Mod Kitchen Furniture DIY

Mod Kitchen Furniture DIY

This kitchen bench post been a long time coming. I started it last fall and have been sitting on it since sometime in early spring. For some reason or other I never got around to finishing it. It’s just as well, though. It’s given us some time to live with the benches and table for a bit(…)

Bag by Bag

Bag by Bag

Sometimes, I feel so overwhelmed by the enormity and complexity of the problems facing our world and my seeming inability to do anything that feels real about them. Kind of like Marion: “At times the problems seem so enormous, and there seems to be so little evidence that anyone else cares, that I’d like to simply give(…)

Wake me up when September ends

Wake me up when September ends

Oh, y’all. I know April is supposed to be the cruellest month, but September has not been kind. And I do not want to write another angsty, we’re-having-a-hard-time-blogging-and-these-are-all-the-reasons-why-post. After watching the meltdown over at Young House Love earlier this month, I don’t want to go there. I just want to say this: Like John and Sherry,(…)

Modular Reclaimed Wood Chair

Modular Reclaimed Wood Chair

Well, I’ve finally decided to finish up this post on a chair I made last spring. I’ve been sitting in it every night for dinner for a few months now and I really like it. It’s light and strong and fairly comfortable. It’s rustic looking for sure, but it’s grown on me. There is something(…)

Of curtains and climate change and compromise

Of curtains and climate change and compromise

In the first balmy days of spring, everything about the coming seasons feels possible. We’re going to grow our own vegetables! We’re going to eat healthy meals! I’m going to love the sun! You see, although I do love the sun (food! warmth! flowers!), I am a fickle mistress to that ball of gas. Love it(…)

What’s Ferguson doing on a home blog?

What’s Ferguson doing on a home blog?

I’ve shared the photo at the top of this post before, but I’m sharing it for a different reason today. I’m sharing it because of Ferguson, and because of a very small incident that happened when I was back in the classroom last spring that might shed just a small shard of light on what(…)