Monthly Archives: September 2011

check these out: chickens, bees & a good read (giveaway)

I am kind of a hodge-podge reader when it comes to my genre of choice.  You are as likely to find a mystery novel next to a memoir on top of a sports documentary.  If it strikes my fancy, I’m … Continue reading

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kate quinn organics: pure, natural, local luxury (review & giveaway)

The clothes have all been cleaned, dried and folded.  The closet rod is squeezed full from side to side.  And, the dresser drawers are hard to open and close without needing to stuff things back in.  The cloth diapers are … Continue reading

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giveaway winners! faber-castell & eco-strip (redraw)

The winner of the giveaway for the set of Eco-Pencils from Faber-Castell is… Drum roll, please… TUBBY TELLY And, the winner of the redraw for the giveaway of the Eco-Strip power saving device is… Drum Roll, please… ILIBRARIANBLOG Congratulations!  Please … Continue reading

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mission complete

I have been in crazy nesting mode.  It’s a day to day maniacal organization that starts with a to do list of no less than a dozen items and ends with exhaustion and an enormous sense of accomplishment.  Bless my … Continue reading

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three year celebration

Three years ago on August 28th, I gave birth to one of the loves of my life: Beckett.  Her first birthday was a hard pill to swallow.  I chocked up the warp speed at which the first twelve months flew … Continue reading

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Late July Organic Snacks (review & giveaway)

I have an aversion to certain food smells.  It’s a violent reaction that starts with just the package opening and sends me over the edge.  And, if Jacob even thinks of eating either of the two foods – it’s a … Continue reading

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moving fast

Here’s the latest news on the Ferry front from your favorite anchor, Kate.  It’s the bulletins, the headlines and the must reads. Back to work Oh yeah – you read that headline right.  Jacob is back to work!  Yee haw!  … Continue reading

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our archnemesis

Our household’s greatest pest arrives the last two weeks of August and  lingers long into September.  The pesky fruit fly makes my body twitch, my cleaning go into hyperdrive and the annoyance level rise to unparalleled points.  The first year … Continue reading

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blue ribbon worthy

I would call my sewing skills rudimentary at best.  Most of the square or rectangle items in our house have been made by me.  Think pillowcases, curtain valances, curtain panels.  A year ago, I really branched out of my comfort … Continue reading

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the ebb and flow

My husband is a carhartt wearing man.  He comes home from work dirty and Beckett and him make up 90% of the weekly laundry.   Contrary to our normal routine, I just dropped off $40 worth of drycleaning during my lunch … Continue reading

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