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Spring? Is that you?

The ground is still covered with snow today, but the sun is blazing and it’s a full 42 degrees Fahrenheit.

Writing of any sort was simply not in the cards these past few years, but with spring on the horizon it feels like it should be something that I put back on my plate. Déjà vu? I feel like I must have said this at least a few times during the past few years.

My husband has had a “normal 9-5,” so to speak the past 3 years. He’s moving on to a different position, from which the sounds of it will keep him busy. We had a little taste of the future schedule this weekend when he took a trip with his department. Granted I’m home with the kids all week, the weekends are HIS time with them. He’s amazing at keeping them busy. By the weekend, I’m done keeping them busy and on task. Dare say I’ve been spoiled?

Speaking of spoiled. A few friends of mine took a trip back to Havahd and brought this Seattle girl a Starbucks cup. I love it.

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I’ve become slightly obsessed with using jars for storage. I finally caved and painted the various lids I have, so it doesn’t look like I have old jam and pickle jars all over the house!



Grayson turns 2!





This year has absolutely flown by. It feels like the year of a thousand directions. I feel like I haven’t been able to dedicate full time attention to any one thing in my life. I’m certainly not complaining. It has been a full year of trips, friends, photos, sewing, crafts, kids, sports, food, reading, boating, fishing and on and on. With the holiday card scramble full on, I decided to take a minute to find a few of my favorite photos I’ve taken this year. Enjoy!!  3 Beans Studio3 Beans Studio
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These are not at all my favorite photos, but this project has been years in the making. When my middle daughter was born my darling friend Kim knit her a hedgehog. She also included a hedgehog for my son. You can tell they are well loved animals. My friend Kim encouraged me that the hedgehogs were an easy knit. I was not convinced. What DID convince me to finally cave and try out the pattern was my youngest child’s incessant begging for a hedgehog of her own. I had thought to commission my friend to make a 3rd, but she went along and got pregnant with twins, thus ruining my ability to make ANY requests from her of any sort. At least this is how it works in my “If you’d like to stay friends with me” rule book. Then again, other people don’t make as good a friend as I do ;)!! I was told if one was dedicated they could finish the hedgehog in a day or two. My full dedication lasted about 3 months. It was a glorious finish. potpouri layout4


West Point Cadet Uniform Items

I have a few West Point Cadet Uniform Items listed in my Etsy Shop. West Point, like any other college town is a bubble of pride. Although there is obviously a large military over tone to everything, the pride is still palpable. The cadets don’t always appreciate their situation; long hours, rules, rules, rules, competitiveness, athletics and of course grueling academics. I’ve found it’s the instructors and TACs who after a decade in the Army come back to truly appreciate the experiences of “The Long Grey Line.”

I have a handful of times up to get the Army fans excited for Black Knight Foot Ball. Go Army! Beat Navy!!

West Point Cadet Uniform Dress

West Point Cadet Uniform Dress

West Point Cadet Uniform Dress

West Point Cadet Uniform Bag

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