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Beginning-of-Summer fun times

We’re knee deep in Summertime readiness here at Chez Squilombard, and most of all, that involves so.much.play with our wee gals. It’s almost like it’s their job. A first real school field trip to the Children’s Museum for Hazel. A fourth (!) birthday celebration for Astrid. Career planning. Last days of school. And more fun than you can shake a …

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Behind the scenes on the ATDC photo shoot

Here’s a peek behind the scenes of the latest Shannon Squire Designs photoshoot. Stefan did as he does and delivered gorgeous, clear, sharp photos the the Amazing Technicolor Dream Cowl. My wee ladies always like to be involved. In everything that happens in our household. And into anything in which these two are involved is injected lots of chaos. Pure, …

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My little models

Sometimes when we’re photographing my new patterns, the wee lassies in our life demand to be a part of the fun. When we were shooting the Off-Kilter Shawlettes, Hazel & Astrid came a’running. They’re quite natural, dontcha think? Love these two!

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Hallway Antics

We have the best hallway in the world. Seriously. When we first walked through the house, on our very first visit, when it smelled like mold and cigarette smoke, when the shag carpeting was thick and nasty, when we were thinking, oh, no, this isn’t it, we turned that corner to the hallway, and gasped. All three of us. Kim …

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Firsts

All Summer, I’ve been thinking about how different this Fall is going to be from any Fall I’ve ever had, and certainly different from any Fall my little family has experienced together. My big-little is starting real, actual school, and I’ve known this. My little-little starts preschool, which is but the precursor to real, actual school. I am finding, however, …

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Making a mess

We’re getting some work done on our house this Fall – new siding and new windows. As excited as I am about the prospect of Astrid’s room and our room being a smooch-bit warmer due to the new windows, the big excitement is getting a new face on our house. A new color. Yeehaw! This morning, Stefan threw big tshirts …

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Saddles, and getting back into them

Today was a day for re-saddling myself. In my life. In my doing. After taking Astrid to preschool orientation, hitting the grocery store with Hazel, picking Astrid UP from preschool orientation (it’s only 2 hours this week), AND hitting Trader Joe’s with both girls, I decided to do.some.stuff today. What was on the docket? Red beans. Yellow Tomato Honey-sweetened Jam (although …

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Letting go…

I’ve been thinking about letting go lately. Letting go of my need for clean-and-organized. Letting go of my babies as we get ready to start Preschool (for Astrid) and KINDERGARTEN (for Hazel). Letting go and letting them grow seem to go hand-in-hand. My girls are independent kids. They always have been, and, even though it’s tiring (oh, so tiring), hopefully, …

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Nutshells

Hello and how-do-you-do? I’d like to welcome you to my brand-spanking-new home-on-the-web. Come on in, have a look around, and get comfortable. It’s a bit sparse right now, but I’ve got plans for this space. This is my home. These are my kids. This is a typical day. Crazy dance-party in the living room, making a mess, doing some crafts, …