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Rules Are For Suckers (Or How I Was Evangelized To The Amazing World Of Improv Quilting)

2 October 2018 at 20:48
By: Sophie
Heeeeeeeey Ooooooooooooh! I’m back and have absolutely no excuse for not posting in over 6 months (aside from hobbying up a storm) so we’re not even going to acknowledge that. As you may remember, about this time last year I decided I might take a quick trip over to quilting land and see if it… Continue reading Rules Are For Suckers (Or How I Was Evangelized To The Amazing World Of ImprovΒ Quilting)

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If You Give A Girl A New Kitchen, She’s Going To Need A New Bathroom To Go With It

18 March 2018 at 20:08
By: Sophie
For the last 2+ months, Adam and I have essentially been living in the 2-room lower-level of our house and eating out every night (NOT all it’s cracked up to be), thanks to a kitchen remodel. Now I have read McMansion Hell and I appreciate that just because a house is not new, does not… Continue reading If You Give A Girl A New Kitchen, She’s Going To Need A New Bathroom To Go WithΒ It

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The Elusive Iowa Caucus (Or How I Lost All Faith In The Democratic Process)

6 February 2018 at 21:24
By: Sophie
I am not a native Iowan and for various (legitimate) reasons, I was unable to participate in a caucus until the 2016 nomination process. And while 2016 did teach me that caucuses are, in fact, the dumbest way to conduct a vote in the 21st Century, I still left feeling like my voice was heard… Continue reading The Elusive Iowa Caucus (Or How I Lost All Faith In The DemocraticΒ Process)

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All Hail The 3-Day Weekend (Or How To Stay Warm When It’s Frostbite-Cold Outside)

16 January 2018 at 10:05
By: Sophie
Are youΒ tired of -30 degree weather? Is your houseΒ freezing coldΒ all the time??? Then have I got the thing for you…gigantic crocheted blankets! In all serious though, IT’S DONE! Behold the gloriousness that is my first king-sized quilt. I realize that actually finishing projects is somewhat inconsistent with my brand (and essence of being), but take… Continue reading All Hail The 3-Day Weekend (Or How To Stay Warm When It’s Frostbite-ColdΒ Outside)

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Fall Gardening Tips For Couch Potatoes (Or How Being Lazy Made Me A Genius)

18 December 2017 at 14:56
By: Sophie
Happy non-denominational-gift-exchange season!Β  It’s that time of year. Unfettered commercialism is in the air, people everywhere are wrestling with wrapping paper, and Mexico and New Orleans got snow while it’s still 50 degrees in Iowa. Now I am a big fan of having a solid four season. I don’t like one better than another (except… Continue reading Fall Gardening Tips For Couch Potatoes (Or How Being Lazy Made Me AΒ Genius)

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Homemade Mac and Cheese (Or How To Fatten Yourself Up For Your Annual Winter Hibernation)

12 November 2017 at 14:37
By: Sophie
I feel like a broken record at this point but, I know I’ve been slacking on the posts. Part of me wants to tell you it’s because I’ve been busy doing hobbies and traveling to exotic locales (like Baltimore) for work, but it’s not. I’m a lazy person and laziness always catches up to you.… Continue reading Homemade Mac and Cheese (Or How To Fatten Yourself Up For Your Annual WinterΒ Hibernation)

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How To Quilt: The Basics (Or What Happens When A Fabric Store Moves In Down The Street)

14 September 2017 at 16:45
By: Sophie
It’s no secret that my favorite part of any hobby is thinking of all the pretty things I can buy. Pretty yarns, pretty thread, pretty fabric, etc. So when JoAnn’s fabric decided to leave their awful location at a super busy intersection and move in just down the street from us, it would have been… Continue reading How To Quilt: The Basics (Or What Happens When A Fabric Store Moves In Down TheΒ Street)

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β€œHooked” On Crochet (Or How I Found Fame While Sitting On My Butt)

27 August 2017 at 11:45
By: Sophie
It appears my hobby interests go in cycles. I obsess over one activity for a few weeks, then get tired of it and have to move on to something else (yes-even with cleaning. The chore chart lasted longer than expected, but there’s only so much dusting a girl can pretend to enjoy). That being said,… Continue reading β€œHooked” On Crochet (Or How I Found Fame While Sitting On MyΒ Butt)

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An Indecisive Person’s Guide to Summer Reading (Or Why I Don’t Read Books Anymore)

3 July 2017 at 10:45
By: Sophie
I do read, just not with physical books. (I prefer to sleep with them under my pillow and absorb the content through dream osmosis.) Not really, but now that I just thought of this, I’ve decided that’s what I’m going to tell people when they ask. For the past 6 months or so, I’ve been… Continue reading An Indecisive Person’s Guide to Summer Reading (Or Why I Don’t Read BooksΒ Anymore)

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The Secret To Maintaining A Long-term Relationship (Or Why I Decided To Just Do The Laundry Already)

18 June 2017 at 19:41
By: Sophie
You wanna know the secret to a long-term relationship? BRAINWASHING!* Or maybe denial? Actually, you probably shouldn’t trust me on this one. I’ve only been in one truly serious relationship in my life and I’m pretty sure it’s because I managed to find the most tolerant person on the planet. (Also, dividing up our stuff… Continue reading The Secret To Maintaining A Long-term Relationship (Or Why I Decided To Just Do The LaundryΒ Already)

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