Friday, April 16, 2010


my creative and wonderfully wonderful sis...

...has her birth story featured here on a lovely little blog, the Southern Institute for Domestic Arts.

Monday, March 8, 2010


if only for a millisecond, i peak the interest of someone,
if only for one moment, i inspire someone,
if only even just one person, ever-
it's worth it.

and on another note, my camera broke.
i had been longing for a new one....but I never intended for that longing to leave me with a current unusable one...anyone want to buy me a really great gift?

Sunday, March 7, 2010

a long shower

so earlier today before a hike, instead of the planned just throwing on some clothes and going, i decided last minute to take a quick shower. Well, it ended up that no one (mainly under the age of 4.5) was trying to get my attention, as is usually the case- so the "quick" shower turned into a very long shower. It turned out to be some amazing alone time; I was struck by thoughts that were brewing through my head, and more struck that the thoughts were complete thoughts. As I finally finished the shower, I felt as if I just had a spa experience, took a nap, or had an revelationary (is that a word?) meditation session. I do recognize that being a mostly full time mom that spends nearly 24/7 with a 4 and 2 year old, I am a bit preoccupied in toddler world- but I hadn't fully recognized how incomplete my thought process was, how interrupted my focus and mind workings were. When I completed the shower and had lists of thoughts I had to write down- I was somewhat baffled by it all. Complete thoughts are a whole different world that I have forgotten about. It was nice to have some.

Monday, February 15, 2010

the playroom

tree painting (copied from a project in an old issue of readymade), above fairy house, the girls' little nature corner.. which houses their nature collections, felted acorns, and whatever else makes it in...stars hanging in the doorframe...yarn web hanging in the crayon-adorned window...those crayons also decorated their generously gifted dollhouse with layna's lollipops.

Friday, February 12, 2010


so i've had a little kick with the whole blogging thing just these past couple of days, a kick that who knows how long will last. why the 2 separate sites? tumblr is a new thing i wanted to try out- it's really easy to use, allowing me to post easily from my phone. but, it's really basic and simple. blogger is where i created a blog a while ago, and I just wanted to stick with it- linking within the posts is something i haven't figured out as a possibility within tumblr, nor customizing the page much. I'm not very saavy with all of this stuff so whatever allows me to create without needing to figure out too much, the better.
we're having a lot of fun in our simple yet abundantly happy life- creating, homeschooling, adventuring- and, i just want to share and connect.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

snowmonsterman head

sharing for our friend's snowman contest

memory card

holiday photos were still on the card. yikes.

so were some other goodies.

layna's avocado sandwich face...naia, rockstar and striking a pose... chocolate chip scones...valentines

and the recent days' fun in the snow.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

the long and winding road

the adventures of life take us into our own little world...we disappear, but we're having a blast.