The Tuttles' Madcap Adventures

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weekending

our weekend looked like this.  a steady flow of good eats, good drinks, chilly but oh-so-sunny walks, good reads, cozy knits and more good drinks.  hot toddies, you guys!!!  who knew they were so delicious?  lately we’ve been delighting in this cold, quiet season - hibernating in our little nook, filling our bellies, resting and reading, being still, and drinking so many mugs of hot tea.  it’s been so nice and relaxing.  stay warm, friends!

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hibernating.

it’s cold here everywhere.  we’ve been spending the last few freezing days in our little nook, reading books, knitting, eating french onion soup and missing our cozy wood burning stove in mentone that would keep our mugs of tea warm (but not really missing the poor insulation and the mere 5 minutes of hot water for showers in the wee cabin)  i can hardly believe it’s been almost a year since we moved here, yet at the same time it feels like we’ve lived here forever.

remember when we moved in?

and a few little peaks.

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right now


the apartment smells like pumpkin candle and vegetable soup.  the dogs are begging for and receiving carrot peels.  the beautiful day is creeping in through the windows.  i am simultaneously knitting a hat and petting that sweet dolly face.

later

we shall enjoy kaylon’s delicious vegetable soup.  we may or may not enjoy watching georgia play lsu.  we will wander outside and perhaps go for a meandering bike ride.  we will meet our pals for dinner and paint the town red.

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around here. on a cold grey day.

1.  We walk.

2.  Leaves!  Leaves everywhere, inside and out.

3.  Mulled cider on the wood burning stove.  Keeping us toasty.

4.  Lazy dogs.

5.  Deliciousness and a small stack of mitts.

6.  Family photo.

We’re hitting the road (well, the air rather) this weekend for some warmer weather, some football and some much needed Kraft family time.  Catch you all next week!

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Colorfest 2012

It was our first time showing Our Rock House at an art show.  It was a great success, I’d say.  We sold a few things, we learned A LOT and met some really great people.

We started out keeping tabs of a few comments like, how many times we got complimented on our awesome business cards designed by this gal, how many times people commented on the really great view we had overlooking the mountain, comments on our display (one guy asked if we were selling chalkboards, so we may have overdone it with the chalkboard paint.  ha!) and finally how many compliments we got on our creations.  We lost count, but we hope compliments on our goods won out!

The shop will be closed for a few days so that we can update it a bit, but be sure to check back, there are still some great items in there and a few new things!

We hope your weekend was also a smashing success!

(click through photos to enlarge.)

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Night
When nightfall comes the knitting needles come out, the books creak open, the guitar strings are strum, candles are lit, tea is made and we settle in.
It’s been a while since we’ve owned a TV.  I don’t think we’ll ever go back.  Call us crazy (or call us Octogenarians, we don’t mind) but we really dig these quiet kind of nights.  Now where did I leave that bag of Worther’s Originals?
*While attempting to complete that last (extremely ageist) sentence we also came up with “Now where did I leave …that Gold Bond Medicated Powder? …that pile of socks to darn? …the keys to my Crown Victoria? …that mug of rich chocolatey Ovaltine? …that Andy Williams cassette?  …that VHS tape of Matlock recordings? …that latest copy of Reader’s Digest?  …that plastic cover to my davenport?  Okay.  We’re done.  Sorry.

Night

When nightfall comes the knitting needles come out, the books creak open, the guitar strings are strum, candles are lit, tea is made and we settle in.

It’s been a while since we’ve owned a TV.  I don’t think we’ll ever go back.  Call us crazy (or call us Octogenarians, we don’t mind) but we really dig these quiet kind of nights.  Now where did I leave that bag of Worther’s Originals?

*While attempting to complete that last (extremely ageist) sentence we also came up with “Now where did I leave …that Gold Bond Medicated Powder? …that pile of socks to darn? …the keys to my Crown Victoria? …that mug of rich chocolatey Ovaltine? …that Andy Williams cassette?  …that VHS tape of Matlock recordings? …that latest copy of Reader’s Digest?  …that plastic cover to my davenport?  Okay.  We’re done.  Sorry.

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a week of enjoyed things…

Monsters that share.

Polite requests from the sidewalk.

We root root rooted for the awaaay team in Chattanooga.  We randomly found ourselves at a baseball game and they were playing our hometown Jacksonville Suns!

The scrap ugly blanket is getting uglier and uglier by the minute and I love it.

And yesterday the stray cat had kittens in the garage next door.  They are so cute!

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Not pictured:

We started watching Buffy on Netflix a few months ago and we’re sooo close to the end.  Seven seasons of a silly show in 90 days… we kind of hate ourselves a little.  And the show… a lot.

And there are vegan hot dogs in our fridge!!!  Megan is delighted, Kaylon is not impressed.

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lately…

1. getting a head start on fall/winter knits to avoid a repeat of the knit-at-the-last-minute-as-in-on-the-way-to-holiday-gift-exchange of 2011.

2. dog pile.  this is typical.

3. ninja star

4. TROUBLE (side note:  we’re teaching the pups to shake.  instead of teaching them to, oh you know, not pull on their leashes, to stay in the yard, to leave the chickens alone etc.  it’s the shaking of paws that we’re really interested in mastering around here.  ANYWAY dolly has done a singular shake and megan squealed with delight.  it was the highlight of our tuesday night.)

5. baskets full of tomatoes.  so far we’ve jarred some sauce, made a big pot of vegetarian chili and had about a million tomato sandwiches.  yummm.

6. and the biggest cucumber we’ve ever seen!  seems as if we passed over this one a few times when picking.

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our rock house - a shop update

Over the weekend, we gathered all of our little projects that keep us covered in sawdust, wrapped in yarn, splattered with paint and creatively content.  Kaylon is in and out of the workshop throughout the day and Megan always has a few knitting projects going at arms reach.  So with a basket-full of finished pieces we updated the Etsy shop.  Have yourself a look-see…

Our Rock House

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Sunday, Lazy Sunday

As our tunes suggest, our Sundays are often lazy.  There is usually a lot of mellow music, knitting, endless cups of tea, lots of reading and napping.

Megan is trying to read a book a week (a book.  one made from trees, mind you.) and so far she’s a book ahead.  A book ahead!  We stocked up on all of last year’s best sellers at a used bookstore and we’ve been plowing through them.  Read anything good lately?  Give us some suggestions cause she’s got about 47 more books to read.

The rest of our Sunday included snuggling with these two sleepy dogs, baking cookies, and watching Game of Thrones (Megan was NOT a fan) and Downton Abbey (Kaylon was not a fan).  Who would have thought?

Hope your weekend was just as satisfying.

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a mess of fall photos

This is what has been happening lately…

Pumpkin carving!

AND…  A ton of front porch sitting.  Since adding the benches and an old table and one of our adirondack chairs to the porch, we’ve been spending a lot of time out there watching the ridiculous motorcycle trikes go by, watching the sun go down over the brow, listening to the hound dogs howl as the train goes through town and we set up shop there on Saturday selling our chairs.  It’s one of our favorite places to be.

AND…  After cleaning out the potato house, which used to house potatoes (obviously) but has lately housed ..well.. everything but potatoes we found YARN!  A huge box of tangled wool!  Oh how glorious!  So after a few soaks in the soapy sink and an afternoon on the clothesline in the sun and then a few hours of de-tangling, it’s neatly balled up in Megan’s knitting basket.  This week it has turned into hats and mitts and baggies and scarves.  Be sure to check the shop for new knitted goodies.

AND…  This weekend in Mentone was Colorfest - a weekend fall festival of arts and crafts, music and a raging bonfire.  The weather couldn’t have been better for it.

And we know it’s the cusp of the cold season when we drive by houses with beautifully stacked piles of firewood and find ourselves pointing and “Aww-ing” with envy.

What have you been up to lately?

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The first official day of Fall is a few weeks away, but the air is definitely changing and there are more and more leaves crunching underfoot each day.  It’s so crisp and cool in the mornings here on the mountain that it’s impossible to stay inside.  So I grabbed my coffee and headed out to the porch and got to work on my Fall knitting.  There are plans of hats and mittens and scarves and ponchos and shawls and slippers and I’m afraid the list goes on and on and on…

I love Fall.

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summer knitting

A big stack of dishcloths that is dwindling as I give them away.

And the massive “Scrap Blanket”.  I love the Scrap Blanket.  Whatever yarn is left over from other projects gets added to it.  Each stripe is a different color, a different texture, a different memory from a previous project.  The khaki stripe was a hat, the grey stripe was a pair of mittens, the light blue stripe was a drawstring baggie and on and on and on…

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