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Welcome to my brand-new site! For posterity, I’ve stuck a photo above of how the site looked this morning. Big difference, huh?

I’ve been working (with Adam’s help) on this new site for a few months. The theme is Smoothie by cr1000 on ThemeForest, and we’ve been tweaking menus, logos, and color schemes for a while to get it the way I wanted it. I <3 this new site, and I hope you do, too.

Read more on Introducing My New Site!…

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We went back to Lancaster July 1-3, but this time it was three generations of women heading to Kitchen Kettle Village. I do love it there, although after our second stay in the Inn at Kitchen Kettle Village I’m a little grossed out by the infrequently-washed carpets. It was much worse this time, I may have to rethink things for our next visit.

This is what we got ourselves up to.

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June 2014 Outfits

I wish I had some great insights to offer for last month beyond noting that Hannah’s fingerprints are a constant presence on our mirror.

June went fast. Hannah had three weeks off from school before starting the summer program, and now suddenly she goes back on Monday. July 4th has come and gone (and we had a great one, more on that later). The weather went from getting away with long sleeves to straight-up tank top and flip flops weather.

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QuiltCon

Yesterday morning was a complete frenzy in the modern quilting world while huge numbers of us tried to register for next year’s QuiltCon. It’s the only convention for modern quilters, and the first one held in 2013 was a huge success.

Read more on I’ve Registered!…

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It must be said that I haven’t been able to prioritize quilt guild meetings since becoming a mom. It actually wasn’t so bad when Hannah was an infant; she kind of had to come with me everywhere so she could eat, but she was an easy baby.

It’s really been the past year or year-and-a-half that made it tough. When H was old enough to start having opinions or refusing to sit still. Plus, little people are exhausting. It takes a lot of effort to strategize life outside out of motherhood, and something had to give or I would never see my friends and family. Or get any work done.

Read more on June Guild Meetings…

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I haven’t posted a recipe since March 30th (!!!!). What have I been doing for two-and-a-half months?! It’s not like I haven’t been in the kitchen. But I haven’t been trying as many new things, and what I’ve been trying I haven’t been posting. I’ve made a few recipes without taking any photos at all! I do not even recognize myself. A new meal without accompanying photography is like Christmas without Santa, right? RIGHT??

I’m coming out of my cooking writeup funk and am catching up on a bit of a backlog. But I may save some of them for fall; suddenly recipes I made in the dead of winter don’t seem so appealing in mid-June. This one, however, is a crowd pleaser anytime.

Read more on Skillet Penne with Sausage and Spinach…

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Here’s the deal with quilting lately: I’ve been doing a lot of it, but I haven’t been able to share. I realized just now that I never posted the finished Rainbow Strip Quilt, which I finished back in April (I think). So now that’s going on the To Do list.

But I’ve also been working on 3 other quilts I haven’t shared; two are top secret projects to be revealed later this year/early next year (in print!!!!), and the third is a wedding quilt for one of my very best friends, Miss Maggie.

Read more on Maggie’s Wedding Quilt Pt. 1…

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Other posts on this trip: Getting to Our Little House, Dieppe and Thereabouts, Omaha Beach

It has been busy around here. Today was Hannah’s last day of school, and I’ve been writing and sewing quite a bit. Plus, all of the makeover prep for this site!

So, it is taking a while to finish posting these trip photos from Normandy. I still have quite a few, but I’m going to bust them all out in one final post.

I love, love, loved Rouen. I especially loved the timber-framed buildings.

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Read more on French Holiday: Rouen and Everywhere Else…

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Other posts on this trip: Getting to Our Little HouseDieppe and Thereabouts.

I didn’t realize today was the 70th anniversary of D-Day, and I hadn’t planned on posting these photos. I was going to talk about Rouen and a zoo and more food. But, it seems like a really good time to just post the photos we took. My lens was filthy on that beach, I have no idea why. It was windy and sandy, I guess.

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dieppe

Other posts on this trip: Getting to Our Little House.

Dieppe was the nearest city to where we were staying in France. We spent an afternoon tooling around there, and we also poked around in some other gorgeous spots in the area near the little house.

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