for the weekend | eight watermelon recipes
Today marks the beginning of a new month and a long holiday weekend here. We’re packing up again to travel and visit family, and also to find ways to keep cool in this Southern heat.
saving seeds from the home garden
We didn’t plant a spring garden this year, minus a few yukon gold potato plants (which we’ve already harvested) and a handful of herbs. The spring felt heavy with projects around our home, and I felt the
simplifying home | reflecting the seasons
Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy
style essential no. 05 | white denim
Earlier in the year, I began a style series exploring pieces from my closet I considered essential–clothing or accessories I go to regularly and tend to build around throughout the year. The goal, I hoped,
a summer afternoon
Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. — Henry James Last weekend we traveled south to a sweet family wedding near the South Texas
simple summer style
We’re trying to establish routines again–a bit of play, a bit of house work, a bit of school work, a bit of rest–dividing up hours of sweltering heat. We barely go outside in the middle
a daytrip to Galveston
Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. ― Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time Kristen and I spontaneously packed
  We officially began our new homeschool year last week giving us something more to do with these hot August days. Here’s a bit of what we’ve been up to around here: 1. reading The
sweet goodbyes.
Everything ends at some point. Some endings bring relief, like the end of childbirth or a difficult test or race, while other endings cause a sort of grief, like reaching the bottom of a good