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Progress on the nursery at Pencil Shavings Studio

Nursery Update!

Friends, apologies for the radio silence. Last week was a blur of searching for Coco, going to school events for Jude, a funeral, and dealing with some tough family news. We collapsed in a heap of  exhaustion  and I won’t even begin to apologize for getting into bed every night at 8pm.  A quick word
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Sad Day. Coco has run away.

I have such sad news, friends. Coco, one half of the dynamic duo of the Poopies, ran away on Sunday. He escaped from a tiny space in between our fence and gate in the backyard. He was gone a good 10 minutes before we realized he wasn’t still in the backyard with Jude. He did
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Twenty Four Hours of Gross

Despite how much planning and effort you put into life, sometimes things radically self destruct and completely combust. Case in point: this week was jam-packed. And the biggest thing on my schedule was having a photographer and stylist come to the house to shoot several rooms for Design Mom’s new book on living with kids
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Exploring New York City with a 6 year old boy - www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Jude Takes On NYC

Last Friday night we had dinner at a favorite taco place, and then Jude sweetly says, “Can we go downtown? Just to see everything? It reminds me of being in New York.” We grinned. When I was fifteen, my sister and brother-in-law took me to NYC for Thanksgiving and it’s pretty safe to say that
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