Category Archives: friends

spring cleaning

Every spring, the first few sunny days, brings me the energy for cleaning and de-cluttering, and fixing and getting rid of what we don’t use or need anymore. By then, we’ve been inside for many months, cleaning and using every … Continue reading

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a kids’ swap

Last February I participated in my first blogger’s swap.  I had so much fun and I wrote about it a couple times already.  I am still enjoying my presents as they decorate our tables around the house. After looking around blogland … Continue reading

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spring is like summer

The other day, we had few sunny days, and my kids kept saying “it’s like summer!” as they took their socks off, and took their layers of clothes off, and dug deeper in their drawers for shorts and skirts to wear. … Continue reading

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As it has become, the tradition is to get together with our friends on Christmas Eve, and celebrate with a special meal, as I did growing up in Chile. Together, in family, with our dear friends. This year, even more … Continue reading

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Last week we celebrated with friends, Lucas turning 8. We made a cake, and Lucas picked a Minion. And we also made a Death Star as a piñata. And the day… oh the day we had!  A beautiful sunny day, at … Continue reading

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… last week

We finished November.  A full month for my family, and I think for many of us the beginning of a season we tend to be busier and more indoors.  Busier in a different way than our months in the summer … Continue reading

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I remember two Halloweens ago… we were in India.  That was a different year, a different celebration.  Yes, so many memories. This year, we went to a Halloween party at our friends’ house.  We had so much fun!  My kids … Continue reading

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last week…

I guess I missed a week of remembering… it’s been busy these days.  Lots happening, but mostly, enjoying these beautiful days we’ve had.  October I think is my favorite month. When the sun comes out, it’s beautiful, shining, making everything … Continue reading

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And at our friends’ home.  Their yard is a little paradise! Take a look. Colors and textures everywhere!  I love it! Oh… and this plant.  Oh yes! It’s native from southern Chile.  The Chilean Rhubarb I guess.  Gunnera tinctoria.  Isn’t … Continue reading

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making : silk painting

I’ve never done silk painting before. I did silk printing, which you don’t use silks anymore, it has just kept its name.  But painting… they look so pretty, especially against the sunlight… I am excited we now know how to … Continue reading

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