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Something New

I'm working on something new right now. While I love leading my online classes (I'll have a new run of Just Five Things for you soon...next one is in April), I've been curious about bringing things into real time. In a few weeks, I'll have just that opportunity. As a homeschooling parent, I feel fortunate [...]

Some Things I Love

  The way the pup curls up in her bed so that, at a quick glance, I can’t tell where her feet or head begin or end. The way the washing machine swishes and swirls, makes our clothes-towels-sheets clean, just like that. The way mornings are quiet.  The way yoga feels like coming home. The [...]

My Sister’s Elderberry Syrup

It makes me happy to think of people I love when I'm making certain recipes or using certain spoons or filling certain bowls.  I remember the person who passed on the recipe, or gifted the spoon, or handed down the mixing bowl.  Lately, I've been thinking about certain people a lot, given what's going on in [...]

:: Dear Thursday ::

Dear Thursday, Thank you for beginning with meditation.  Thank you for the cinnamon roll that came soon after. Thank you for the walk with my daughter and pup.  Thank you for the wind, even though that wind made our walk colder. Thank you for texts with people I love.  Thank you for a break mid-afternoon (tea [...]

A Few December Things

I dried oranges slices yesterday.  Super simple and I can’t wait to string them on some twine.  They’d be sweet hung on a Christmas tree or strung into a garland (I’m going the garland route).  Have a peek here for how I did it.  (I kept mine in a little longer to deepen the color, [...]

:: Sometimes Mondays ::

An ongoing series of Monday snapshots and quiet reflections. Sometimes Mondays look like Christmas on the porch.   P.S.  There's still time (till midnight PST tonight) to enter the giveaway with Jane Hinchliffe.  If you didn't read our conversation yet, click right here to visit with her (she's lovely) and leave a comment to enter [...]

An Interview + A Giveaway {Jane Hinchliffe}

It's been a while since I've hosted an interview + giveaway.  This is a series in which I introduce you to very special people…individuals who work equally hard at their craft and at living an intentional life....individuals willing to share thoughts on creativity and discussing current work dear to his/her heart. Each individual who joins [...]

:: Ten Things ::

Ten Things.  Right Now. 1.  the wind…it’s cold, but it feels so good…it lifts (branch, hair, spirit) 2.  the pup at my feet…her loyalty, her furriness, her unconditional love 3.  the sky…vast, open…covering, holding, reflecting 4.  the last of the leaves…falling…unpretentious, somehow regal 5.  my fleece jacket, my handknit hat, my son’s old gloves…so many [...]