Small and Mighty

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The fall issue of Small magazine is out and it is so gorgeous.


Small is a quarterly on-line publication of "creative work on a small scale for the small-sized." Small's editors, Christine and Olivia, curate beautiful images, original perspectives, unique illustrations, and fresh designs from small-scale productions, exploring the best of kid-focused fashion, design, and delights. I love this delicate, peachy story, Ballet Russe, photographed by Tamara Muth-King.


These amazing collages by Jayme McGowan are so evocative and dimensional.


And this is definitely a sheep, photographed by the clever Catherine Ledner. Love this.


I was very psyched when Olivia and Christine asked me to contribute to the Small Bites section of this issue! This is the "taste of my childhood," a recipe so special to me and my family. I've never written about my mom's spaghetti sauce on my own blog — you know how there are some things that are so much a part of you that you just can't find a way to say so properly? I've been secretly holding on to this one, and I'm thrilled to be able to finally share it on Small. I would say that Mom's Sauce is our family's signature. Nothing tastes more like home to me than this. I really hope you love it, too.


I can't wait to try your mother's recipe! Thank you for sharing with Small's and sharing Small's with us! ;)

I just bought a jar of sauce but I think I am going to try your mom's sauce instead.

oh i love small too! beautiful & so much cooler than me or my kiddos will ever be (but don't tell them i said that...oh what am i saying? they will be as cool as they want to be!) check that out: self & child depricating humor & then guilt & then retraction all in one cute little comment...

SCORE! I just got your mom's recipe for sauce and meatballs.

Did your mom have a favorite brand of tomato sauce? Cos you know that's important.

thanks for the link to small! it looks just lovely.

Uh Oh, we might be related. :) I didn't realize you were Italian. No wonder I feel like I know you. Now I love you even more!! lol. Love might be a bit strong. Sorry about that. I gush. You know what it's like to be of the culture where emotions run rampant!

denise costa says: September 03, 2008 at 11:14 AM

I am making your sauce as I type. Thank you so much for sharing. As it was cooking my husband made a meatball sandwich for lunch. Thanks again

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About Alicia Paulson


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