parenting

A beautiful mess More progress on the family room

If you’ve been reading for awhile, you know we link regularly to the William Morris Project at Pancakes and French Fries. The WMP is all about creating homes filled only with things we find useful or believe to be beautiful–which is as much about figuring out what those things are as it is about decluttering(…)

New beginnings and old traditions

You ever get an idea in your head that something needs to be done a certain way, or it can’t be done at all? That if it can’t be done the way it’s supposed to be (which is however you’ve decided it needs to be), it’s not worth doing at all? Or, maybe you’ll do(…)

Have you ever gotten lost…

…but not really lost? I mean, you know, generally, where you are–but you don’t know exactly where you are. And you don’t know how to get where it is you want to go. Somehow, in the last 6 months, I seem to have lost my way. I have worked hard, and blogged hard, and parented(…)

Growing pains Regaining balance in our awkward age

Why yes, it has been a week since we’ve posted anything. And no, that’s not typical for us. We do try to post at least twice a week, and we’ve been doing that pretty much without fail since last October. But, it was kind of a week. The kind of week that makes you wonder(…)

Saying good-bye to spring…

Some people love summer. You’d think I’d be one of them–after all, I work a school year calendar. Summer for me is sleeping in, long afternoons, extra time with family and friends. But truly, I think spring may be my favorite season.

Spare some change?

Sometimes being flexible is a good thing. We had a great time envisioning and creating our coffee table project. It was a lot of fun to make and has been well-received. (In fact we are getting published in Cottages & Bungalows! You can read about the contest we entered here. I’ve never read the magazine,(…)