Like many others, I'm on the slow journey to create less waste, starting with some small stuff. The problem of waste is truly overwhelming and often I feel like I need to do all or nothing. But a complete lifestyle change done hastily rarely sticks. So instead I'm going slow but consistent, until these intentional … Continue reading Small Stuff // Milk bottles!
Recently my friend asked if I hated Lewie's future wife. Yes, was my first response. But after a little consideration, no--it's not some future person that I dread, especially if that someone truly loves my child, it is the inevitable passage of time that I dread. With every new and wondrous stage means the loss … Continue reading Sorrow // The surprising emotion of parenthood
this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
Summer is here. So starts the long, hot days that leave me feeling nostalgic about my childhood. I spent the majority of the calendar year in school, yet it is in the summers where my most vidid childhood memories live. Summers catching fireflies, building play-forts, taking cardboards sleds down hills--all basically unsupervised. Every summer my … Continue reading Never-ending summer // Thoughts on outdoor childcare
My goal is to not buy cheap clothes cheaper, but to give new life to well-made clothes.
We have a plum tree now. And a completely overgrown peach tree. An another unidentified fruit tree. All crowded in our tiny green space of a backyard. I know nothing about caring for fruit trees. I actually had no idea the plums were ripe until I saw a squirrel perched up on the tree eating … Continue reading Weekend bakes // Roasted plums
Reading // The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. My friend gave this book to me a couple years ago. I finally picked it up and devoured it in two days. The message of grace is truly humbling and outstanding. Mama's love had always been the kind that acted itself out with soup pot and … Continue reading Currently // June!
For the last six years we've lived in apartments. And while I watch my friends back in the south buy their first homes, a slight sense of deficiency creeps up in me. The pride of home ownership runs deep in Americana and it seems that I cannot escape it's lure. I don't hate apartment living, … Continue reading Making a rental your home // Six simple tips
In my ideal world, I buy everything in breezy outdoor markets and quaint mom-and-pop shops. But the truth is that most of my shopping is actually done on Amazon while sitting in my unmade bed. And while this reality of shopping is unromantic, the selection is pretty incomparable, including sustainable and fair-trade toys. So until … Continue reading Sustainable children’s toys on Amazon // Hello 2-day shipping!
This place could be beautiful, right? You could make this place beautiful.
Baking is one of those luxurious activities I said goodbye to after my baby. I feel like I never have time to bake, and when I do have sprinkled minutes of free time, I tend to fill it with the more practical needs of living. Baking is not a practical need of living, at least … Continue reading Weekend bakes // Easy peasy pizza dough
Confession: as a new(ish) mother, I've basically just rounded up a bunch of gifts that I want.