It’s been snowing this week. That’s not unusual in most parts of the country, but here, we never know whether we’ll have snow on the ground in December, much less a white Christmas. It’s beautiful when the sun breaks gleaming over the white-frosted rooftops, making the snow-laden trees glow as they catch the light. Yesterday … More A Season of Simplicity
I’m chuckling a bit at my last post. I’m not usually one to overburden myself, and I generally settle into a nice rhythm of craftiness, laziness, and quality family time during the holidays. Not this year! I decided it’d be fun to have this be the year of handmade Christmas gifts, which did turn out … More Why I need a vacation after Christmas vacation!
“You know, Mom,” Jonah told me yesterday, as he was adding little red and green bunches of plastic grapes to our Christmas tree, “it really is the most wonderful time of the year. Just like the song says!” As I lay on the couch and basked in the warm glow of the tree’s lights, drowsily mulling … More Most Wonderful
…I had the busiest summer ever, and then when everything was finished, I died. OK, not really. But kinda. I’ve been such a lazy slob for the last few weeks, it’s kind of unbelievable. I finished off October with the babies’ Halloween costumes and promptly declared myself “on vacation” from any new projects. I’ve basically … More Once Upon a Time…
I swear, I was going to come over here and make some kind of epic blog post to catch everyone up on the thousands of things I’ve missed posting in the ages and ages since my last entry and…yeah. So. It’s only been, well, OK, 10 weeks, but that’s really not all that long and … More Have I really only missed ONE month?!
I took this picture a few weeks ago. I’d spent about an hour getting the seats all put together the way I wanted, and putting on the little BundleMe-s (because February babies get cold!) and suddenly it hit me. Two. TWO carseats! TWO BABIES. AGAIN. I think I’ve been having a hard time really comprehending … More Two by two
I meant to say last time that yes, those are my lilies up there! I know it’s full-blown summer when they bloom; they’re my favorite, and that bright yellow color, especially, makes me seriously giddy. I love that set of bulbs, specifically, because I planted them three summers ago when we were putting our old … More Busy, busy bee
So, I don’t think I’ve glee-d over my Christmas yet! (Shut up. It’s a word.) It was pretty incredible in a lot of ways, but as usual, I got spoiled both in the kitchen and knitting-wise. I got some really nice cake pans and pie tins, a huge cooling rack, another great Barefoot Contessa cookbook, … More Bliss!
I forget to blog. 🙂 And things have been pretty awesome around here lately! I mean, just got a new haircut, which as we all know, is enough to make all right with the world. So. It’s also the holiday season, which is my favorite time of year. The Christmas tree’s up, the music’s playing, … More When Things Are Good…
Today was a good day. Dyeing Easter eggs with the kids and making cupcakes. They were in the shape of flowers, even. It was all about spring at our house! My kids were so into it, and that made it so much fun! They’re diggin’ on the Easter Bunny idea this year, and I’m so … More Easter and an update