back on the ground

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our strawberry plants are loaded with flowers—hopefully this bodes well for getting some actual berries, heh. this is the first year we grew them and we’re excited; we’ve gone off buying berries at the store (as well as a lot of other fruits and vegetables) in favor of eating things that grow closer to home […]

keukenhof sok

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we took our tulips to the sea this week in a sock knit up from a cross-season favorite—bamboo and merino. comfortable, pretty, and airy, this one makes just the right layer to wear for warm, breezy days. shown here, size small in woolen rabbit mama mia. to purchase pattern or view complete pattern information, please […]

a sweet sendoff

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nothing says “fun family breakfast” like mickey mouse waffles. for our last morning in san diego, xanning and kade whipped up some delicious homemade waffles and buttermilk syrup for everyone (did i mention that we were not the only guests?). just what the doctor ordered to follow up the brisk walk that kim and i […]

chi-chi chica

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chica’s back from the vet today, a little worse for wear and still quite tender, but happy to be among friends, i think. pal and the rest of us are certainly happy to have her home (even kim); there was a noticeable hole in the household last night when she was away. check out those […]