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WIP Wednesday – A Day Late

By Andrea | August 17, 2017 | 4 Comments

I feel like I never have time to get any sewing done since Milli showed up.  I’m certainly home just as much as I was before she was born, and Milli doesn’t require a lot right now, but she seems to want to be held constantly in the evenings, to the point that I can’t…

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Sew Many Machines

By Andrea | August 14, 2017 | 2 Comments

Seriously guys, I have SEW many sewing machines! (I’d tell you that I’m sorry for the pun, but I’m not.) I currently have no less than 6 sewing machines in my house.   And in the last month I’ve had at least 3 offers from people wanting to give me their vintage machines.  Unfortunately, what with…

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Mildred Jane at 5 Months

By Andrea | August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mildred is 5 months old now. That’s almost half a year! In the last month Milli has: figured out her play gym mastered rolling front to back and back to front on hard surfaces discovered her feet She is currently enjoying that play gym and playing with (if not reading) her crinkle books. Though her…

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Bookish Questions – How many books do you own?

By Andrea | August 8, 2017 | 1 Comment

How many books do you own? This is the type of question likely to get me in trouble, and my husband will be the first to tell you that he thinks I’m a hoarder.  And while I do have lots of “things,” I don’t consider it hoarding if it’s books. Resource Materials Not including magazines…

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Those 1st Sewing Projects

By Andrea | August 3, 2017 | 4 Comments

The Houseful of Nicholes is talking about 1st sewing projects on Thread Filled Thursdays this week, so I wanted to go back and share the first couple of sewing projects I shared on the blog.  They were both part of Craft Month 2011, where I crazily decided that I would do a new craft project…

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Book It!

By Andrea | July 31, 2017 | 2 Comments

I have to seriously thank the new “LeVar Burton Reads” podcast for getting any reading done this month.  It’s basically the adult “Reading Rainbow,” and I didn’t realize how much I needed it in my life until it appeared. Thanks to the podcast, I was able to rack up several completed “books” which were really…

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Munro vs. the Coyote (Exchange of Heart) – A Review

By Andrea | July 28, 2017 | 1 Comment

I was recently got some spare time to review another book, so I hopped over to NetGalley to see what was available.  The cover art of Munro vs. the Coyote caught my eye immediately, so I decided to see what it was about, and since the premise looked interesting, I gave it a go.   So…

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Friday Favorites

By Andrea | July 21, 2017 | 3 Comments

Welcome to Friday Favorites, a place where I talk about some of my favorite things right now. The Hogwarts Collection from BlackMilk Clothing I just discovered that BlackMilk Clothing has a line of Harry Potter themed clothing items, and they are fabulous.  A lot of the pieces are sold out already, but if you’re interested,…

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Mildred Jane at 4 Months

By Andrea | July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mildred Jane is 4 months old!  She has had a big growth spurt in the last month and now weighs in at  a whopping 12 lbs, and is 23 inches long. In the last month she has also learned the new skill of rolling over, which she only likes to do when she doesn’t think…

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Fashion Friday – Office Cardigans

By Andrea | July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s a nice hot summer here in southern Indiana.  And that means that they have turned the air conditioning on at the office.  For some reason, the temperature in my building always seems to be about right for a man in a 3-piece suit as opposed to someone who has dressed appropriately for the weather. …

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About Me


I'm Andrea, a techie living in rural America with her husband and daughter. I'm excited to share my life with you as I explore some of the great things about living in the middle of nowhere.