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  • Welcome to my blog!

    Hi! I'm Traci. I'm a nursing student and CNA who loves quilting, knitting, cross stitch, and the great outdoors. In my pre-scrubs life, I owned Real Photography, and you can still see my old wedding and portrait photography site here .

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Monthly Archives: November 2011

the amount of paraphernalia required at bedtime and naptime with Ellie is getting ridiculous.  Here’s what she currently requires: 3 binkas 1 book 2 baby dolls 1 teddy bear 1 doggie 2-6 blankies.

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This week Ellie has been putting more and more words together.  Today we sent Will off on the bus for the first time since the long Thanksgiving break and as Will walked toward the bus Ellie shouted “Bye Woahwee!  Have a good day!”

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granny and poppa’s girl

Granny and Poppa left today. Miss Ellie took it HARD. Kept saying “Ellie go” as they packed up. Pointedly told ME “Bye!” as they walked out the door. Clutched onto Granny with iron strength as I pulled her away. After they left Will asked, “Ellie, why are you sad?” Her answer: “Poppa. Bye. Granny. Bye.” […]

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wiksten tova tops

After successfully tackling the Star Wars costumes I decided it was finally time for me to man up and make a blouse for myself.  I’m confident with skirts, but shirts have scared me.  If a skirt is a little too small, you just pull it a little higher on your waist.  If a shirt is […]

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homemade star wars jedi costumes

I realized today that I never shared what I spent much of October sewing–these Star Wars costumes for the family.  I used the Simplicity 5840 pattern for Nic’s and my robes and tunics (and Heather’s white flannel Princess Leia robe, which we decided was a must because of our Colorado cold), and then used the […]

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