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Cassandra Gerken
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A person that makes things.
A person that makes things.

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Good morning, my folks. I am considering a name change for the blog. I'm thinking "Before Sun-Up" would be appropriate. Or possibly something about untangling ideas before bed, before sun-up... I don't know yet. I'm chewing on it.  That part of the day has ...

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overnight cinnamon-raisin-walnut bread
Good morning, sunshine. It's actually cloudy just on the other side of this porch window at my elbow. But little birds are chirping and the trees are glowing with pride over their brand new leaves. The rain this week is helping everything bust out all over....

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using up that tahini
How many times have you bought a jar of tahini? You open it up, stir and stir and stir that rock hard sediment at the bottom splashing sesame oil all over your hands, get it perfectly smooth and creamy. You make your delicious batch of hummus, and then that...

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beauty among the brown
Does discontent lead to wanderlust, or does wanderlust lead to discontent?  Either way, I've had a bad case of both this spring A few f our friends and family have gone on some major trips, or relocated. Watching them go through the excitement of change get...

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what happens during nap-time - making my own non-TOMS with mistakes
Good morning, I hope you're having a lovely week. And if you're not, maybe a project would help! Over the winter I bought a pair of TOMS shoes online and stashed them until them the weather got nice. Since I pulled them out I've worn almost nothing else! Th...

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SPRING TIME! Oh glorious air! We have been doing some intense catching up with Spencer's school work lately. That's a story for another time. But after all that intense brain-work I try to make sure we get outside, somewhere, somehow. Sometime it's just run...

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warm kale salad with apples and raisins
it's funny how certain foods get popular. it makes me cringe when i see hipsters wearing t-shirts with kale slogans, or certain hot sauce roosters. at some point the popularity will wear off, but we're talking about food, not bell-bottoms. the fact will sti...

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9nth Anniversary - Subways, Tall Buildings, and Sharks
NINE YEARS. HOW. CAN. THAT. BE. This February was our second time sharing our anniversary with the kids. Not that it's ever extravagant, we just usually tried to take some time to be alone. But last year we went to a science museum in Manchester and had suc...

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Camping with the "Pros"
Camping is something that our entire family enjoys. Having kids that are 10 years apart in age, that's a valuable thing! Finding things to do with both of them is such a challenge. They really are troopers about it, but at times I can just tell they both fe...

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Mutual Vacations
For the past five years whenever I've been with my immediate family only half of us have been on vacation.When I'm visiting them my Dad is still working, from home, but full-time.When they visit us Tyson is working. Plus, just being in your home environment...
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