Family Life (Page 3)

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 it may not seem so on Wee Folk Art, our summer was filled with much artistic expression. I've just been really, really selfish with my time, and haven't been sharing all our endeavors online, but when the fall rolls around, I'm always so much better at spending time at myRead 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 →

I have a singing voice with about a 6 note range…7 if someone steps on my foot really hard. Yet, I love to sing, so I do, and over time I’ve found songs that fit within my limited range. The Beatles’ Paul McCartney and John Lennon use to write 1 song perRead More →

Photo from: http://www.blog.therustedchain.com/2012/10/spiders-and-tractors-and-games-oh-my.html?m=1 Confession time… a week ago Saturday, Tim and I, and Nancy, a truly lovely lady, gave a baby shower for a besties friend son and daughter-in-law. It was lovely! The house and gardens looked wonderful, and I managed to totally eradicate any traces of the multitude ofRead More →

  Maybe it’s because we’ve had a cool spring or maybe it’s because I’ve been so busy this year, that my annual ritual of bringing out ALL my water color paints has been delayed. But today, yes today, I gathered everything together and, well, instead of retelling an old story,Read More →

You know what I need sometimes… someone to put me in “time out”. Seriously! On days when I’m feeling particularly snarky, it would be heavenly to have someone say, “I don’t care for your attitude young lady. Go to your room until you can …be civilized!” YES, please! SEND MERead More →

If you’ve been following me for any period of time, you’ll know that over a year ago, we needed to move my dad into a home for dementia patients. It was a very hard decision, but, fortunately, the right one. He is happy there. He thrives in the routine andRead More →

I have trouble visualizing quantities. And, because of that, I tend to acquire MORE than LESS. I make more potatoes than I need to for dinner, I buy more flowers than my flower bed can hold, and if you look at my yarn stash… well, need I say more? So…Read More →

I grew up on Joni Mitchell. She is a gifted song writer and a talented performer. Still, to this day, I will frequently have a night with Joni. I’ll dim the lights, light a few candles, get a lovely glass of red wine, put on Joni Mitchell’s Blue album, andRead More →

We've adopted a new bundle of joy (and fur and nails… and oh so sharp puppy teeth)! Meet Fargo (named from a character on our family favorite show Eureka) our lab mix puppy (they say pug… I'm not sure we see it). We brought him home from a rescue groupRead 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 →

"Baby it's cold outside!" Woke up this morning singing that song… Dean Martin's version. It's legal to do that in January, because the song isn't actually a Christmas song, although we tend to lump it in with Christmas carols. Nope, this …is a song about the cold and snow, andRead 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 →