Relaxing and reading

Christmas brings out so many emotions from people. People usually love it, or dread it. Well, I love it. I've been making a conscious effort to focus on the reason we celebrate Christmas and to keep it simple. And, I think we've been doing a pretty good job of that! It helps when we have

Bakfiets on the brain

I've wanted one of these for a couple years now. You can put THREE children in there! There are very few options for these in the states. Clever Cycles in Portland sells one.  Here is a bakfiet in action. Nice, right? What a great way to get around without a car! Of course, this is

Band practice

The other night we had band practice. The children ran a-muck. It was awesome. EDITED: Clearly, this was Rock Band on the PS3! Just in case you didn't pick that up. Here is our new album cover Clearly we're confused.  Make your own album cover by following these instructions  1. Go to wikipedia. Hit "random

Handmade giveaway

I saw this Erin's blog and thought it was a great idea. 5 lucky (or brave) people will be getting something made by me, for you. Intriguing? You think I'm going to sew something, right? You just never know! I might. I might not! I will not make chicken and send it to you. I promise.

Be where you are

I've been reading a lot of blogs lately where people talk about being very busy, not great at everything they do because there is a lot they are doing. Questioning whether they are over committed, spread too thin, not doing enough, etc. One of my favorite pieces of advice I ever heard was "Be where

A week of giveaways!

There are lots of giveaways in the blog world this week.  Little Birdie Secrets has some every day. All you have to do is leave a comment on a post to be entered into the drawing. The KoDi shop is giving something away later today. Head over to Sarah Ellen's blog to win something cute.

You Capture: Letters. My Soapbox

This week's challenge for You Capture was to photograph letters. I thought of all sorts of cool ways to find letters in nature. You know, a tree that looks like an "f" and so on and so forth. I found this and decided to go a different way. I am a huge advocate of teaching


This week's challenge for You Capture is to photograph texture. This was the most texture I could find. Yes, two days without sweeping… This is my favorite chair. I love it. And there is also this boring shot… And this beautiful one. Now go check out everyone else's texture.