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Sun, moon, flowers, stars. The days come and go with rain and clouds and warmth and then more rain. Today the sky couldn't be more blue, and the sun in shining brightly. Amelia's sitting on the back driveway in her slip, "reading" the directions for the new game I just bought for her. Andy is going to make soup, and I'm going to try to finish crocheting my sweater. The rain is supposed to return tomorrow or the next day, so maybe I'll even get to wear it. I have a pile of paperwork on my desk — forms for day camps and summer ballet and swimming lessons. It's already May, and these things will be here before I know it.

I've been busy lately, rushing from one thing to another, and it feels good to sit in the warmth of the sun and read. I finished All We Ever Wanted Was Everything and Bleeding Heart, both library books, and I really liked them both. Perfect library books, actually. I got some new pillows for the front porch, and swept the porch like crazy, and generally cleaned things up, and spent a few hours in the front yard chairs before the next round of rains came, and it was so great to just sit and listen to the birds sing and hear outdoor noises again.

I have rhubarb in the refrigerator and am hoping to collect myself enough to make a rhubarb custard pie tomorrow. I also got a heart-shaped waffle maker and can hardly wait to try these sour cream waffles. Now to just figure out how many cups of flour are in 2/3 of a pound (2 + 1/6 cups, I think?). Do you have a favorite waffle recipe? I'm looking for something thin and crispy, not poufy or soft.

 

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Navarre says: May 09, 2017 at 07:19 PM

Heart shaped thin waffles sound awesome, but I have no recipe to offer. However, today I started making your mom's sauce at 2:00 and managed to get dinner on the table shortly after six. That sauce is the real deal and we think the lasagna is the best ever. Thank you!

Dianne Murcutt says: May 13, 2017 at 04:38 AM

I love seeing Amelia do her ballet....so sweet....xxx

Jean Cogdill says: May 16, 2017 at 03:08 PM

Hello, your pictures are always so sweet and fun. Thank you so much for sharing.
If you know some names... and the area's that family come from. Towns, states... check out the census's. They are a big help. It's like a treasure hunt isn't it? My grandmother and my grandfather on my birth father's side were both from very large families and the parents of each died... so the kids were scattered here there and everywhere... but at least with family members. So eventually as the kids grew they did have contact with their siblings. Good luck

Google "Whole Wheat Waffles 100 Days of Real Food". They are amazing and I can't stop making them! Crispy on the outside and light on the inside. So so good.

Stopping by to visit after seeing your blog mentioned in Artful Journaling. So enjoyed browsing through your blog which is lovely! Your photos are just delicious and your little girl is precious! How much you will enjoy this digital record as she grows ! Such a creative space you have and your home is beautiful! I will be watching out for your blog posts! Best to you from Texas! Jeanne

BEST waffles ever!!!....

RAISED WAFFLES (*EXCELLENT)

1/2 C WARM WATER
2 ½ t YEAST

2 C WARM MILK
½ C MELTED BUTER
1 t SALT
1 t SUGAR
2 C FLOUR

NEXT MORNING:
2 EGGS,BEATEN
¼ t BAKING SODA

Add yeast to warm water and set for 10 minutes. Mix all but the last two ingredients (eggs and soda add in the morning) until smooth. (wisk works well) Cover with plastic wrap and allow to sit overnite at room temperature. (stir before going to bed)

** In the morning mix in eggs and baking soda and cook in the heart waffle iron. Yields 16

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My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at aliciapaulson.com

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Since August of 2011 I've been using a Canon EOS 60D with an EF 18-200mm kit lens and an EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens.