A thought-provoking read... while it touches on all things fiery (religion and politics!), I think it's an important read for anyone, no matter where they may fall on the political or religious spectrum, as we've all been affected (in some folks' eyes, in a positive way; in others' eyes, in a negative way) by the … Continue reading Overlapping Worlds – Politics and Religion
Growing up, my family never had a magazine-worthy, color-coordinated Christmas tree. We did, however, have a tree filled with memories and heirlooms. A macrame Christmas tree knotted by my aunt, a few ornaments my Grandma made from napkins, a plastic cup turned ornament created by my Grandpa, ornaments sewn by my mom, vintage glass balls … Continue reading Continuing Traditions: Ornaments
Wednesday evening, as I cradled my little one in my arms as she settled into sleep, I was overwhelmed - as I so often am, by the indescribable love I have for her. I reflected on how there was nowhere else I would rather be, and nothing else I would rather be doing, than holding … Continue reading A Mother’s Love
As the days become shorter and colder, I love that it simultaneously becomes mandarin orange season! They look so cheerful sitting in a bowl ... and these came with their leaves on! When I see the bowl on my counter brimming with those orange globes and fresh green leaves, I have to smile, grab one … Continue reading the little things – satsuma mandarins
Every evening we do the same bedtime routine with my daughter - bath, pajamas, books, bottle, then bed (which, I imagine, is pretty similar to what most other parents do with their kids). At the end of it, I'm ready to collapse into bed myself - not only because I've just made it through another … Continue reading A Bedtime Routine
When I created my pairings, I couldn't quite narrow it down to twelve. So, I thought, "Why not make it a baker's dozen!?" In this last set of wrappings, you have the flexibility to pick a few or go with them all.
I wish I had discovered The Container Store's gift wrap wonderland earlier - this is absolutely a new go-to for me when searching for wrapping paper! The prints are modern and fun, the color options are plentiful, and length of the rolls is generous, and the price is right! There are 8 wrapping options here … Continue reading Twelve Days of Wrapping – Day 12
This past weekend some friends of ours hosted a little holiday gathering with Christmas cookie decorating, karaoke (with a bundle of little ones giggling and dancing amidst the singing), homemade tamales (YUM!) and a warm ambience of friendship and festivity. The friend who hosted is an elementary school teacher, and in true organized fashion had … Continue reading Christmas Cookies
Hanukkah begins tomorrow, so I wanted to throw in a wrapping smorgasbord for everyone who celebrates. Happy Hanukkah!
A few weeks ago, I emerged from a Pinterest blackhole, rich with pins, wondering how I was going to find the time and energy to "do" them all. In a moment of wanting to be "the best mom ever," I had pinned a bunch of toddler activity suggestions and then spent a bunch of money … Continue reading Pony Beads and Pipe Cleaners