May it be simple and bountiful. I posted some lovely New Years quotes over at Babble. But I think this might be my favorite… Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true. ~Alfred, Lord [...]
This is a total repost, but I’ve had some requests…so here goes. I wouldn’t say we’re traditional, but we firmly believe that some traditions are sacred. Case in point: the New Year’s peas. So if you cook nothing else this year, you only have a few hours left to cook these. It’s silly simple. The [...]
I am an organization freak. Very often, my house doesn’t reflect this. But my inner-organizer gives this week a giant high five for it’s fresh-start potential. Because there is nothing better than stepping into an office supply store or Container Store or whatever and thinking about all the possibilities for new order. Am I right? [...]
If you have a “The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf” establishment anywhere near you, please, treat yourself to a Red Velvet Hot Cocoa. For real. I’m not one to like things extra-flavored other flavors than the ones their supposed to be flavored, but in this case, I make an exception. It is so good. Trust [...]
I ran across this lovely photo shop on Etsy. It’s run by a working mom (Michelle Zahn) from Baltimore. And I just love the view.
Number 15 involves a long story that starts back on July 5th, and is so boring it’s not worth telling. It’s a meta tale about goals and intentions and weather and do-overs and more. This tale would be at least one naval-gazing blog post in itself (and I do have lovely photos to accompany it) [...]
So the second wreath we did is my favorite. In fact, I might keep it up all year long. It all started as an oh-my-we’ve-run-out-of-things-to-do kid project. It kept us occupied for a few hours. And Harry rocked this one out. First, we went to Hobby Lobby. That took a while. We purchased these items. [...]
I mentioned the other day that I read up a bit on Winter Solstice and if it had many associated traditions. Sadly, they’re pretty bleak. Like the bleak midwinter they honor. So I thought I’d do a few and invent some more for a traditional (Holiday dinner dress rehearsal) Christmas Winter Solstice Feast for some [...]
A shower with lots and lots of tile! Floor-to-ceiling tile. And it is rad! Mainly, because we can shower. Hooray for hygiene! And the project is done, for now. I’ll post the final bathroom results when it’s final. Expect something around February.
For some reason, I was really interested in Winter Solstice this year. Maybe it’s because of that George Winston song (Listen to it! It will make you happy.) Maybe it was the Lunar Eclipse. But for whatever reason, I started reading a lot about its ancient origins, and I wanted to incorporate some part of [...]