A Season of Simplicity

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

Most Wonderful

“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

Once Upon a Time…

…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…

Two by two

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

Busy, busy bee

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!