it’s merry.

last year i wrote a post called Santa's Dead... a little chit chat between my daughter and a Lowe's employee and Abigail's bold, beautiful delivery of the true reason for the season. this year the children have continued to ask questions about Jesus and coming to earth to save our sins. celebrating His birth.   they ask lots & … [Read more...]

i am weary.

as time has past, as time does... it's closing in on 2 years of being a single momma to my two sweet children. 2 weary years. 2 years of battling for safety. 2 years begging God for a hedge of protection around us. 2 years of weary, long, exhausting days full of long to-do lists that never seem to get fully crossed off. 2 years seeking comfort, … [Read more...]

a fire.

some days i awake with fresh eagerness to embrace the day. breakfast is being made with music playing, kids laughing, Henry (our yellow lab pup) vying for attention. after checking the weather we plan our day with a piece of construction paper and a crayola marker. i answer curious questions from intelligent children as we grab watercolor … [Read more...]

in between sizes

where do i even begin with my junk for today... completely killed one of my fingerprints with a battle between a large boulder & a wheel-barrel hyper-extended my hip years ago and dealing with a chiropractor's order & no exercise until further notice my favorite car sits dead in my driveway i've been pulling late night work … [Read more...]

there are days…

until i turned 30 i never hated a day of the year. no dates were avoided, overlooked or dismissed. i enjoyed them all. in addition, my empathy was on permanent hiatus. i lived in a perfect little bubble that allowed everyone, including myself to believe that my life was ideal. a healthy marriage of more than 10 years. heightened levels of self … [Read more...]

it’s been 18 years.

i have a new client. a real estate firm based in London. i was browsing some of their listings <<daydreaming>> while working on their website today... dreaming of the lovely bright green lush landscape. the crowds of well dressed professionals with their adorable accents & mad love of soccer! London. in 9th grade i went with … [Read more...]

favorite things – february

last month i committed to taking more photos. with the extremely cold (-10 degrees) weather we've experienced here in Western NY it's been nearly impossible to get outside... so, i will share some of my favorite things inside my home. vintage watercolor box | cowboy boot magnet … [Read more...]

reminders.

this week's DIY project.... take out the blank canvases. open my new watercolors. step away from the laptop while the children are in school. create. be inspired to post these reminders. daily precious reminders of where i'm headed.   via … [Read more...]