The Apple Tree Project

Hello MMM’ers!I’ve started a new online project called the Apple Tree Project, where you can send in family portraits, photo recreations, drawings or other images as a tribute to your mom, dad, or both. There is no limit to how creatively you can submit something or to the stories you share.

It’s still in its baby steps but I would love to see if some of you would be able to share something or give some ideas and be a part of this collaborative project.Cheers,Mia



January 19, 2017

Brightly Embroidered Temari Balls Are a Kaleidoscope of Geometric Design

A form of ancient Japanese folk art, temari balls are brightly colored pieces of needlework covered with elaborate patterns. In the Edo period, aristocratic women created temari balls using pieces of silk from spare kimonos in a challenge toward perfection. To a wider public, they became a sensation several years ago after a 92-year-old grandmother’s temari collection went viral.

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January 19, 2017

Adorable Animals Frolic in Snow as Oregon Zoo Is Closed Due to Weather

We may be only about a month into winter, but Portland, Oregon has already seen enough snowfall to satisfy the entire season. During what has been described as a miserable few weeks laced with storms, snow days, and sub-zero temperatures, many of the City of Roses’ residents have opted to keep warm by staying indoors or bundling up before braving the cold. Though the winter blues are normal, not all Oregonians are sick of the snow.

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