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  • Linzi 10:33 pm on February 8, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Craft Swap IX: Holiday Cards Recapitulation 

    The final card arrived a month ago! I apologize for posting this so late. Similar to last year, I felt pretty loved over the holiday season and was impressed with everyone’s mad card making skills. This year Chris and I hung a string with two separate sections to make sure all of the cards would fit. Without further ado, here are the 2013 cards in the order I received them (if I can remember correctly):

    Iris

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    • Sue 8:59 am on February 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Great job everyone….thanks so much for making my holiday brighter ♥

    • Nikki 9:18 am on February 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Yay! I loved getting these this year and making them was fun too!

  • Linzi 12:28 pm on September 16, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Keep Portland Weird 

    Best Friends

    Instead of doing our usual trip to San Diego this year, Chris and I flew up the coast to visit some of our favorite people: Laura, Sean, and Findlay! The weather this trip was fantastic. It didn’t rain a single drop, blue skies and warm sun the entire trip – I got to wear shorts! The great weather allowed us to explore the city by foot and helped us not feel so bad for eating like pigs.

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    • Sue 7:58 pm on September 16, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Ragu and Finlay were soooo cute…it did look like summer time, yay for warm weather.

  • lauraishere 10:12 pm on February 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    The Health and Beauty Brigade 

    Hello dear readers. I’ve had a special request to share some DIY beauty tips, so I wanted to take that opportunity to share my journey of mind, hair, and skin.

    "Hello, Findlay! You always look so adorable. You must tell us WHO does your hair??"

    “Hello, Findlay! You always look so adorable. You must tell us WHO does your hair??”

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    • Chris T 10:35 pm on February 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Your skin looks great! I’ve wanted to do something like this for a while and this all looks cheaper than actual “beauty” products. What are the health benefits of drinking cider vinegar every day? I just bought a fresh bottle for my coleslaw recipe and, well, have a bunch of it.

      • lauraishere 12:59 pm on February 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        The raw apple cider vinegar remedy is the most folk medicine-y thing of all this stuff. Supposedly just a small amount a day is good for things like regulating blood pressure and blood sugar, keeps you feeling full longer, and the acid helps restore pH balance. The pH thing interested me because that’s related to skin and hair health. When your pH is at the right level, your skin is working at its best. I haven’t used this regularly enough to say whether or not it helped me. But I do actually like the taste… I like to make a drink of it using 16 oz of water, a tablespoon of honey and tablespoon of vinegar. Maybe a splash of soda water too ;)

    • Linzi 10:36 pm on February 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Whoa Laura! Your skin & hair look great! I’m definitely going to try all of these out. I’ve never really had a problem with ache (even in my highschool years), but recently it’s been flaring up like I’ve rubbed butter drenched movie popcorn all over my face and chest. I was attempting to correct the problem by washing my hair every other day, thinking that my hair was the issue – now you’ve given me the tools and I know what to do! Thanks bestie. xoxo

  • lauraishere 10:10 pm on January 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    A Year in Knitting 

    Knitting Projects of all shapes and sizes

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    • Linzi 10:36 pm on January 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Man Laura – you have mad knitting skills. I love how huge your dad’s scarf is!!! Overall I have to say my favorite is your herringbone cowl, a-mazing. Keep up the good work and… you know… it just so happens my birthday is in March… ; )

    • Sue 2:42 pm on January 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Beautiful work Laura…are you getting an alpaca now? I really want one…I have felted and it is hard work, you need to use soap with olive oil in it to keep your hands from chapping.

    • Tina 8:47 pm on February 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Yay Flock and Fiber Festival. This year, it will be Black Sheep Gathering in May!

  • Linzi 12:00 am on November 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Happy 26th Birthday Laura! 

    Hope you have an amazing day!
    Love,
    Your Friends

     
    • lauraishere 8:12 pm on November 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you everyone!! Seeing all your faces made me smile this ^_____________________________________^ much!! Thanks for making my birthday extra special ;-)

  • Linzi 7:57 am on June 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Happy Birthday Caitlin! 

    Happy Birthday!

    xoxo
    Your Friends

     
    • Sue 5:31 pm on June 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Happy Birthday Caitlin!

  • lauraishere 9:34 pm on April 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Pay it forward with friendship. 

    For this craft project, I put together a care package for my long-time BFF who is completing her law degree and graduating in May. Law school isn’t an easy road, so I sent along some treats to help her through finals week. A big jar full of homemade chocolate chip cookies and a box of local tea sachets should do the trick.

    When you’re far from friends who you still retain a deep friendship with, you don’t really need constant reminders of how special your friendship is, but it never hurts to sometimes show it. ;)

     

     

    -Laura

     
    • Sue 7:46 pm on April 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      With treats like those, I’m sure she will ace her tests!

    • Linzi 2:08 pm on May 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      What a cute friendship bracelet! :) Are those your famous Laura chocolate chip?

  • Linzi 10:16 pm on March 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Portlandia 

    I’m a quarter of a century old. To celebrate this monumental occasion Chris and I visited Laura, Sean, and Findlay in Portland! In our short time there a few things became abundantly clear. Portland is covered in moss, full of biscuits, and has a 99% chance of rain at any given time.

    •  Day 1  •

    On Friday, March 10th Laura and Sean picked us up at the airport and we were off to brunch at The Woodsman.

    Brunch!

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    • Tony 5:33 am on March 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Oh. My. God. Dat donut. Noms.

    • yarrrsky 7:31 am on March 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      That’s awesome, I miss you guys! Laura you’re puppy is so adorable

    • lauraishere 11:59 am on March 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks so much for visiting us!! And I would like to remark that there’s also a 90% chance that it will be sunny at some point during any given day. Y’all come back now ;-)

    • Sue 6:07 pm on March 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      It looks fantastic..especially that donut!

  • Linzi 5:49 pm on January 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Craft Swap VI: Pay It Forward 

    Pay It Forward

    Come one, come all – it’s a new year and time for another craft swap! I’m sure everyone is working hard at their resolutions, so this craft swap will be a simple but goodie. Inspired by the 2000 classic movie, Pay It Forward, for this craft swap we will be doing and documenting a good deed.

    XC Craft Swap VI

    Theme: Pay It Forward
    Rules: At some point in February through the end of March, you will do a good, selfless deed for someone. You can make them something, do something with them, or do something for them. It can be someone you know or someone you haven’t met yet. All that’s required is that the person you choose is NOT involved with this craft swap, documentation of the deed, and -for a twist- this act of kindness should come as a surprise to the recipient. Even though a story is all that’s required, it would be even better if you shared pictures as well.

    If you’re interested please write your name below before January 31st. The swap begins on February 1st. Please send me or post your own stories and pictures before March 31st.

    Happy Crafting!
    .Linzi

     
    • Christopher 5:58 pm on January 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I’m in!

    • Tori 6:23 pm on January 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Love it! Count me in too!

    • lauraishere 4:07 pm on January 13, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      in!

    • Sabrina 2:48 pm on January 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Sure!

    • Alicea Cock-Esteb 7:18 pm on January 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I’m in.

    • yarrrsky 7:33 am on February 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Ahhh just saw yesterday, is it too late to sign up?

      • Linzi 10:51 am on February 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Not at all! You can sign up whenever for this one. :)

  • Linzi 7:26 pm on December 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Our 2011 Blog Review 

    The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

    Here’s an excerpt:

    A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,700 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

    Click here to see the complete report.

     
    • Sue 9:09 pm on December 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations to all you bloggers!

      • Linzi 4:32 pm on January 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Congratulations to you for being our number 1 commenter!

    • lauraishere 10:25 pm on January 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Woohoo! Glad we don’t have to file income tax reports for the blog! (yay. currently accounting.)

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