merry christmas.

I can’t believe Christmas is only a few sleeps away already. I’ll be taking a break from this space to enjoy the holiday season with our family and some long overdue rest. As… Continue reading

life lately

list-making / unmade beds / holiday baking / endless amounts of pretend play / poetry and hot cocoa / new braids / gift wrapping / math work / bedtime reading / an ornament… Continue reading

the gingerbread house

  The Gingerbread Man by Rowena Bennett The gingerbread man gave a gingery shout: “Quick open the oven and let me out!” He stood up straight in his baking pan. He jumped to the floor… Continue reading

mix tape no. 02 // a winter to remember

Old man Winter has finally arrived here (mildly by some of your standards), chasing the last of the leaves from the branches, forcing us into warm coats and under throw blankets. Although at… Continue reading

words: for me, for you

My life doesn’t naturally provide space for stillness, physically, mentally, or spiritually. It’s strange to think of stillness as a discipline, but as a young mother, it is. In stillness (without my phone… Continue reading

holiday hair {10 braid + twist tutorials}

three twisted buns tutorial half-braided crown tutorial fishtail braid tutorial (image) easy + pretty updo tutorial scrunched braid tutorial the knotted ponytail tutorial (image) easy headband updo tutorial the chestnut bun tutorial romantic… Continue reading

working hands: a reminder to rejoice

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. {ecclesiastes 3} My sister reminded me of these words the other day as we shelled a bucket of… Continue reading

the last of fall

To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, An eternity in an hour. {william blake} ——————————————————— I’m… Continue reading

a {small business} gift guide

  In honor of Small Business Saturday, a day promoted by American Express to support small businesses around the globe, I’m sharing a few of my favorite gift ideas for made or sold… Continue reading

happy thanksgiving

Sometimes it is easy to look at other people’s pictures or lives and feel that I am somehow missing out. That I don’t have enough. Sometimes things don’t go as I plan, even… Continue reading

giveaway | ipad mini

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving (in the US), and as a way to say thank you for all of your support and readership, I’ve teamed together with several other bloggers (listed below) to giveaway an… Continue reading

a rainy weekend: winter’s prelude

It has rained for days now. A cold, relentless rain. I look toward our cactus still propped on our outdoor table, now hunched over like an old man, withering. Cold has a way of… Continue reading

inspiration no.4

  cozy dinner | clustered taper candles | blanket throws | utensils in glass jars | printable thankful tags | simple table setting | a pretty blouse | collected plant life I love… Continue reading

the gift of wilderness

“I love cooking in nature,” Liam tells me. He tosses the scrambled eggs around the pan gently with a fork. He’s carefully improvising the spatula I have forgotten. Nearby, two trees cradle Olive… Continue reading

lately {phone edition}

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. — Marcus Aurelius I’ve been thinking on… Continue reading