Celebrating Clean Slates 🍎

Every day I’m juggling priorities, lists, and needs with how much sleep is needed to get through it all again. And the mundane tasks can be so wearing. That said, I always wish I could be a better version of myself. I wish I could be a little earlier, a little more prepared, a little more on top of it all, a little more patient. Any marker of a fresh start gives me a little zip of a clean slate.

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Build a Simple Raised Bed Garden

In case the gardening bug hasn’t bit you yet, I’m writing to give you a little inspiration and direction for starting small. Here are directions for one 4×4 planter box that will fit almost anywhere and give you plenty of planting options.

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Love the Ones You’re Snowed in With

Brooks's first snowman

To date I’ve updated my operating system and my phone, moved a ton of old pictures and videos to an external hard drive, roasted a chicken on a bed of root vegetables, made chicken and dumplings with Brooks and Stephanie rolling out the dumplings, a red curry, oven pancakes with a fruit compote, oatmeal porridge, and an eighth of a new scarf.

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New Starts in 2015

New calendar, new goals, new year, and even a new coat are all part of my new start in 2015. I have so many hopes for 2015. Brooks and I are learning the ukulele together and we’ve already put the C chord to use with Old MacDonald Had A Farm. A crew of guys is…

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