Author Archives: Stephanie

The dream forest

As long as I can remember I dreamed about a forest that seems real but completely unfamiliar. The ground is spongy, damp and smells like the usual Washington forests but with a wetness to it that is at once familiar … Continue reading

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An Autumn Mantle

Today I finished the last piece for my Autumn mantle. Some of the things on my mantle were made by me in previous years and a few from this year.   As you can see the design while pretty simple … Continue reading

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Learning the Violin

At first glance this picture of my Mother’s day present might be a bit odd. However this is the music corner in our bedroom. My husband bought the violin and guitar hangers for the wall and installed them as my … Continue reading

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BIHR: Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Her first book in the Graceling Realm series was called Graceling. I love the “graces” or skills that allow them to be better than average at just one thing. They usually have odd colored eyes of two different colors. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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Deciding to not do something

One of the interesting things I have been discovering since we moved last September is the joy of deciding that I am no longer interested in something. As we were moving there were quite a few projects that I decided … Continue reading

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BIHR: The Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger

This series made me laugh out loud more than a few times if only for the very odd Victorian England names. The author, Gail Carriger, does a fantastic job of having a heroine that is able to work with all … Continue reading

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My Vibram Five Fingers or my “weird shoes”

After reading all the odd things that some people said about Vibram Five Fingers I was a bit concerned about the reactions I would get from others. However after doing research and exercises to strengthen my feet, mainly so I … Continue reading

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