we want a world with polar bears

February 26, 2015 by: Marie P
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February 27th is International Polar Bear Day, a day to challenge ourselves to reduce our carbon footprint. Polar bear mothers keep their tiny cubs safe in caves they dig from ice. I want a world where there is more than enough ice for hunting grounds and caves for the mama bears, don't you? I want this guy to know that the bears are fighting back from a reduced population, reduced size in adulthood, and reduced litter numbers.  Let's all celebrate the bears tomorrow by powering down if we can (those of you under snowdrifts probably are doing all you can already, so you get an extra blanket and hug from the rest of us). Happy Polar Bear Day from the littles here. polarbear_painted_shirt

shirt drawn with craft "puffy paint"

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old faithful

February 25, 2015 by: Marie P
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There are pieces that you find for your closet that turn into faithful friends. This dress is one of them. I found it quite by accident at a local vintage store. It's not a great beauty of a vintage dress, but it's comfy and makes me smile. That means it gets more wear than the flashy new dress from the mall. I wonder if its first owner felt the same way years ago- probably not since it made it to me in such good condition more than 30 years later! It was just meant to be mine then, right? What's your old faithful closet find?





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one of the boys

February 23, 2015 by: Marie P
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With the winter comes a preoccupation on my part with easy to wear layers. Lucky boys- they get the comfy ones in simple patterns. So I stole a sweater out of the boys department for my own. In the afternoon sun this weekend I even lost the sock layers. Too bad that won't happen again until Mother Nature is done blasting us this week. Are you all layered up? Boy or girl style? IMG_4746   IMG_4771  



linked with still being molly and more pieces of me

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