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WIP Wednesday

By Andrea | August 7, 2019 |

Sewing seems to have it’s good days and it’s bad days around here. Some days, I manage to finish my last piece of stitching just before my bobbin run out, other times, I end up with a machine malfunction and a quilt stuck in the machine. This was a quilt stuck in the machine sort…

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WIP Wednesday

By Andrea | July 31, 2019 |

It’s been ages since I’ve really had the chance to do any sewing or quilting. I’ve hardly touched my sewing machines since Milli was born, but with two new babies due in the family in the next couple of months, I’ve gotten my sewing machine back out. Now, Mil is still much too little to…

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Tech and the Two-Year-Old

By Andrea | July 30, 2019 |

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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What I’m Reading

By Andrea | July 18, 2019 |

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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#EyeCandyProject52 – Weeks 25-28

By Andrea | July 12, 2019 |

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

#EyeCandyProject52 – Weeks 21-24

By Andrea | June 14, 2019 |

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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What I’m Reading

By Andrea | May 21, 2019 |

Since my last post in March, I’ve finished reading a few more books. I’m actually ahead for my reading goal for the year, which with the tiny human is only 1 book per month. If I meet my goal by July 1, I’ll probably double it, and see if I can keep up with an…

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#EyeCandyProject52 – Weeks 17-20

By Andrea | May 17, 2019 |

Week 17 Candid/Snapshot LeShawn chose a great week for the snapshot theme. Easter made for a great opportunity to take some lovely candid shots. Week 18 Food Food really should have been a simple prompt for me, because I love taking photos of my food, but this week just didn’t seen much in the way…

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#EyeCandyProject52 – Weeks 13-16

By Andrea | April 17, 2019 |

It’s time to share another 4 weeks of photos with you! Week 13 Centered CompositionI’m very used to working with the Rule of Thirds in my photos, so it was really hard for me to come up with a shot that seemed right being directly centered. In the end, I ended up doing some product…

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8 Easter Basket Ideas for Your Tiny Human

By Andrea | March 29, 2019 |

Tiny humans can be lots of fun to shop for, but sometimes you just don’t have the time, so here are some Milli approved ideas for your toddler’s Easter Basket. Squishy Nursery Light I recently order this cute little bunny light for Mil’s Easter basket, but her daddy beat me to the box and went…

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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.

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