Paperless Post: A fun new way to stay in touch

Paperless Post: A fun new way to stay in touch

Do you still send Christmas cards, thank you notes, and birthday cards in the mail? I do, but I had a recent conversation with a millennial friend and she told me that her generation really doesn’t do those things in the same, conventional way that […]

Advent Calendar for Moms

I came across this fabulous idea online the other day. An advent calendar for introverted moms. Now, I’m not truly an introvert (though I seem to be inching that direction more and more each year), but this is really a self-care advent calendar. I find […]

scrappy table runner tutorial

scrappy table runner tutorial

Scrappy Christmas Table Runner Size: 12” x 42” Block size: 6″ Materials 1 ½” strips assorted prints (I used a honeybun of Holly’s Tree Farm from Moda) Background fabric, neutral (I used Kona Snow), cut into 6 7/8″ strips Cotton quilt batting, such as Warm […]

::finding joy {2}

Tea with a dear friend to just catch up on life. Candles burning, Christmas music playing, tree lights blazing. A chance to bring out and enjoy the Christmas tea set. Bliss. Share List

::finding joy

The holidays can be so overwhelming–so much to pack into already full days and nights. So, I am going to look for little things this month that make me happy. I want to let the busyness go and enjoy Chrismastime. The month leading up to […]

dia de los muertos

My oldest son is an awesome musician and his high school puts on a Halloween show every year called Spooktacular. It has a different theme each year and this one was one of the best I’ve ever seen–Dia de los Meuertos, or Day of the […]


Here it is a week into November and I still haven’t processed that it’s fall. That’s probably in part due to the fact that it is 85 degrees outside. The biggest clue I have to the fact that we are headed straight for Christmas is […]

father’s day

Father’s Day was a nice, relaxing day over here. The day actually started out with soccer game for Boy #2, but that was bright and early and over with by 9am. There were cards and gifts and donuts. Then a picnic at the park with […]

mother’s day

What a lovely day it was! In the morning I was greeted with these handmade cards. And this adorable mug. And a new, big girl camera! I immediately headed out into the backyard to play around. Then we headed out to a local botanical garden […]



This post is way overdue, but I could not forget the birthday post of Boy 1. The cake was duly recorded, but not the actual birthday. What can I say, it was one of those birthday celebrations that stretched over an entire weekend. Two birthday […]