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My Week in Pictures – Week 44

Happy fall! It looks like late October was peak foliage season here in Western Mass.

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I broke out the loom I’m borrowing to start a scarf. Bad news – I think I hate weaving.

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Enjoying a beer swap beer from Philly

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Mr. Humphries came to visit!

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Good morning!

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Bored at work selfie

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Rainbows on my run

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The golden hour

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I got to meet my friend Katie at the New England Fiber Festival

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This yarn was calling to me, but I resisted… those colors!

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Artsy accidental shot

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SO. MANY. ALPACAS!

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This is what I ended up buying: the green yarn is wool/silk and will be a lacy cardigan, and the purple/blue/teal yarn will be a cowl.

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I got this print of pumpkin pecan pie free when I bought Joy the Baker’s newest cookbook. I’m not sure yet where it should go!

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Gummy bear night cap! Is this really the only picture I took during Dave’s birthday overnight? Whoops!

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Not pictured – a lovely meal and a luxurious suite!


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My Week in Pictures – Week 43

The second day of Rhinebeck is way more mellow than the Saturday. Less people and it’s nice knowing the lay of the land already, so it’s easier to find the places you wanted to visit again. We had a lazy morning at the rental, and got kind of silly while packing up.

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Here’s the view of our rental from across the street. It was a great place!

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Housemates! (Minus two husbands)

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Seriously, the foliage is amazing.

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Ravelry meet-up

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Time to go!

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The drive on the NY Thruway (Taconic) is pretty but SO BORING.

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So what did I get? I went easy on the yarn this year. Clockwise from left: pot-resting tool, grade A maple syrup, a Jennie the Potter dino cup and ornament, Bartlett Yarns cone of sport-weight wool, Fiber Optic Sunshine gradient, and a foot moisturizer stick. Exciting!

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An evening walk through the neighborhood

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Someone doesn’t like Martha Coakley!

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Would you care for a larger-than-life teddy bear?

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Spending my lunch break finishing up some booties for a work baby shower

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I think the set came out pretty cute!

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Lots of traffic heading into Easthampton

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We got some concord grapes in our Valley Green Feast delivery, so I decided to make some focaccia. I always get excited when the dough rises properly!

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This recipe was SO GOOD. I can’t wait until we get grapes again!

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I’m still dreaming about that bread.


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My Week in Pictures – Week 42

Well, I feel weird just leaving off like I did, picture-wise, so I’m going to try to catch up! I have about 13 weeks to get current. Whew.

Week 42 started off with brunch with these lovely ladies. Not pictured – pancakes and coloring My Little Ponies.

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The sky is on fire

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This way!

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We had a 5k at work! I ended up walking, which was nice and not stressful.

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Dave got me these amazing flowers for our anniversary. <3

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Driving up to Webs one evening

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I had to buy buttons since I finished my Neon just in time for Rhinebeck!

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Driving through the Hudson River Valley right at sunset was gorgeous

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How many friends does it take to put together a crib?

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We’re ready for the fair!

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We got there bright and early, thank goodness!

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Check out the line behind us! (Kate’s face cracks me up here.)

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I love the sheep herding dogs!

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Jen by proxy

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The RavWeds!

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I love people watching at Rhinebeck, it’s amazing. The foliage isn’t too shabby, either. ;)

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Apple cider donut! Honestly, the best ones ever.

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Llama parade!

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Nuns with goats, obviously.

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We had a big group dinner in town, and the only pictures I took were of the beer. Silly Carolyn!

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Oh, and the beer list because I wouldn’t be able to remember what I had? Oy.

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I promise I won’t take 3 months to post the rest.


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Happy New Year!

Welcome 2015 and welcome friends! I realize I’ve been incommunicado for the last TWO months and I apologize. I honestly have a good reason – technical difficulties. Seriously! I made the mistake of updating my Mac OS and now I can’t access my photos. We have a crazy server system in our home, thanks to Dave, and I guess we need a patch to get things back to normal? Anyways, I’ve missed this space and sharing bits and pieces of my life with you all, so I’m determined to make things work now. Is it worth it for me to go back and recap the last 11 weeks? Thoughts? Suggestions?

I’ve said it year after year, I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions. I have some projects I want to finish and some I need to start, mostly around the house. It’s all about reorganization! Dave has done such an awesome job of renovating things around here that I need to pick up the slack and do my part. I guess there’s another blog series I can do, huh? Some before and after posts? I need all the motivation I can get!

Here’s a shot of the sunset from last night, the last night of 2014. I hope this works!

IMG_4427I hope your 2015 is bright and shiny, healthy and wealthy, and everything else you want it to be! <3


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My Week in Pictures – Week 41

I’m getting some demand for Rhinebeck pictures so I better hurry up and catch up! (Thanks for the pressure, Karen!)

I hosted my monthly knit group, so I made some tasty goodies. These maple-frosted pumpkin cookies hit the spot!

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The best way to celebrate a co-worker’s birthday? Apple cider doughnuts, obviously!

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Good morning!

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Happy Birthday, Papa!

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We had a really nice family dinner, including my grandfather!

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[Photo credit/blurriness – the waitress, on my mom’s phone]

A and I had a birthday cake bake-off, since we both had perfect cake recipes for my dad. I made this chocolate cherry cake. (My dad loves chocolate-covered cherries!)

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A made a Dark and Stormy Cake. (I think it was from the Mast Brothers Family Cookbook? I can’t find a recipe online.) They were both delicious!

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Dave is not amused.

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[Photo credit: Mom]

Obligatory family picture!

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[Photo credit: Mom]

Awwwww!

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Another day, another sunrise.

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Mid-haircut selfie

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Lynette and I went to Stitches and the only picture I took was of the carpet! In my defense, I don’t like sneaking pictures on the convention floor, since they don’t approve of it.

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It’s a pretty awesome carpet, though.


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My Week in Pictures – Week 40

I was doing so well for awhile there! I’m sorry I’ve let several weeks go by without posting. It’s been hectic! I can’t even believe it’s the end of October already.

Scooter doesn’t approve.

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Sangria at my parents’ house!

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Trees at their peak

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Somebody has ranch tooth

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Our driveway was extended and paved!

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As well as our front walkway

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Some days just call for sprinkle doughnut holes and yarn scraps.

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I’m trying to keep it sandal weather for as long as I can.

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One-pan dinner!

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Almost every color of the rainbow

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SUUUUSHI

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So close to finishing the second sleeve! (Bonus RavWed t-shirt sneak peek!)

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Dave yelled at my for taking a picture of taco night.

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Trufax.


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My Week in Pictures – Week 39

This week I’m torn. It feels like fall but it’s 80 degrees outside! I want to enjoy the last probable hot day, but I want hot apple cider and buy alllll the mums. Hmmm.

Drawer-a-polooza at the family homestead last weekend

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Bad news: Target already is stocking Christmas decorations. Good news: THIS GUY!

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And these guys! I’m dying over the cuteness.

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When did this start happening?

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Our house has been tagged!

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After reordering more rock, Dave finished the back landscaping.

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Prepping for a new front walk…

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… and driveway expansion! Yay! No more parking on the street for me!

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Kim, Linds, and I went back to the Big E one last time. We got to see the Clydesdale horses up close!

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Kielbasa pirogi! Maybe we can convince Dziadzu and the aunties to make these this year?

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We tried so hard to make #bakedpotatoselfie a thing after watching the girls in front of us take selfie after selfie in the Maine potato line. I look a little crazy in all of these, sorry!

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Butter sculpture!

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View from the top of the big slide

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#PolarExpressselfie Gosh, I can’t remember the last time I was on a ride!

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Friday night Indian takeaway!

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I finished a sleeve on my Neon sweater. One more to go! (Three weeks until Rhinebeck…!)

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A pop of color

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I think these guys were playing with a remote control airplane.

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I have to keep reminding myself to get outside early or else it gets too dark out for a walk/run.

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Oh autumn!

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