September 2012

what is hospitality?

 ”Hospitality is a personal response to your own need to connect with other people. This need is at the core of what it means to be human.  Your entire humanity, your identity itself, is wrapped up in your need to connect. The real question is not how dangerous the stranger is. The real question is how […]


The Odyssey, books 13-24

by Edie Wadsworth on September 30, 2012

I’m so sad that we’re finished with The Odyssey! Don’t you feel like it changed you? Great books get under our skin and make us see the world differently. I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it’s magic will live in your heart for a long time to come. I’m sorry if this video […]


What is hospitality?  And is it still relevant in our modern, individualistic society?  This long lost art of welcoming others into our homes and hearts can and should be revived.  Join us in a 31 day series to rediscovering a heart of hospitality! This series on hospitality has been growing inside my heart for a […]


I’m in love with Texas

by Edie Wadsworth on September 28, 2012

I’m in Texas with my girlfriends and on the agenda today is: visit a field full of wildflowers go antiquing with a bunch of pyrex hoarders visit a couple local wineries tease my hair, put on the boots and big belt and go to Luchenbach dance hall. yee-haw!!! As a result of all this Texas […]


Why I (almost) gave up homeschooling…….

by Edie Wadsworth on September 26, 2012

I’m writing this post as a preface to the bright and shiny one where I’ll  tell you about all the wonderful stuff we’ll be studying this year.   You’ll be tempted to think it’s all unicorns and butterflies here at the Wadsworth house.  This post will shatter all your illusions.  Proceed with caution.  Classical education […]


Better Homes and Gardens Photo Shoot

by Edie Wadsworth on September 24, 2012

Long story short, here’s how it happened. My friend, Gretchen, a freelance food and wine writer,   pitched the story of our house fire and rebuild to several shelter magazines after our rebuild last year.  Several months later, we found out that BHG wanted to run the story. WHATTTTTTTTT?  Y’allllll???!!!!  I have been beside myself […]


What Better Homes didn’t shoot

by Edie Wadsworth on September 21, 2012

I’m writing a big, long, ginormous post all about the Better Homes and Gardens photo shoot at our house. Presently, I’d like to show you 3 things they didn’t shoot. Exhibit A: My favorite vignette. They didn’t shoot it.  Did I say that already? They begged, borrowed and pillaged all the items here—-including the table […]


The Odyssey, books 1-12 (and an updated reading list)

by Edie Wadsworth on September 14, 2012

This video is a housekeeping video where I discuss the reading list and reading in general and the prevalent misconception that I somehow get it all done. Which I don’t. And I’ll tell you all about it. This video highlights the concept of xenia and how that is demonstrated to Odysseus from Nausicaa. And finally, […]


calling all crafters

by Edie Wadsworth on September 13, 2012

i decided  for sure today. i’m gonna do it again. {12 days of handmade christmas} is back. the first twelve days of november. perfect timing for your to find some projects that are doable by Christmas. sooooo, if you’re crafty or know someone who is and would like to submit a tutorial, send me an […]


Full House, Full Heart

by Edie Wadsworth on September 10, 2012

My house has been full of lovely people lately and I need to share some of the goings-on with you.  We’ve been talking about xenia (hospitality) over at book club so I’ve been practicing my skills! (I posted to the forum last night if you’d like to discuss life on Ithaca without Odysseus!) My two […]


My Blue-Eyed September Girls

by Edie Wadsworth on September 7, 2012

My blue-eyed September girls both have birthdays this weekend so I’ll be trying to push back a tidal wave of tears as I hold these two extra tight. This photo was taken on their birthday three years ago and it feels like time is so unfair, stealing their days and their years from me right […]


Advocare’s 24 Day Challenge

by Edie Wadsworth on September 5, 2012

Well, here’s the backstory, in case you care. I’ve never really struggled with weight but there have been very few times in my life when I didn’t want to lose 5 pounds. I’ve exercised consistently my whole adult life, I love good nutritious food and I’ve never been one to eat out all that much […]


The Odyssey—Introduction

by Edie Wadsworth on September 1, 2012

In case you’ve been watching too much Honey Boo Boo Child and have missed all the super important goings on around here, I started an online book club and it officially begins today! We are reading classics in (mostly) chronological order and are starting with The Odyssey.  I’ll be posting the rest of this years’ […]

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