I don't have to tell you life has been super weird these past couple of months. Who knew I'd turn out to be such a trendsetter when I bought this shirt last year? I've decided I miss my corner of blogland so I'm promising myself to write here at least once a month. I started blogging way back in 2006 when I started homeschooling, and I found … [Read more...] about Life lately: it’s been weird
“I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.” ~Emma Goldman Don't you just love Trader Joe's flowers? Kathryn surprised me with these earlier this week as a spontaneous because-I-love-my-mom gift, and because she knows yellow roses are my favorite. This is the same girl who gave me books (from my wish list) and quality … [Read more...] about Life lately: winter edition
I'm all about low-key holidays and gifts are not my love language -- but I do like giving some thoughtful gifts at Christmastime. I also love making them useful gifts when possible, but that's just how I roll. Gifts that give back: First a shout out for a program I love, Operation Christmas Child. National Collection Week is already over … [Read more...] about Gift ideas: Stocking Stuffers & more!
When we think "self-care" we often think expensive and/or time-consuming but most of us -- especially us moms -- can't realistically commit to weekly massages or sunrise yoga sessions. (This is the part where I picture you murmuring something along the lines of "As if!" under your breath.) So I guess we should just skip self-care until we can do … [Read more...] about Quick and easy self care ideas
Just for fun, a few random things for a random Tuesday in this shiny new month. 1- Ax throwing is fun. Have you heard of the trendy new ax-throwing bars? New, at least, for all of us non-lumberjacks. I want to know who thought of this: amateurs flinging sharpened metal objects across a room, and having a couple of beers while they do so. I … [Read more...] about 5 things on a Tuesday
"Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly."Van Morrison happenings Oh, look -- I actually do still blog, in case you wondered! I don't make as much time for writing here as I once did, but I still enjoy this little creative outlet. I'm currently working on setting more of a routine in place with the start of the new … [Read more...] about Life lately: summer highlights