Handmade Christmas 2014

Our kids are 11 and 13 so every year Christmas gets just a little more…expensive. (iPads and laptops and Kindles, oh my!) This year was a long, hard road in a lot of ways and I didn’t want Christmas to be another burden – on my pocketbook or my psyche. So, we decided 2014 would […]

Christmas Unplugged

My kids are at that age when everything on their Christmas list has a power cord and costs at least 200 bucks. These are kids that live in a house with three tablets, two iMacs, a laptop and Kindles galore so what new gadget they could possible want/need is beyond my comprehension. It’s a tough […]

Let’s call this 41-46/100, shall we?

My daughter’s room is still decked out like the nursery I designed 10 years ago, with a top coat of Monster High dolls and Disney princesses. Knowing my track record, I probably won’t get around to doing this for another ten years, so when she said she wanted “Parisian Cats” (is that a thing? I asked) I knew I could go straight to Steinlen, and put together a room that she can grow up with. And I could do it on the cheap. (With apologies to Steinlen.)

Spinning Plates

I’m grateful for my flexible schedule, but sometimes I’m afraid it will bend so far it will break.

Cousin Camp 2012

It’s been a month since Cousin Camp 2012 – it’s this thing that my mom started a few years ago for my kids and their two cousins. It’s a themed week with activities and camping and camaraderie – and s’mores.