Monthly Archives: December 2012

Help us help you!

We’re channeling our inner Jerry today, and even though I’m poking a little fun at ourselves we really do want you to help us help you. We’ve been doing some soul-searching over the past few weeks (begun on this horrible day), and we’ve got some ideas about how we’d like to do some things differently(…)

A gift-giving guide, of sorts

This year, I was determined not to succumb to the holiday madness. I was determined to celebrate simply, to leave wide open spaces that might fill with more meaningful things than spending and eating and drinking and making pretty. That is why, several weeks ago, I responded to an email from our school’s teen parent(…)

Zooming in

Zooming in

Sick with a migraine last week, I realized just how comfortable, how pleasing, how nourishing a place our home is, just as it is. Yes, there are things we’d like to change. There are things we will change.  But we don’t need to hurry. We don’t need to do it today. Today everything we have(…)

And so this is Christmas

I have been having some trouble staying engaged with my online world of late. Somehow, too many posts about ornaments and mantels and staying sane through the holidays. I have been longing for normal life, one we don’t have to work so hard at staying sane in. I have been waiting for January. Not because(…)

DIY Sweater Slippers <small class="subtitle">1 library book + 2 thrifted sweaters =  Repurposed handmade goodness</small>

DIY Sweater Slippers 1 library book + 2 thrifted sweaters = Repurposed handmade goodness

My daughter is a rock star. Well, not really. But you might think so if you were to visit our nearby library’s Pajama Time. We arrived early for her weekly volunteer gig one night recently, and you’d almost think Selena Gomez was in the building (if Selena was named Grace). “Oh, look, it’s Grace!” “Grace!(…)