Matching Boots & an Orange Experiment


¬†Claire and I have matching boots. This delights us. Her and me. Matching. Oh, yes. We are also both wearing orange. I point this out to her, and that’s how she smiles when she realizes she matches mommy. This wearing orange…it’s a new thing for me… I used to be afraid of orange. Or hate […]

My Easter Outift


 I found the hat at the salvation army two weeks ago. I was so excited, but restrained myself from jumping up and down in public.  It didn’t occur to me until Saturday night that I should wear it for Easter Sunday (it wouldn’t be the first time I used Easter Sunday as an excuse to […]

I have learned in whatsoever state I am…

…to buy maternity clothes. (This is not an announcement – I am not pregnant!) I’m 5’9″, so pants only look right if I get them extra long. Thus, I’ve worn highwaters through all three of my pregnancies. I hate feeling frumpy when I’m pregnant. So, my new policy is to buy cute maternity clothes whenever […]

6 Things I’ve Having A Blast With This Week


1. I was privileged to be one of the recipe testers for Kate’s soon-to-be-released e-cookbook, “Against the Grain” Delicious recipes for the Whole Food and Grain-Free Diet. It was a blast helping her test and refine a few of the recipes – first, because it was like someone else took over menu planning for me […]

Expanding into Unknown Regions

I was disturbed this week as I brought out my treasured summer maternity bin to find that more than half of the items are too small. How did this happen??? Suddenly, I went to “all set for summer” to “I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!!!” and the ensuing tears and panic. That’s why when we were […]

Waiting for Spring


Have you noticed a theme on the blog this month? It was not planned or scheduled…I just have spring on the mind. Better celebrate it on the blog now, ’cause when it does come, we’ll be too busy dancing under the apple blossoms in the orchard to be on the computer!!! This is the month’s […]

My Future Kitchen


Here are the cupboards we got at the auction – all piled in storage like birthday presents hiding in the attic until that special day. See the lovely roping detail? And those mini glass cupboards – there are about 10 of them! There are two of these corner glass display cupboards… And TWO lazy susans! […]

Thrifted Thrusdays


It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts, but I just have to show the Beautiful way the Lord provided for me through the thrift store last month! I have wanted a princess-seamed, black, wool pea-coat since I was 17. Never quite able or willing to buy one new (and unable to […]

Thrifted Thursday


Oh, boy – we made out good this week, and I just had to share!Found: at the Bed, Bath, and Beyond Clearance store – At last! After 2 1/2 years of marriage, we have full set of dishes! Originally $60, we got the whole box for $13, ’cause the serving bowl was broken. That’s less […]

Thrifted Thursdays


So, I absolutely love Amy Butler – who doesn’t? Her patterns, her style, and especially, her CLOTH. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, follow the link and feast your eyes. I love her lucious, bold floral prints that seem to be the best of vintage prints re-incarnated with today’s flair. And I love […]