The Alburn Family

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   Jun 27

Fun with Paint

We used: driveway paints & paint brushes assorted rocks paper plate paper towels After going on a “rock hunt” we wiped the dirt off with a rag.  It was fun mixing colors and creating a new look for these gems!

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   Aug 19

So true…

Babies Don’t Keep By Ruth Hulbert Hamilton Mother, O Mother, come shake out your cloth, Empty the dustpan, poison the moth, Hang out the washing, make up the bed, Sew on a button and butter the bread. Where is the mother whose house is so shocking? She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking. Oh, I’ve […]

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   Jul 30


Who are these mysterious little people and how did they get in my house?

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   Jul 12

Dreams Where I am Sleeping

DREAMS WHERE I AM SLEEPING from Destin Cretton on Vimeo. guitar/voice is my awesome bro, Joel P West

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   Jul 08


For Christmas, my brother got me a subscription to Ready Made magazine.  This is a do-it-yourself / design / home project-type of magazine…  like to an intensely outrageous degree.  I’m having fun imagining what I would do if I had time and skills and funds and that level of commitment to creative expression.  Answer for […]

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   Jun 25

Ten Tube Bowling

We used: 10 toilet paper tubes scrapbook paper scissors tape ball All you need is about 15 minutes to get everything set up.  Good clean fun!

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   Jan 18

Roof Woes

Do you see what I see?  My kind neighbors were out on a dog walk and spotted shingle/roof damage on at least half the homes on our street.  Makes sense — I didn’t sleep well last night from the loud wind — and the howling had included a lot of rat-tat-tat tat tats… They generously […]

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   Jan 18

It’s All in the Bacon

Yes, we have these frightening products in my home… can we just say there’s a tiny obsession with bacon?!?  My husband was so excited about their business slogan:  “Everything should taste like bacon.”  Yep! So I thought I’d be a kind heart and make Pioneer Woman’s meatloaf for dinner tonight.  It’s not just a meatloaf; […]

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   Jan 12


Do you spend time ‘surfing’ on YouTube?  I find it fascinating how it has become a hangout place for all ages, entertained for hours on end.  I stick to reading my e-mail and blogs, wandering over to YouTube when I get a recommendation from somewhere.  I’m certainly not going to be found watching Charlie the […]

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   Jan 08

tea party

  Click through if you want to see pics of my kiddos now.  A is 2 1/2 now, and baby B is 3 months.  I have treasured this time at home so much.  So much.  I go back to work on Wednesday the 13th.  It will be good but hard.  As all choices are.  Looking […]

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