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If We Were Having Coffee… {9/24/16}

If we were having coffee, It would have to be a quick chat. Today is me and the hubby’s anniversary. He made sure to clear his schedule so we could spend the day together. Saturday’s have been eaten up by meetings and conferences for him lately, and the trend will continue on through October. Nothing too special about today; Mae’s soccer game, some relaxed time with the kiddos, and a dinner out- just the 2 of us!

11 years ago, I was just barely 20, and he was 21!

If we were having coffee, I might actually have a hot drink today. It’s finally cooling down around here. It was unseasonably warm all week, and fall has finally graced us with it’s presence. You know me, I like to pumpkin-spice-all-the-things, wear scarves and boots, and watch football. During last week’s chat, I shared that we’d be going apple picking. Let me pull out some pictures…




Unfortunately, we had a late freeze this Spring which nearly killed the area apple trees. So, the apples were scarce. We had to put the kids up on our shoulders to get the few apples that were hiding in the tops of the trees! It made for some good laughs at least.

I had a much slower week at work, so I was able to get some much needed house cleaning done. Besides that, all was pretty quiet around here. I won’t complain about that!

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If We Were Having Coffee… {9/17/16}

If we were having coffee, it would of course be before Mae’s soccer game. It’s not an early one at least,  so I don’t need to rush. This week was such a whirlwind. We had a big church-wide dinner on Wednesday, and as part of my job, I had to put in some extra hours to get it ready and help run it. It wouldn’t have been bad, but the kids had no school on Tuesday, and I had to go to Open House, which was the same night as the dinner. Needless to say, there was a lot of scrambling on my part.

Now that that’s over, I’ve got to get cracking on a project for my Virtual Assistant job. My boss wants an eBook with a dozen recipes for the end of the month. I’m thrilled that she loves my work (even without any formal graphic design training), and I really didn’t want to turn down the extra hours, but I foresee some late nights in the next couple of weeks!


Tomorrow, we’re scheduled to go apple picking. Fall is my absolute favorite time of year, and our family apple picking day is always my unofficial fall kickoff. We always go a little early in the season, so it’ll be a bit warm for my liking, but it’s been cooling down really fast around here! Scarves, boots, and pumpkin spice, here I come!

Justin had to be at work most of the day today, so we’re planning a pizza-on-the-couch and movie night so everyone can rest and relax.

Do you have any plans for this weekend? How was your week?

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Knit in Progress :: Crate & Barrel Throw

I am so¬†close to finishing up this cozy Crate & Barrel throw! I started this thing ages ago. It’s been so long that I don’t even remember. I *think* it’s going on 3 years. In fact, it was around before the blog was!


It’s soft and squishy, and just big enough for 2 to snuggle under. The downside is that I chose 100% wool. And it’s off-white, so… Washing is not going to be fun. I used Northampton Bulky (which apparently WEBS doesn’t carry anymore). I got it super cheap, but I was a new knitter, just exploring wool, and I didn’t take washing into account. Whoops. No chocolate ice cream near the new blanket! (I’m really only speaking to myself, here…)

I’m linking up with the Yarn Along, like I always do, and Ginny always includes a book she’s reading. I’m not much of a reader, but this week I’ve got one to share. Technically, I haven’t started it yet, but I picked it up from the library, so that’s progress for me! I’ve heard great things about “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo. I’ve been trying to declutter, but you know how that goes. I take care of one pile, meanwhile the kids outgrow all their clothes, so there’s something else to deal with. I am super excited to see what Marie has to say.

Linking up!



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If We Were Having Coffee… {9/10/16}

If we were having coffee, it would be very early. Mae has team soccer photos bright and early with a game following. I’m feeling a bit tired (from staying up too late writing and working…), so I just may have a second cup.

It’s been a while since my last Weekend Coffee Share. If you’d like to see what I’ve been up to, here is my post explaining my absence from the blog over the summer. Here’s the short version if you don’t have the extra time- I picked up another part time job as an Administrative Assistant at our church. So, me and the hubs have been working together a bit in the office (if you’re new around here, he’s the Youth Pastor). Some people say they could never work alongside their spouse, but I think we make a pretty great team. It’s really only a few hours, and since we’re in ministry, I have always tried to help him out any way I can. It took some time for me to get used to working again, and with both kids home for summer break, it was a bit hectic.

SO, that’s that. I even took a bit of a break from knitting and crafting, but once I got back into it, I just didn’t have time to write about it. Baby steps. Now with the kids back in school, I’m getting a better handle on managing my time. Speaking of back to school, my baby started Kindergarten! We home-schooled last year for Pre-K, but now he’s off to school all day with his sister. They’re doing great, btw.

Thanks for listening. Until next time…


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Knit in Progress :: Saroyan Scarf

I have some amazingly soft Cascade Ultra Pima yarn leftover from my Kai tank, so I cast on a scarf for the fall. The pattern is Saroyan by Liz Abinante. It’s straight at one edge, then has a gentle curve featuring lace leaves on the other edge. It’s easily customizable, and works with any yarn and coordinating needles.

I made 2 of these as Christmas gifts a couple of years ago, and I’ve been dying to knit one for myself ever since! I made the mistake of knitting them with 100% wool (bad for gift giving I’ve come to realize), so when I had 2 unused skeins of this yummy pima cotton leftover, I know immediately they’d become some sort of squishy scarf.

I love this pattern because after a few leaves, the lace pattern is easily memorized. A quick glance for increases and decreases for shaping is all I need. I just cast on a few days ago, so I’m thinking it’ll be ready to go before the crisp, fall air moves in. I’m.So.Excited.

After a brief hiatus, I’m sharing on the Yarn Along!



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