Simplifying

A simple, low-tech solution for hanging art

A simple, low-tech solution for hanging art

Remember all that art we were hanging last week? The only thing that didn’t make us absolutely bat-caca crazy while we were trying every layout variation we could think of was this: This might look like nothing–and maybe everyone already knows about this–but it was new to me. As my picture-hanging expertise means we have(…)

What we did on our winter vacation

We did a lot of things, actually. We played games, and cut snowflakes, and read books, and snuggled up, and visited family, and went skating, and slept in, and window-shopped, and took long walks in beautiful places, and sipped so many pretty coffees and hot chocolates that we lost count of them. And we also(…)

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(…)