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San Diego

  It has been a whirlwind here with dust now just starting to settle. Earlier this month a flash trip to San Diego, starting as a drive, ended in a decision to jump on a plane within an hour of notice. That choice came after hearing that Grampa was being admitted into the ER. Grampa […]

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The Adventure Begins

This is the first edition of Vanlife, a section about living as a family in a 1986 VW Westfalia vanagon. We left Portland mid afternoon on the 1st and spent the morning preparing the van as well as our house for a subletter. Once everything was set, I felt incredibly anxious about actually leaving. Were […]

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Weekly Roundup #6

The Weekly Roundup is an ongoing feature of all the things that made me smile this past week. The family and I are on our way out of Portland! I’ll update again soon with some pictures. The one above is Mikah testing a crimper for some westy mods (while we get some caffeine). Til I […]

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Sensory Play – Shaving Cream Car Wash

I thought i’d do a quick update with some photos from a sensory play session with Mikah. Mikah typically dislikes mushy things (especially food) and getting messy. The shaving cream activity is something he did while in occupational therapy for his sensory processing disorder. It was really fun for him. Mikah likes having coversations with […]

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Make It Monday: Drawing to Pendant Tutorial

This is a weekly edition of Make It Monday – hope you enjoy! Materials blank pendant (amazon affiliate link… the one I have is an “antique” 1″ round pendant) half dome glass covering to encase your pendant (optional) ball chain for your necklace super glue 1″ hole puncher sticker paper round bowl drawing supplies   […]

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