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What I’m Digging

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Happy Friday, friends! I just read that it’s been a colder March for many southern U.S. cities than it was in January. That certainly feels the case here. Whew, man. It’s been chilly. I think we’re slated for a warmer weekend, though, and it couldn’t come any sooner! I’m seriously starting to get spring fever.

In other news, here’s a smattering of this and that’s that caught my attention this week:
*Ryan and I met when I was 14 and he was 15. We wrote each other letters for over a year (I still have them!). And now he’s serenading a loaf of bread in London’s Royal Albert Hall. What a trip life is!
*Love these little farmer Easter baskets and these flower seed pockets!
*The fattier the milk, the slimmer the child.
*Oh, yeah. I totally can fall into this, unfortunately.
*Been enjoying getting to know the Barefoot Crofter.
*Keri muses about spring.
*Now here’s a tribute album I can get behind!
*Time to sift the compost.
*Saw these at Amanda‘s. Love them!
*Ordered these for Huxley’s Easter basket. PVC-free and from iplay, an Asheville-based business.
*Nursing a bit of a crush on these (in black).
*Small measure reader Kelly is trying to launch a small-batch preserves business. Please check out her Kickstarter!

We’re hosting a massive Eggstavaganza (yes, I said it) here on Sunday, to be photographed for “Handmade Gatherings” (my book from Roost Books due out Spring 2014). Around 30 adults and just about as many kiddos should be coming over for eggy foods, egg crafts, egg games, egg hunts, and overall egg enthusiasm. If the 50% likelihood of rain swings towards the less likely side of things, we’ll be in good shape. Otherwise, we’ll all get quite cozy with one another indoors and under our covered porch!

Wherever you go this weekend, whatever  you do, and whomever you do it with, may it be grand!

*I always post a photo of Huxley here each Friday because, truly, he’s what his Papa and I dig the most! 

3 Responses to What I’m Digging

  • jen says:

    So random that you knew Ryan Adams as a teenager! And Keri used to date a friend of mine (small world, but Asheville is pretty small!). And finally, true story, I was named after a John Denver song, as was my brother. He’s a saint in our house. :)

    The “Eggstravaganza” sounds fun – have a great time!!

  • Melanie says:

    I bought those interlocking blocks from Nova Natural when my oldest was teeny. Both my kids loved them!

  • The Barefoot Crofter says:

    I hadn’t seen this – thank you :-) I am enjoying getting to know you too – such beauty in your words and pictures. xx