a girl and her horse

It all began at the Saddle Shop in San Carlos. Boots. Riding helmet. Gathering all the things required for Ava’s highly anticipated horse camp. Rows of boots, all shapes and sizes. Some with sparkles, most without. Long rows of saddles slung over … Continue reading

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the reality of pinterest and the peanut butter bird feeder

I had some extra toilet paper rolls. This is not surprising in a house with children. I vaguely remembered making some sort of bird feeder out of them when I was small, so I thought it might be fun to try … Continue reading

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the great pumpkin search

As a child, I remember picking pumpkins. Big and small. Orange and round.  Smooth but grooved, accented with a prickly green stem on top. Rainy October days were frequent growing up in Seattle. Each year, my family would go on the great pumpkin outing in search … Continue reading

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will you be my valentine?

Tis the season of sweethearts and love. Candy stamped “Be Mine” and chocolate hearts. A dozen roses blushed red. Cards scrawled in crayon, “I love you, mommy.” A warm fuzzy day full of little girl hugs and kisses. It’s Valentine’s … Continue reading

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