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    Looking Back | December.

    Ah… December. It is certainly one of the prettier months around here. and this year it was exceptionally full of smiling faces. and typically full of twinkle lights, fun cocktails, and knitting. The video version* also captures more moody skies, a quick binge through the latest Great British Bake-off Holiday and some very delightful little boy antics.   View this post on Instagram   December in less than a minute … twinkle lights and candles, cookies, cheers, two crazy little boys, one little dog and a lot of ❤️ #1se #1secondeveryday A post shared by Mary (@mere2007) on Jan 7, 2020 at 1:47pm PST I finished five knits and TEN…

  • Travel

    Canadian Autumn | The Movie.

    Y’all might want to get a beverage and a snack! …and a jacket. or at least a windbreaker 😉 Late September and early October in Canada looks – and feels! – a lot different than it does here. but maybe not so much for where you live. So that’s our trip … in a little under 2-1/2 minutes 🙂 As I was compiling this, and sorting through the hundred or so videos, I was reminded of a few of my favorite things about the trip. And since it’s Friday, I’ve narrowed the list to five: Cappucinos on demand. Oh man y’all. I’m sure part of my “re-entry fog” is attributable…

  • Just Life

    Looking Back | June.

      Unlike most of the daily photo mosaics I share, I think y’all have actually seen nearly all of these photos already – either here, or on Instagram, or maybe even Ravelry (that meta moment on the 20th when I was knitting an Espace Tricot pattern while watching the latest Espace Tricot podcast) … so there isn’t much new news here. But still, seeing the whole month together, marveling that yes, I really did take FOUR photos of the daisies by the front gate, THREE of me reading a book, TWO of the butterfly bush in our front yard, ONE more of gardenias, and NONE of the lake … along…

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    Looking Back | May.

    Whoa, May! I always love putting these mosaics together because they bring a wholeness to the month that I don’t necessarily see while I’m in the weeds of the everyday. I’d forgotten (despite compiling that me-made post last week) just how cool the month started out. how many days I spent sewing. how thrilled I was(am!) that Marc’s taken responsibility for our porch-pots this summer (May 6 and 7). how much time I got to spend with my family (especially Sara and the little boys) … how good the month really was. In one of her recent podcast series, Jen Hatmaker asks her guests what small thing they do to…

  • Just Life

    Looking Back | April.

    April is always one of the prettiest months around here … and combined with our Beaufort trip, Easter, some wonderful knitting and sewing, a new Saturday night dinner routine … and a delightful afternoon with our favorite little boys … well. I’d do it on repeat anytime. I (finally!) compiled my #1SE video for April this afternoon and shared it on Instagram.   Life is indeed made one second, one photo, one story at a time. These posts are still my favorite way to document mine. Happy Wednesday!  

  • Just Life

    Looking Back | December 2018.

    Is it just me, or does December seem like it was a year ago?!twinkle lights :: twinkle lights :: twinkle lights 😉 little boys :: three of us ♥ :: family (who are friends) :: holiday decorations :: knitting :: reading … and the start of this year’s amaryllis watch. Sometimes I look back at these mosaics and think “oh, it wasn’t really as wet/cold/rainy/ as I remember”. This month, I thought “whoa, it really was wet, cold and rainy!”. Only two (yes, TWO) of those photos were taken outside – those gorgeous camellia blooms on the 22nd and the very foggy lakeview on the 31st. Much of the knitting…

  • Just Life

    Looking Back | November.

    November was a weird month for me. What I recall is ten days at home with a very sick dog, a brief respite and then another week at home with a nasty cold. I am beyond grateful that these 30 photos tell a better story. camellias :: beautiful fall colors :: sunshine :: a milestone for my brother (he’s retiring from the Atlanta Police Department after 30 years … and a most accomplished career!)  :: a milestone for me and Marc (our 35th anniversary) :: seasons changing :: LOTS of knitting :: two adorable Thanksgiving chefs  :: twinkle lights :: a new ‘do …and one last FO (socks for my…

  • Just Life

    Looking Back | October.

    These Looking Back posts are some of my favorites to write (and later to read). The hardest part is compiling the mosaic – I’ve been taking daily photos for years now, but I don’t pull them together until the end of the month – and that pulling together process can take a while. not because it’s hard or time-consuming, but because I enjoy revisiting the whole month. Once I have my Daily Photos compiled, I go back and delete … and this month, I still have 182. About a third of those are from the last leg of our Danube adventure and I think I might be close to being…

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    Looking Back | September.

    Whoa, September was a full month! (which makes me feel a little better about not having it all pulled together to share until well into October) The month began at the lake, still full-on summer, moved home for a whirlwind of knitting, sewing and birthday and ended in Austria. wow. I also mashed my favorite sixty seconds of video from the month. What a happy accident that the Sound of Music sing-along happened on the last day of the month … no way I could’ve planned “My Favorite Things” any better! …and now it feels right to embrace October. Bring on Fall! Happy Tuesday!

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    Looking Back | June.

    I was certainly out and about (and away) more than usual, but there are still morning walks, Friday night snacks, cocktails and coffee and a lot of knitting. But most of all, I love the upper right (June 2) and middle (June 13) photos … any month where I get to spend time with those four people is a great one! Happy Tuesday!