Off to Haven!

haven

Oh MY am I excited to tell you where I’m headed! Been planning and packing outfits and emailing with my mentor and reading about workshop schedules and writing and checking off lists and I cannot even believe I will be in Georgia on THURSDAY for the Haven Conference!! I’ve wanted to go every year, but there’s always been […]

Another Chapter Begins…

middle school

I caught a glimpse of you this morning. You were standing outside, waiting for the bus a few minutes early. Just like me, you woke up early with anticipation for today and had time to spare. It’s what we do. You had a bag with your sweater – in case you get chilly – and […]

A Decluttering Update and What Has Helped Me on Quest!

decluttering

I wrote a post about Spring Cleaning about a month ago and it seemed to resonate with a lot of you. I think most of us want to simplify life these days and clear out the clutter in our homes – I know for me, I’m a much better version of myself when things are in […]

Thoughts on Spring Cleaning, Simplicity, and Not Wanting a Bigger House.

simplifying

So it appears that Spring has sprung early in Maryland this year. We had the windows open with temps in the 70s this past weekend, and the seven day forecast shows much of the same. And as a result, I have been going a little overboard with Spring cleaning – particularly de-cluttering. So much so […]

A Health Update After a Scary Month…

CVID: health update

Hello friends. And I do mean that:) I feel like I’ve gotten to know so many of you through this blog – when I sit down at this laptop and start typing, I always feel like I’m about to talk to old friends. It never feels like an obligation, or anything other than sitting down […]

Repurposed Shelves in My Daughter’s Room…and Realizing I Need To Start Acting More Like My Mother.

DIY shelves

Remember my little DIY Coffee Bar we made a couple years ago? (By the way, how was that TWO YEARS AGO??) I loved that thing. But as all things seem to do in this house, the dining room evolved and I rearranged and things changed…I bought a mug rack that I ADORE for that spot: […]

That Summer We Let Go…

summer

Long time, no blog, huh? This is typically my ‘off-season,’ since the kids are off school, but this year it seems to be even more so. I mean, there a MILLION and one projects waiting here for me – our family room is a hot mess, what with the wall coming down in early June […]

Today Will Become a Memory

living in the now

Oh those Facebook memories. Those “On This Day” memories that pop up in my feed. Do they get you, too? I mean, I love them, but man. They tug at the ol’ heartstrings. I look at those tiny babies from 3, 4, 5 years ago. Those sweet memories. And I usually tear up bawl like […]

Because “Marriage is a Garden”

marriage

I hear these words from my mom a lot in my head. When my kids were little, she was always offering to babysit because she felt it was very important for us to get out and not lose sight of us as husband and wife. Why we’re here in this crazy life to begin with. […]

Don’t Let This Be The Last

Christmas

Christmas Eve is tomorrow. Once again, this magical month flew by faster than I’d like… …much like the years of my children. My oldest will be ten on her next birthday. As much as I hate to admit it, I’ve wondered if this is her last “magical” Christmas. (If you know what I mean). And […]