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Handmade Ornaments

By Andrea | December 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

With the tiny human to take care of, I really don’t have a good way to do crafting projects at home.  My sewing space is in the basement and full of things that might be dangerous to Mil if I left her unattended, which if basically what I would be doing, if I did any…

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Mildred Jane @ 21 Months

By Andrea | December 10, 2018 | 1 Comment

Milli is 21 months old today.  That’s 1 and 3/4 of a year!  Milli’s went on 2 big trips in the last month, going on a trip all the way to Shepardsville, KY and back for Thanksgiving, and to Bardstown, KY and back for her great-grandmother’s 90th birthday. Mil has also been a big helper…

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Wish List Wednesday – A Wish List for the Tiny Human in Your Home

By Andrea | December 5, 2018 | 4 Comments

It’s December, so it’s time to talk about all the things on your Christmas wish list. (Note that I totally stole this idea from Persimmon Dreams Facebook live chat this morning.) And today, I want to talk about a few of the things that’s are on my wish list for Milli this year.  A Kids…

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TBB Asks Holiday Edition

By Andrea | December 4, 2018 | 1 Comment

It’s time I get back to the blog a bit more, and this month’s TBB Asks seems like the perfect way.  Yea for special holiday editions! The Questions My Answers Candy Canes?I like candy canes, they are beautiful as decorations, but I’m rather particular about the ones I eat, as I’m not big on super…

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8 Recipes for Your Holiday Baking

By Andrea | November 30, 2018 | 3 Comments

Holiday baking is a big deal in my family.  Each year my sisters and I get together at my mom’s house and spend a day baking cookies and other treats to share for the holiday season.  Last year we even made ornaments for Milli’s 1st Christmas. This year, I want to share a little of…

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Mildred Jane @ 20 Months

By Andrea | November 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mildred is growing up, a little at a time. In the last month, she’s done a lot better communicating what she wants with words instead of just crying until I figure out what she wants. I think Milli might be going thru a growth spurt, because she’s been wanting to eat constantly for the last…

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A Gift from Cracker Barrel

By Andrea | November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

A while back, I wrote an update on Mildred for her 18-month birthday.  In that update, I mentioned that Milli had her 1st visit to Cracker Barrel and how much she liked it. One of Cracker Barrel’s toy buyers came across the post, and sent a lovely email to me and an offer to send…

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Mildred Jane @ 19 Months

By Andrea | October 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mildred turned 19-months-old on Wednesday.  It’s been a pretty quiet month for her, with lots of time home with mom while dad has been in the field farming.  She has gained 2 new bottom teeth in the front, and her 1st two top molars are about halfway though.  It’s made for some fussy nights over…

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Quilt Using Communique Layout Places at MQX Midwest Quilt Show

By Andrea | September 24, 2018 | 4 Comments

I was super excited to hear from the lovely Rhonda at RhondaDort.com that her Pink & Green Vintage Linens Quilt took 3rd Place at the MQX Midwest Quilt Show. Her quilt, which features pieces of vintage linens, was made using my Communique Quilt diagram in the throw size.  The finished product is lovely and reminds…

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The Monk of Mokha – A Review

By Andrea | September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

I recently finished reading my beautiful hardback edition of The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers.  I first discovered Eggers when I purchased his book, A Hologram for the King, solely for it’s magnificent cover.  And I ended up quite enjoying that work of fiction which I would never have picked up otherwise. The Monk…

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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.