Beauty School Drop-out

Beauty School Drop-out

I never had one those disembodied Barbie heads that were stuck on a bright pink tray. Don’t cry for me – I never wanted one. Those heads are supposed to (I assume) make a little girl desperate to practice styling hair and putting on make-up. If I had ever received such a gift I doubt […]

Backyard Fun: Wednesday of Few Words

Backyard Fun: Wednesday of Few Words

I love our backyard. It’s the reason we bought this house. The yard was so good we were willing to buy a house with no garage (although on rainy days I really wish we had a garage).  We’re in town and yet our yard is private. We back onto a slough so we see lots […]

The Grass is Greener

At some point, at some time, in the far off future, I have faith that my children will appreciate the fine art of sleeping in. They’ll wake in the pitch-black dark of an autumn morning, hear the rain pelting down on the roof, and realize that their bed seems extra snugly and extra warm. They’ll […]

Quieting my Halloween Grinch

Quieting my Halloween Grinch

Halloween has never been tops on my list of occasions to celebrate. I don’t really enjoy dressing up in costumes. I certainly don’t enjoy being scared. And knocking on people’s doors to ask for candy was always a little stressful for me as a kid. Sure I wanted the candy. There’s no question about that. […]

You Like Me. You Really Like Me!

You Like Me. You Really Like Me!

When it rains it pours is the saying. Only in this case it’s pouring good things – blog awards! I received my very first blog award from Nikki over at The Chocolate Mousse. I have to say I think that she has the best named blog around. It makes me crave dessert every time I’m […]

Nellie’s All-Natural Products

I’m trying to be more ecologically conscious these days. It seems like the responsible thing to do – especially since I have kids now. I would like to make sure that they learn how to take care of their planet better than I ever knew how to when I was growing up. For me part […]

One Year

One Year

Em, you are one. One! The cliches are flying around in my mind. Time is so strange. In the moment when your kids are having melt-downs all around you time seems to last forever and yet a year can fly by so quickly I can hardly believe it’s gone.  One year ago, while I lay […]