There’s no danger of losing this one in the airport. Just look for the girl with the flower pin in her hair, jeans-tucked-in-boots, various colorful bags, bohemian layered clothing, taking photos of EVERYTHING. That, my friends….. is my mini me. Do you have one too?
It’s almost that time! I can hardly wait til Monday. We’ve had a few glitches but I don’t function well unless there’s a healthy amount of controlled chaos. Thank you for your prayers. We’re enjoying time with our family after the passing of Steve’s 95 year old grandpa—who lived a long, wonderful life and [...]
This is my favorite song of the week. Just thought you might wanna know. Our family could use your prayers today. Which bring me to my last point: if you’re participating in the 12 days tutorials and I haven’t talked to you in a week or two, do you mind to shoot me an email [...]
in my hand….. on my nightstand…. on my desk….. on my camera strap……. on my sewing machine….. off my sewing machine…… on my sidewalk….. on my cakestand….. in our art class (we did art first today because—-well, it’s monday) rainbow leaf painting found via whatever…… from my deck….. on my thighs….. the end.
i’m sitting on the deck this chilly morning. enjoying the cool weather, the warm coffee, the gorgeous view. finding so many reasons to be thankful. for the gift of vocation, where the sacred intersects the mundane. for the gift of teaching these children to love beautiful things. for the gift of marriage, where we see [...]
My favorite project from last years’ 12 Days was Darby’s dishmat. I’ve made one or twelve. And despite the fact that my sewing machine is currently demon-possessed, I made one for you today. All you have to do to be in the running to win it is help me spread the word about the upcoming [...]
i was ready to gossip to you about this whole pageant thing. to gently poke at helicopter moms and spray tan dads. to highlight the general absurdity of teens parading around in swimsuits. but i’ve decided to let it lie. caiti learned a lot. she had a blast and never wants to do a pageant [...]
First let me say that we can only take fun trips like this because Stevie works so hard and supports all our educational/pure fun endeavors. We are thankful We drove 4 1/2 hours to Clarksville to drop Caiti off to her activities. The pageant police (literally) informed us that we could not so much [...]
Greetings from Nashville! This post is brought to you by Starbucks, to whom I owe my utmost gratitude, for keeping me sane and peppy this trip. I couldn’t have done it without you, pumpkin spice latte–tall, extra hot, 1/2 strength pumpkin spice, double strength latte. love you. with. all. my heart. We are having a [...]
Social media is peculiar. It’s changing the way we live our lives. At least it’s changing the way I live mine. It can be hard to keep in check. Hard to find balance. But one way I know for sure it’s a benefit is when people reach out to help each other. I don’t use [...]
we’re serious about our handicrafts (aka crafts–but charlotte mason called ‘em handicrafts—and i kinda like it). never mind the hot glue gun being operated by minors in juxtaposition to the grilled cheese. we’re busy, okay? and we’re making a tutorial for you on rosettes. these two girls-a-mine are rosette makin’ fools. they’re taking their supplies [...]
my friend tammy and i took our kids to the apple farm. we had apple fritters and chicken and dumplings. it was all divine, the food, the fellowship, the fun! our friends sebastian and sarah invited us for dinner and introduced us to raclette. it’s a european dining experience where you cook your own food [...]
This poor sofa sat in my dusty basement for ten years at the other house. I always wanted to reupholster it. But you know, kids and life and laundry and such. Then when we moved, it allllMOST went to Goodwill. But instead, I persevered and took it to Wayne at Daniel’s ReUpholstery. He’s meticulous and [...]
Here’s how it happened. I went to bookclub at Sandy’s and she served two kinds of soups: pumpkin-apple and chicken and barley. I’m a mixer, a layer-er, a lumper not a splitter. I layer clothes and jewelry and apparently food. So I mixed the two together and it was fantastic. I came [...]