This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 102 (Whole30 Edition)

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Mmm. So I promised I'd update ya on the Whole30 I said I was going to start. I'm on Day 8. (Basically, the Whole30 is thirty days of eating veggies, fruit, fat, and protein. No grains, no dairy, no sugar, no legumes, and no processed food. The guidelines are more specific, but that's the main idea.) And when I asked if anybody wanted to join me, I had NO IDEA more that 100 other folks would … [Read more...]

Ask Me Anything Part 3!

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Happy Tuesday! And here's Part 3 of the Ask Me Anything vlog series here at Carrots! Today's blog is all about getting some sleep when you have a newborn, avoiding picky-eater-itis, and that time I was surprised by a squirrel jumping out of a tree (who's excited now?!). For more info about dealing with newborn exhaustion check out 10 Newborn Exhaustion Survival Tips. And don't … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 101

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As I mentioned in my last vlog, I threw my back out on Saturday PICKING UP A LEGO. I know. I didn't know that was possible either. Let me set the scene for you. Daniel gave me these mind-boggling awesome cats in space leggings as an early birthday present. Baby Gwen kissed and hugged the "dog dogs!" over and over. Someday we'll get the whole cat concept, baby girl. Anyhow, I was generally … [Read more...]

The Ask Me Anything Vlog (part 2!) and my new favorite TV show

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Good morning! Today I bring you part 2 of the Ask Me Anything vlogs (there's one more to go!). I'm so sorry that the sound is so quiet. I'm technologically challenged and maybe I need a mic or something when I record. Any suggestions, O Tech Savvy Ones? And if you're reading this post via email or a reader, you may need to click over to the actual site to see the video. Thanks! (Oh, and you can … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 100 (100!)

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ONE HUNDRED?! Wow. I feel like I should have something exciting to offer for sticking with me all the way to 100! But all I've got is the usual programming of photos, and links, and miscellany. We had a tea party for our "first day of school" last Monday. Honestly, school days don't look much different from summer days. We write letters and mail them for handwriting/spelling practice. We … [Read more...]

Ask Me Anything Vlog: Part I (Wes Anderson, My Tattoo, and How We Discipline)

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OK, so I told you I'd do a vlog answering your questions. And then things got crazy and I never had a chance to sit down and record anything because, you know, children. And out of town. And life. BUT today the stars aligned and I did it! Then it turned out to be 20 minutes long. Ain't nobody got time for that. So I cut it off partway through and I'll post the other two parts later. So, in Part … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 99

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Happy Feast of the Assumption! You probably didn't notice that I haven't been around much this week. But, I've been almost completely unplugged from the blog, email, and social media while we're enjoying a week in the NC mountains with my extended family. I'm just popping in today to say I missed ya! It's actually been a good week to have almost no internet access. Every time I try to check … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 98

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I think I've ALMOST recovered from the Edel Gathering and now we're off to a family reunion. Remember when preparing for a trip mostly involved making mix CDs for the drive and remembering to pack your toothbrush? Yeah....we're not in Kansas anymore. Packing for five is no joke. Well...four. Daniel is skilled at packing his own stuff. To tell the truth, anything I have to say today sounds silly … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol 97

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I haven't caught up on sleep from Edel, yet. But it's mostly because I keep staying up late talking to Daniel forgetting that the mornings start early around here. Today Gwen woke up at 4:55. FOUR FIFTY FIVE! And honey child was not falling back asleep. So, I just got up, got dressed, and tried to rig yesterday's makeup into today's makeup before heading to Panera to write/answer emails/catch up … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 96

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Whew. What a week. And not just because I riled up the internet. There's lots of big projects happening on the homestead and lots of preparing for the Edel Gathering. I did a test run of my talk for some friends and discovered that an hour is a lot longer than I thought it was. Ahem. So, this morning I'll be adding to my talk. And sorry in advance that there'll be lots of Edel on social media for … [Read more...]