Arrival She was aching and moaning and dying.The baby was never going to come out.She said silent prayers and then she shouted prayers.The world was spinning and blurry and blank.Someone pulled back her hair because she lookeddaunting and mad with locks hanging in front of her eyes.Her husband went to the bathroom as she cried.He cried too, in secret so no one could see.The baby was never going … [Read more...] about Keeping Up with Jane…my six year old!
This weekend was very special to me. My older sister Holly and my mom came to visit from Utah. There was a lot of visiting late into the night, eating yummy food, taking pictures, coloring, pretending with paper dolls and taking drives around Wisconsin. I will cherish the memories we made! On my family's last day here, we went shopping. My mom works very hard as a third grade teacher, the … [Read more...] about Make Do or Do Without
Me with one of my best creations. I have been thinking a lot about my purposes right now in my life. In the book The Nesting Place, which I recently bought, I came across a designer's manifesto that really resonated with me. You can find the original here. I have created my own version of the manifesto below. A Creative Manifesto I love that manifestos are specific and defined beliefs … [Read more...] about What is your Manifesto? Create with Purpose. Here’s mine…
So, in honor of Valentines Day this week I wanted to share a few fun ways to help you celebrate. The first is a list of 100 Funny and Random Questions to Ask Your Husband. (The title is a link to the questions.) Cody and I have been using this as a way to start interesting conversations on our dates. I answer them too because it is fun...and he should want to know my answer too. =) I have … [Read more...] about Valentines Tradition and Game
Tonight, I finally left the house after almost four days. I have been very sick, so I have not been wanting to go out, but once I finally did, I felt a little more human. Since Cody will be gone for Valentines Day, we had a date early so we could still catch a little personal … [Read more...] about Emerging…
Kids are rough on nice things, but that does not mean you need to wait to make your home beautiful and inviting until the kids are older. It will take some forethought, but it is worth it. Here are some practical tips. 1. Durable Is your furniture durable? However careful you are about teaching your kids that furniture is not their personal play gym, it is likely that the kids will get a few … [Read more...] about Five Tips for Family-friendly Decorating