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...]

santa’s dead.

i felt slightly bad for the man at Lowe's that asked Abigail (4 yr old), "what is Santa going to bring you this year?" her reply: "Santa's dead." his mouth dropped open, his knees weakened and he was speechless while tilting his head back and forth between her & i. i think he wished for an explanation, but could not utter a sound. i … [Read more...]

20 mom and son DIY ideas

a few days ago i posted a bit about my daughter and her pure joy crafting -- well, my son is the same way! i think it's perhaps they both have been raised around glue, glitter, paper projects, markers, paints & an unlimited supply of creativity (& a wall closet filled with every possible crafting material or tool they could dream … [Read more...]

20 mom and daughter DIY ideas

i have a phenomenal 4 year old daughter. she is brilliant. she is creative. she is intelligent. she loves designing & crafting & creating & making & baking. i love doing simple DIY's with her -- it provides quality focused time together doing what we love!! most of these ideas have been gathered over this past year on my KIDS … [Read more...]

NY: country style

fresh picked tomatoes for dinner. thunderstorms full of lightening & tremendous buckets of rain dropping instantly. collecting blackberries for homemade tarts. biting deep into sun ripened cucumbers. wide open roads. line-dried vintage sheets. golden hair shimmering in the sun while determining what shape the clouds hold. playful fun & … [Read more...]


her legs have grown so long. she glows. her words dance at the tip of her tongue. full of stories & questions & commentary. his smile radiates with a small dimple carved out of his left cheek. kissable with each eye catch. he giggles & loves. plays frisbee & kicks a ball with such poignant intelligence & … [Read more...]

your daughter is beautiful. make her believe it.

i want her to know. to always know how beautiful she is. i want her to believe it when someone tells her. i want her to feel beautiful even when no one says it. this sweet girl is darling, amazing, interesting, determined, bold, confident... you should see her walk into a room with her cowgirl boots on and her hand on her hip. spunk. … [Read more...]