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Party Hats Optional

Dear friends, we’ve made it through one year together. Small Measure is officially one year old today. Thanks for allowing me to rant about leaky roofs, perfect chocolate chip cookies, naughty dog antics, and assorted and sundry flash mob videos. I’ve adored making digital friends and can’t wait to meet more of you and learn of your own life adventures in the year ahead. In celebration, I offer you the O.G. of party times, M.C. Hammer. Were he to be made aware of this here lil’ blog ‘o mine, he’d unquestionably break into spontaneous dance. Stop. Hammer time. 
*I want things like this to happen to me when I’m shopping. Or pumping gas. Or getting groceries. Or anything. Life is always better with spontaneous dancing, right?

**I’d also love to hear your thoughts about topics you’d like me to write about. Aside from gold lamé hammer pants, that is. 

5 Responses to Party Hats Optional

  • Anonymous says:

    One year! What a wonderful time and accomplishment. The future looks bright. I am really looking forward to the book “series”.
    You go girl.

  • nicole says:

    and what a year it has been. i look forward to seeing how the site grows and develops over time.

    i'd love to see more food-based postings, particularly close-up photos of some of the things you've made along with recipes for how to make them. i have always enjoyed how you tie delicious food to ways we can use what is seasonal and local.

    i also enjoy hearing about your adventures in teaching yourself homesteading techniques, from organic gardening to beekeeping. i think a lot of us can relate to and learn from your experiences.

    the “small measure” additions have also been nice.

  • P says:

    Hurray! I'm so glad I found you. I'm wearing hammer pants to celebrate.

  • Rachel says:

    do you mean O.G. as in “over-golded”?

    I am a terrible cook, so I'd love to hear some more broad cooking tips, like, “when frying fish, let the oil heat up really hot before putting them in the pan,” or “the cupcakes should cool to the touch before adding jam on the interior”. Or what have you.

    I really enjoy the little bits about your daily life and indulgences, the fun videos, and juicy descriptions.

    What about how you deal with the challenges of a starting up homesteader – like deciding the best place for a vegetable garden, or how to depend more and more on what you are growing, even your community relationships that make it easier.

  • Mallory says:

    Not only is this my favourite ever because you rocked it for a whole year (YAYYY), buy you also incorporated lame pants.

    Maybe he'll be in the movie adaptation of your books!!!