April Moments

Each month I try to parse out the small moments. I do this to help me see past the real and the manufactured busyness of modern life. Acknowledging the little things is how I stay satisfied rather than overwhelmed in my life. My April moments are about noticing nature, thriving while traveling and a sense […]

Currently

Can you believe it is already May? To me, it feels like there has never been a faster year. I wonder if everything just seems to be speeded up because last year moved so slowly. Today I am joining Anne from Anne In Residence for her monthly Currently series where we all share things we […]

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches – Gluten, Grain and Lactose Free

April always begins with Will’s birthday.  Of course, I wanted to make special desert. Will has multiple dietary restrictions so it can be complicated to find just the right treat. But this year I came up with a simple idea that yielded a result that belies the effort involved. I made gluten free, grain free, lactose […]

Recent Reads

Hello!  I am linking again with Anne Bogel’s monthly Quick Lit to talk about what I’ve been reading lately. But to be honest, it has been a rough month for reading around here.  The reading momentum of January and February did not carry forward into March at all. The only book I finished this month […]

Clothing Upcycle using Hand Embroidery

This month I experimented with a clothing upcycle using hand embroidery. I enjoy all kinds of craft/handwork and embroidery is one of my favorites. Embroidery requires attention to detail and the process can feel a bit meditative.  The act of stitching also brings up some lovely nostalgia of time spent with my mother and grandmother […]

This year my word is Nourish

These days it is popular to choose one word as the theme or focus for your year.  This year my word is NOURISH. I began choosing words in 2016.  My first word was FEARLESS.  Then came CHOOSE, followed by FREEDOM, then AUTHENTIC and last year’s word was ACTION.  Choosing a word has infused each year […]

The thing is, I don’t really like Spring

Today is the first day of spring; equal amounts of darkness and light and the promise of warmer weather to come. The trees are budding. The daffodils are peaking out of the ground. There is not a cloud in the sky. And it seems everyone is so happy that winter is finally over. The thing […]

Recent Reads

I’ve read some great books so far this year.  A highlight of this month are three books from authors I have enjoyed before.  Here’s hoping the reading goodness is a trend carries forward into the rest of the year! What I’ve been reading lately: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield – My daughter Sophie and […]

February Moments 2021

February was a snowy blur and it feels a little like a whole year has passed in only 2 months.  It is hard to believe that it is already March.  Life feels like it is passing quickly and yet dragging on.  I feel some buried stress emerging as we approach the one year anniversary of […]

5 things saving my life right now

Each year as we hit the winter midpoint, Anne Bogel, of the Modern Mrs. Darcy blog, writes about the things big and small that are saving her life right now.  This year I am joining in with 5 things that are saving my life right now.  As the weather drags on cold and dreary, and […]