Lucky 13

Thirteen years ago today, I got married. I was 24. We looked like babies. It was also the very day his hair started turning gray. We may not be exactly where we thought we’d be by now, but in most regards, it’s still a pretty good place.

Stuff I Forgot to Blog About

You know the saying about the best laid plans, right? Well, I seem to be doing a lot more planning than doing when it comes to this blog lately. I’ve been doing lots of painting, but they are all orders for gifts so I can’t show you yet. But – I can share some things […]


My kids fight all day. All. Day. Every. Day. They are eight and six and they fight. I remember doing this with my sister (Hi Amy! I’m going to delete your comments on this subject as soon as you post them!) and we were two years apart too. I thought it would be different with a boy […]

In the Moment

Sometimes I’m not the most present person. I have a job, and kids, and housework and another job. There are phone messages and emails, bills and business. Too often I find myself saying, “In a minute.” or “Maybe next time.” Sometimes I forget how to slow down. No, STOP. And listen. Or sit in the […]

A Sense of Occasion

Why yes, we do wear tutus to make art in this house. Doesn’t everyone?