• borrowed words.

    When, at the end, the children wanted to add glitter to their valentines, I said no. I said nope, no, no glitter, and then, when they started to fuss, I found myself saying something…

    March 18, 2019 5 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these tulips like yellowed pages in an old book. {in the very best kind of way.} 2. these strings. {for kind of staying put.} 3. this little mess. {because sometimes messes are pretty.}…

    March 15, 2019 4 Comments
  • neighbor cake.

    Neighbors and cakes just go together, don’t they? Need a cup of sugar? Borrow one from your neighbor. Short one egg? Knock next door. Beware the big bad wolf, et cetera, but a little…

    March 14, 2019 13 Comments
  • baby proof: bedtime stories lately.

    Wow, sick days. They really throw a wrench into things, don’t they? We’ve had more than a few of them this winter and we’re eagerly looking forward to a less germy spring. Books (and…

    March 13, 2019 11 Comments
  • make your own: night light.

    Our kids don’t sleep with a night light, but recently we started feeling like it would be useful to have a small bathroom lamp to light the way during the middle-of-the-night trips that the…

    March 11, 2019 24 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this cilantro. {and the impromptu big family dinner it helped garnish.} 2. this shea butter. {because sometimes all i need to get out of a winter funk is a little moisture.} 3. this…

    March 8, 2019 5 Comments
  • on shoe repair.

    I sewed up two holes in my sneakers this week. I’ve been watching online videos of sped-up mending. Lots of them. The clips track needles bearing colorful embroidery thread, diving below the surface of…

    March 7, 2019 5 Comments
  • baby proof: screen time.

    I avoid the the phrase screen time like the plague. I can’t fully articulate why it irks me so much, but I’m sure it has something to do with the fact that it’s so…

    March 6, 2019 111 Comments
  • things to do on a snow day.

    (Even if it happens to be a not very snowy one. (Harumph!!!).) Bake a cake. (If you haven’t already, pre-order this gem of a book so you have it ready for the next time.)…

    March 4, 2019 7 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this lacy remnant of summer. {for sticking around all winter.} 2. this cord. {same technique, different spot. helpful for keeping surfboards upright, among other things.} 3. this very large bow. {dyed purple with…

    March 1, 2019 4 Comments