Author Archives: Mim

Obama cozy

By | September 19, 2012

We all have our own opinions, but I’m a strong supporter of President Obama and his bid for reelection.   And after I heard about his staff’s homebrewing efforts, I knew I wanted to make him a beer cozy, to show my appreciation for all his hard work these past handful of years. To make the […]

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Photo Tutorial: How To Crochet A Beverage Coozy

By | September 19, 2012

A couple years ago, I went on a camping trip up on Guanella Pass.  It was Labor Day weekend, and at over 10,000 feet, it was pretty chilly in the evenings.  I was crocheting next to the campfire, and my friend Mike asked me to make him a mitten. ”Just one?” I asked. ”Yeah. My […]

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End of summer in the garden

By | September 14, 2012

  Early summer, we blindly chose some neat looking plants at the nursery and plunked them in the ground in a bed that’s under our second story deck.  And they all survived the summer! The poor bed is in a bad spot.  It gets blasted for a few hours of high-altitude sun for a few […]

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Colorado Love Flag

By | May 16, 2012

A couple of years ago, I dreamed up this image:   Inspired by the now iconic Oregon Love image, the Colorado Love Flag represents the Rocky Mountain way of life that so many of us love. I love Colorado, and I want everyone to know it. I’ve been seeing the real Colorado flag everywhere these […]

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Meet Jakob!

By | January 12, 2012

Jakob is one of the river gnomes, a group noted for their extraordinary bridge building abilities. A sheep herder by trade, he has now turned over much of his flock to his son, Atticus. Now, Jakob enjoys cultivating his prize-winning orchids and over-indulging in crossword puzzles. Jakob on Etsy

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Salaries of US college graduates are in sharp decline! Oh, and by the way, woman still make a whole heck of a lot less than men.

By | November 12, 2011

I just read this interesting article on BoingBoing about how the average salary of college-educated US men and women are in sharp decline.  There’s an accompanying article by economist Michael Mandel that asks what policymakers can do to try to reverse this downward trend.  Interesting stuff. But then I took a closer look at the […]

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Pink wallet makeover

By | November 11, 2011

A certain little girl turned six years old this week, and we decided she was old enough for her very own wallet…even if it’s only to hold her ever-growing collection of credit card-shaped pieces of cardboard that she pulls out of the recycling. We picked up this plain Jane pink wallet at Savers.  It has […]

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Colorado Love Flag

By | November 3, 2011

The stickers are finally here! My Subaru is very, very happy. Do you love Colorado, too? Get your very own over at Colorado Love.

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Window lattice to scarf rack :: a tutorial

By | October 11, 2011

Scarf rack on the wall

When Bruce bought this house, it came with lattice on every single window (to, ya know, complement the shutters and porch balustrade with heart-shaped cut-outs).  He pulled down most of them years ago, and they resurfaced recently during the Great Shed Cleanout of 2011.  With a  little white spray paint and glue, I repurposed two […]

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Crochet aspen leaves :: a tutorial

By | September 28, 2011

It’s autumn!  Up here in the mountains, the leaves are already starting to turn and it’s cooler every day. Okay, I’m lying.  There’s been near record-breaking heat and it feels just like summer.  But the leaves really are quite pretty this time of year.         In honor of my second favorite season, […]

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