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Month: July 2009

From the North Woods

“Her house was perfect, whether you liked food, or sleep, or work, or story-telling, or singing, or just sitting and thinking, best, or a pleasant mixture of them all.” This is what I get to do all week. Sit by the lake, watch the cottonwood trees blow in the wind and figure out a way […] Read more…

Guest Post

I’ve been begging him to do this for-EVER. So, today, without further adieu, I give you a guest-post, by none other than Macdaddy, the sole sponsor of lifeingrace, without whose support and love, this blog would cease to exist. Take it away, my dear! $10 clipper +Reluctant Physician +#1 on the sides and #2 on […] Read more…

~~DIY French Painting Technique~~

What you’ll need: 1. An inspiration photo2. Deep Turquoise paint from the Laura Ashley collection at Lowe’s. I used Latex semi-gloss and did not prime or sand. More on that later. 3. A candle—any candle—even a candle from last year’s Advent wreath. 4. Sponge roller to paint with—so that you won’t have those pesky brush […] Read more…

Blue eyes crying………

I received a comment on a post recently that said, “Your life looks almost perfect”. And I am so grateful that most of the time, it feels almost perfect—-except for when my heart is broken. Like today, when the tears would not stop flowing. And even as I type these words, I get that same […] Read more…

What I love about summer…….

Cousins, sisters, brothers, and sparklers….art campteenagers, who love to have fun……..and eat everything in sight (I see you back there, Nicholas)smelly, adorable, water-loving, did I say SMELLY? dogsfireworks and cul-de-sac bonfiresfamily reunionsMr. SandmanShaving creams partieswith friendsor is it shaving cream fights?pool side tea partiesneighborhood block parties…(in July and it’s even cool enough to knit—I never […] Read more…

Grace Notes

1. First, let me start with this post, which was written months ago, but has left my mind reeling today. I’ve been thinking about this topic alot and I’m sure I’ll feel the need to write about it soon. Ann, author of the blog Holy Experience, is a beautiful crafter of words, and has a […] Read more…

Peacock Blue and Painting

I’m a walking fandeck of paint colors this morning. I have white on my arms, blue in my hair and stain on my nails. My LR walls are white-ish and my trim is just a ‘hair’ darker than that. I love the subtle contrast. I’ve been pouring through my beloved stack of Cottage Living Magazines […] Read more…