ekwetzel ^_^ Getin' our FARM ON!!! 6h

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ekwetzel In an effort to drink less coffee, I splurged on a new breakfast blend by The Mad Hat Tea Company. ^_^ It's pretty yummy. 12h
  •   kristenly83 Have you heard of dandelion root "coffee"? 12h
  •   gretchen.leah Oh yes...added chocolate syrup to my coffee today for some extra umph. 😴 12h
  •   ekwetzel @kristenly83 tell me more 8h
  •   butterflysnbees I too need to ease up on coffee.. Which is funny since I am really not even a coffee lover at heart. Tea has always been my thing.. Guess it's become a habit.. 7h
  •   goodnightbambinos @kristenly83 Dandy Blend?? 3h
  •   kristenly83 @ekwetzel just google "dandelion root coffee" lots of people make it. Or check out www.teecchino.com they have it all made up as coffee and even have flavors. 27min
  •   kristenly83 Oops! Teeccino. No H 27min
  •   ekwetzel @kristenly83 rock on!! 23min

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ekwetzel It blows my mind that our yard can produce SO MUCH food, even when we have completely neglected it for a couple weeks. We get about 10 blueberries every day, off of the puniest little blueberry bush. The apple tree is DUMPING fruit on the ground; we get a basket full like this every single day! And the cauliflower and broccoli are ready!! Yes, they are covered in aphids, but I'm hoping to drown those out with a little vinegar-salt-water bath. Not featured: the dozen cherry tomatoes we harvested that we gobbled up with dinner. ^_^ Gardening simply amazes me!!! #summertime #yummertime #blackthumbs #gardengrowsanyways #harvest 1d
  •   bryttni_ so amazing! Growing your own food is the best! 23h
  •   merwinicole My FIL has an old vintage apple cider press, and my parents have the most delicious Gravenstein tree... The apples are just about ready for juicing! The most delicious! 22h
  •   toriadele Raddddd!!!! 16h
  •   ekwetzel @merwinicole that sounds amazing 12h
  •   jessicalynette Now it is my turn to visit you 11h
  •   ekwetzel @jessicalynette woo hoo!!! 8h
  •   butterflysnbees So so cool! My jealousy is overriding by my happiness for a fellow sister. What a gift. Just last night Violet was enjoying her 2nd peach of the evening and I said to her, "doesn't God make tasty food? Mm good, eh?" She said, "yes! God's in heaven... He made my peach?" Too cute. How rad it must be to harvest such goodness from your own yard. ️ too bad about those pesky aphids though. They are so bad this year. 😕 7h

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ekwetzel We are so blessed by this wonderful woman. We were working on the yard, after dinner. Neighbor Nadia saw us, and walked over, weed-wacker in tow; "I'm going to help in your back yard. The raspberries need the weeds cut back." She worked alongside us until dusk. Then she stayed to share some ice cream on the patio, and she talked and talked and talked. Mostly about gardening. A little bit about life. And a few laughs thrown in, here and there, for Phoebes. #ordinaryblessings #ordinarystorytelling #neighbornadia 1d
  •   stylebynaim_a That's beautiful! 1d
  •   zakarysmama I remember "Grandma Candy" next door to us when we were 2&3. Inga was a sharp old broad with an accordion she'd let us play with. And of course we got to pick a sweet from the crystal dish in the cabinet. We moved every few years after that yet my mum visited her every year or so until her death. I think I even got Jon to meet her back in our early 20's. Point being neighbours & elders (to P everyone might be an elder!) make for cool memories & lessons. 23h
  •   junkyardjulie That's so lovely 23h
  •   merwinicole 22h
  •   annaliesemaree The world needs neighbours like that. 22h
  •   sherrimerickson There's nothing quite as special as a neighbor like Nadia. 14h
  •   dearpomegranates Love 13h
  •   ekwetzel @zakarysmama this is so so special 12h

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ekwetzel Cuz when your three-year-old says, "I have to go potty," you swerve (safely) into the nearest parking lot...even if it's a parking lot for a pub. 1d

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ekwetzel I thought we'd try something new and eat flowers out of the garden on our salads tonight. Chamomile tastes AWFUL! #liveandlearn 1d
  •   ekwetzel @bryttni_ I think there are two main kinds of chamomile. Maybe we've tasted different kinds? 12h
  •   ekwetzel @minimillermama it's just a roaster from the grocery store. Lol. Lazy dinner prep!! 12h
  •   ekwetzel @jessjudkins isn't that wild?! 12h
  •   ekwetzel @rchrispy mmm 12h
  •   ekwetzel @faeriebird thanks for the tip! Isn't nasturtium in creams something that heals cuts, too? 12h
  •   ekwetzel @littlehen I think well have to make some tea!!! 12h
  •   faeriebird Yes! It tastes a little bit peppery and has disinfectant properties. 12h
  •   bryttni_ It must be so! This doesn't look like either I know but it's hard to tell :) we keep chamomile dried on hand for adding to teas, it's yum! 7h

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ekwetzel (very serious) Demonstraation #phoebeballerina 1d

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ekwetzel I love the part where they all run back into the waiting room after their lesson. #phoebeballerina #ballerinablur #kidblur 1d

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ekwetzel She never tires of watching "The Real Ballerinas." #phoebeballerina 1d
  •   craftinterrupted Ohhh this almost made me tear up! Little girl dreams! 1d
  •   sherrimerickson How do you capture these perfect moments in time? The silhouettes, the ballerinas, the doorway, and no one is picking their nose. Amazing! 1d
  •   heatherglasby That's just adorable 1d
  •   bettsmama I love this!! I have memories of doing the same when I was a teeny girl 23h
  •   zakarysmama This is indeed your style of Norman Rockwell moment. Lovely! 23h
  •   ekwetzel @zakarysmama oh wow ️ thanks 12h

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ekwetzel Phoebe finished another chore worksheet & earned a new toy. I'm not gonna lie...I'm kinda in love with the toy she picked out. (PS: She named the doll "Phoebe.") 1d

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ekwetzel Sometimes I dream of living in a storybook house, with rocking chairs on the front porch & daisies growing everywhere. Just like this. 2d

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ekwetzel We swung by the Food Truck Fest at Wright Park. The lines were soooo long & we were too hungry to wait. So we went to Frisko Freeze, instead! 2d

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ekwetzel ::dinner:: 3d

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ekwetzel Craft Fair Action Shot, with this lovely lady @amberweee ^_^ Thanks @foxandwagon for the snapshot!! 3d

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ekwetzel Tomorrow I'll be sharing a booth with Jumping Juniper Handmade Dolls (aka: @amberweee) in my very first craft fair! ^_^ If you're local, come check us out!!! It's the Stadium Fare craft fair, in the parking lot of the First Presbyterian Church, across from Wright Park. 10am-3pm. See ya there!!! 4d

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ekwetzel We had a fight & then made up & then she fell asleep on me. || I think the only fights we have these days are when one of us needs to sleep. || She smells perfect: like summer sweat, herbs from the yard, and citrus (mysteriously, as we have no citrus in the house). #dailysmooshedphoebe 4d

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ekwetzel Sun-dried apple slices ^_^ Gettin' our #JohnnyAppleseed on up in here!!! Related: any locals have an apple press they'd like to let us borrow for making cider??? 4d
  •   kirstenrickert Beautiful 4d
  •   rchrispy I might be able to borrow one if I get cider 4d
  •   ekwetzel @rchrispy YES!!!! 4d
  •   rchrispy The people I need to borrow it from are at scout camp and they get back tomorrow or Sunday. I will ask for it to come on Tuesday or drive out for it and a dozen fertilized eggs (going to see if our broody chicken will hatch babies) on Monday. 4d
  •   ekwetzel @rchrispy I don't have enough apples for cider right now, but in 3-6 weeks, I'll be SWIMMING in apples. 4d
  •   rchrispy Well then no rush. Sweet I will get it. 4d
  •   bryttni_ Streetbank is also great for this kind of thing! Community pending, but Olympia's streetbank community is abundant (: so awesome!!! I want to try this! 4d
  •   ekwetzel @bryttni_ oooo sounds excellent! 4d

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ekwetzel Phoebe is asleep. I'm leaning over the sink, eating toaster-oven #smores ^_^ Phoebes could've had one, too, if she'd eaten anything for dinner!!! #smoreforme #noneforyou 5d
  •   homeeducator That sounds so good! 5d
  •   missfurnellie Lmao. Your tags! 5d
  •   heatherbee1083 Haha!!! Why don't 3-year olds eat their dinner?! Why why? And then they're starving at bedtime ;) 5d
  •   mettemaia Love it!! I have a non-eating 3 year old too - sooo frustrating!! Although I am certainly stressing about it a lot less than I did when her big brother and sister were 3 year old hunger strikers 5d
  •   abitofearth Yum. Oh yum! 5d
  •   rchrispy That was last night. No dinner so no park 5d
  •   amjovie Heehee I've been haven' stove top s'mores :) 5d
  •   mrswolma ️ that last hashtag. and I completely relate. non-eating five year old on occasion here. 5d

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ekwetzel We SCORED today at the Goodwill Red Tags 50% Off Sale! || For what it's worth, I think successful #thrifting is about patience, about knowing when to walk away from a high price tag & about the joy of the hunt. There are so many times that I walk out of a thrift store with nothing in tow. But today? Today was one of those days that really makes me LOVE thrifting. || The dresses were $4 & $9 ($9 is kinda high for me, but I LOVED the fit)...everything else was $8. #dailythrift #niftythrift #thriftinglove 5d
  •   minimillermama Love that floral print!! 5d
  •   littlepilgrims Mr. Mischief!! My daughter would freak. We are/were diehard fans of the Mr. Man show! #bringbackmisterman 5d
  •   heatherbyrd88 That star rainbow!! 5d
  •   nmew Shooting staaaaaaar! 5d
  •   spoospa OMG pretty sure that's a rainbow brute star & rainbow!! #totally80s 5d
  •   spoospa *BRITE NOT BRUTE 5d
  •   bryttni_ Yesssss!!! I love!! These are the best days! I'm totally loving that olive colored dress & of course the rainbow star too great finds!! 4d
  •   thecleeclan I believe I have the same tea pot and I love it!! It works great on our wood stove!! 3d

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