Daily Living

We tend to panic when our children tell us they are bored, but it really is an opportunity to help foster creativity. Find out why boredom can be positive. One of the things I loved most about summer when my children were young was the freedom it allowed all ofRead More →

Photo Source :: Lucy’s Flickr Stream  There is a part of me, no matter how nonsensical it may be, that believes in fantasy, because in that corner of my brain there is no poverty or pestilence, there is no hatred or bigotry, there is no war or terrorism. At thisRead More →

We had a very busy but fun weekend. Fairy and Pixie both did a wonderful job in this year’s production of The Nutcracker. It has been a wonderful, jolly sort of chaos the past few weeks and although the girls are sad to be done for the year, this backstageRead More →

Every summer, Tim and I like to add something new to the yard for the wee ones. One year it was a dragon swing, another year log balance beams. There have been pools and play structures, fairy gardens and water fountains. This year we bought a Slackline from Bella LunaRead More →

It’s the first day of summer vacation. What to do, what to do? Best answer… EVERYTHING. Michelle and the wee ones came over yesterday after lunch, and a couple of their friends soon joined. There was plenty of running around outside, a very quick dip in the freezing cold pool, followedRead More →

Have you ever noticed, how at the beginning of spring, everyone is so anxious to get into the gardens? Later, as long summer days bake the ground, and the parched Earth cries out for a freshening shower, what was once “fun” can become “chores”? But, with partly cloudy skies, aRead More →

Although my plan was to do a weekly update on the progress of the addition of the master suite, I soon learned that construction crews don’t care diddly squat about my desire to blog. Mainly because of the weather, a week or two would slip by without progress, then thereRead More →

For the past several weeks I have been talking about a BIG project we are working on. And when I said BIG, I really meant HUGE! Here’s the back story. We live in a 2 story home with the bedrooms on the 2nd floor. As most of you have heardRead More →

Although January 1st usually gets credited with New Year’s Resolutions, isn’t it really at the end of August, as you gather school supplies gearing up to return to your normally scheduled activities that you make your greatest resolutions? Maybe they include that this year there will be more family dinners,Read More →

Just had to share a truly exciting moment for Bug. We came home from a fantastic Nature Center field trip yesterday afternoon to a giant box on the front porch. As we pulled into the garage I was racking my brain trying to remember what on earth I had ordered.Read More →

January 2. The house is unbelievably quite. The children are all gone, the hubby is back to work, and after a VERY quick glimpse at CNN, I find myself back at the computer, after a 2 week hiatus. I scan Pinterest, looking for my daily dose of inspiration, and findRead More →

I’m not any good at keeping secrets… it would be safe to say I suck at it, although I should elaborate. I’m not good at keeping “good news” secrets. You know, pregnancies, marriages, promotions… I’m just so excited for people that I’ll burst if I can’t share the good news. On the other hand, if youRead More →

We’ve been home a few days, and I am finally starting to catch up. Before I move on to some new projects, I wanted to share some highlights of our visit. Not surprisingly, most of my photos were of the Little Lady. Here’s some highlights. First… concerning the gifts I made: The pants were too big in the waist, so I had to pop open aRead More →

EDIT: We found out Bug actually was on the news as a live report. His daddy and co-workers saw him, although it wasn't recorded. Michigan's official groundhog is named Woody. As it turns out, Woody is not a he, Woody is a she. By the time the Howell Nature Center got intimate enough with her to find out sheRead More →

First off… HAPPY NEW YEAR to one and all. I hope everyone had a lovely Holiday, and wish everyone blessings for the coming year 🙂 As you know, we've been on "break" for the past 2 weeks. 2 weeks… where DID the time go? Anyway, as everyone gets back into their normal routines… Michelle and the wee ones will fall into their schoolRead More →

First off, we’d like to thank ALL our readers for indulging our silliness, but sometimes silliness over rides sensibilities! Then, let me say, Tim, Michelle and I were floored by how many people entered this giveaway, and how humorous many of the answers were! We had a blast reading eachRead More →

After bath time last night, my barely five year old Pixie brought me a skein of yarn and asked if I could teach her to knit. I think the kids know that the best way to delay bed time around here is with impromptu crafting. I also believe it was encouragedRead More →

Over the last couple weeks we have had our share of this nasty heat wave. We came home from the cool mountains of Vermont to sweltering heat and humidity. Of course, the heat helped ripened the all the berries a bit early and we were left to pick in theRead More →

Tim and I just spent the past few days with the Adorable Little Lady and her equally cute Mommy and Daddy! It was wonderful, but as always, as I lost site of their house upon our departure… Niagara Falls! Unbelievably hard to say goodbye each and every time! But enough of thatRead More →