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Month: October 2010

Reformation Week

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 […] Read more…

“A Paul for Silas”

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 […] Read more…

Working lunch at the sweat shop……

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 […] Read more…

fall weekending and mother of the year

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 […] Read more…

Reupholstered Sofa and a Chevron Pillow

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 […] Read more…