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Want to Learn ASL?

It might be easier than you think! I’m taking this week’s post a little different direction. Usually I feature things I’ve made, but this week I want to feature something I’m doing. For the past few months (since mid-fall, I believe), I’ve been working on learning ASL (American Sign Language).  It’s a beautiful visual language, and… Continue reading Want to Learn ASL?

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Winter Perfection: Mulled Wine/Glühwein Recipe

Is there anything finer than curling up with a warm drink on a cold winter’s night? I argue that there certainly isn’t much! My first time enjoying glühwein (the German word for mulled wine, typically enjoyed around the holidays) was at a street market on the square in Lausanne, Switzerland. It was perfect: a heavy… Continue reading Winter Perfection: Mulled Wine/Glühwein Recipe

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A Stocking Hanger that WON’T Send Anyone to the ER!

In our last home, we had a four-inch-thick stone mantel over our fireplace. I also had a toddler and a baby on the way for our Christmasses in that home, and though I wanted all the luxuries of a happily decorated mantel, I didn’t want the risk of injuring small children. Or myself, for that… Continue reading A Stocking Hanger that WON’T Send Anyone to the ER!