• Crafts
  • A Weekend in the Shop

    This guy had a birthday last week. It was a pretty fun affair if fairly low key. He got new sheets and a new backpacking chair (which hasn’t actually arrived yet) and he got to hang out with these weirdos and drink homemade lemon cream soda (delish). But my other gift to him was taking […]

  • Benjamin
  • 2015 in Review

    2015 was in many ways an excellent year for me and mine. The second full year following Mom’s death had it’s own pitfalls and moments of sorrow, but it went on and was definitely more happy than sad. Family We soaked up lots of family time, skiing, hiking, camping, backpacking, cooking, walking, reading, playing and […]

  • Dream House
  • Home Things

    We’ve been on quite a roll with getting some little projects around the house done. It’s a nice side effect of the aforementioned actually BEING at home more often. I love seeing the results of these little projects. The first photo is the fruits of these labors … the kids putting together a storage cart […]

  • Dream House
  • Kitchen/Dining/Mudroom Update

    It occurred to me last night while typing up my post on our pallet flag that really, quite a bit has happened in the kitchen/dining/mudroom area over the past two months that I should share. I am really loving how this space is coming together. I feel like I’ve achieved the look we were going […]

  • Dream House
  • A State of Chaos

    So moving is a lot of work. Way more than I remembered from the last time we did it almost 10 years ago. I am pretty sure we have more stuff. I’m also pretty sure we’re secret hoarders. I mean … look at this: … crap everywhere! And that’s not nearly the worst of it. […]

  • Dream House
  • We’re In!

    Well after much moving and shaking yesterday, we are in the new house! There’s a lot of this going on … basically blank rooms with just a couple of random pieces of temporary furniture in them. This is the master bedroom. We borrowed our friends’ Aerobed and the ladder and chair are hanging around because […]