’s work in progress until I can pick out backing fabric and thread for quilting it. So I finally cut into the stack of blue fabrics I’ve been hoarding to make a sample of the Baby Communique Quilt. I started out by cutting out all of the strips and…

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stacked rocks

Living in the rural Midwest, I often feel that mental health issues are a bit of a taboo topic. When we have mental health issues, like anxiety or depression, we don’t talk about them, because when we do, we’re told to pull ourselves up by the bootstraps and go on. Unfortunately, that’s not how having…

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strange the dreamer book cover

While I still don’t get to read quite as much as I would like, Mil is becoming a bit more independent, which is allowing me to be able to do more things for me, including reading. I’ve been even able to finish four books in the last couple of months. Recently Finished From the Mixed-Up…

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mildred using her tablet

I’m the mom that bought her two-year-old a tablet. Granted, there’s lots of research out there about how it’s a terrible idea for your young child to be in front of a screen all the time, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some good apps out there to help her developing brain. — And,…

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we have always lives in the castle book cover

Recently Finished The Shadow Land by Elisabeth KostovaThis book was an interesting read. Kostova’s ability to fuse past and present into one intricate story line made this story of communist and post-communist Bulgaria into one that I just couldn’t put down. I still think I prefer Kostova’s debut novel, The Historian, best but this book…

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white flowers

Week 25 The Golden HourHaving a tiny human, it’s hard for me to get the time to take shots during the golden hour. We’re usually too busy with our nightly routines at that time, but I did get lucky enough to be headed home during the golden hour one night, so I stopped at the…

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red clover

Week 21 Still LifeThese are some red clover that my daughter picked from the ditch across the road from our house. She loves these little flowers, and often asked to go pick the “purple green.” Week 22 Negative SpaceThis was just a simple shot of my “to read” stack. Week 23 DiptychA diptych is a…

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