A Very Pleasant Week – and a Birthday!

Posted by mrssmythe on January 3, 2017 in Crafting, Critters, Museums, Pepper's Lens, Science & Technology, Week in Review |

Things slowed waaaay down for us this past week. Most of the kids’ activities were on hold. School paused, and, with the holidays confining themselves to the weekends, we had a nice stretch of days where all we did was sit around the house. For me, this meant a lot of reading, crafting, and dog walking, […]

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My Daughter Has Blue Hair!

Posted by mrssmythe on June 28, 2016 in Family, Pepper's Lens |

Pepper has wanted to dye her hair for a very long time. As a three-year-old, she once brought me a box of black hair dye in the grocery store and asked if we could make her look like the woman on the front. I managed to convince her that little girls didn’t dye their hair, and she put […]



Pepper’s New Lenses

Posted by mrssmythe on December 29, 2015 in iPhone photography, Pepper's Lens, Photography |

Pepper received an accessory lens set for her iPhone this Christmas. It came with a macro and a wide angle lens which can be combined for additional effects. Basically, you end up with three lenses. Once the presents were unwrapped, Pepper was out the door like a shot, phone in one hand, lenses in the […]

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Pepper’s Wandering Jew

Posted by mrssmythe on June 2, 2015 in On the Home Front, Pepper's Lens, Science & Technology, Tag Sale-ing |

Last summer, when Pepper and I were deep into tag sale-ing, we came across a sale where a woman was offering plants alongside her no-longer-needed household items. Intrigued, Pepper dropped three dollars for an interesting specimen with sparkly leaves. We had no idea what it was, but it was pretty. When we got home, Pepper took it up to her room. […]

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Posted by mrssmythe on August 28, 2014 in iPhone photography, Pepper's Lens |

The girls and I took a quick trip south into Connecticut before skating lessons this past week. Ginger had outgrown every pair of shoes she owns, and I was hoping to find something for her at the LLBean store. Ginger did not, however, find anything there she liked. So, we ended up down the street at Anthropologie, […]

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