WINTER

for the weekend | a winter cocktail
It’s Friday, friends! Do you feel a deep sigh of relief, too? The weekend is here, and again I’m ready for it. I’m beginning a new series here this year creatively titled “for the weekend”–I know, how did
chai waffles with sautéed pears and berries
The gifts are wrapped. Our school work is finished. Mark is home, and yesterday marked the final Sunday of Advent, meaning Christmas is merely four sleeps away. Our family welcomed this week with a leisure
handmade salt dough ornaments
These weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas seem to pass too quickly each year. Between the fluster of finishing our school work, giving or making gifts, visiting family, and joining local celebrations with friends, time feels
essentially styled | a warm cashmere sweater
Once upon a moon, I shared simple basics from my closet here. It was a way I celebrated what I already owned and some of the ways I reinvented these essentials with a new piece
keeping a snug winter home with dignify
I’ve said it before, but I love how this season full of early darkness and cold winds brings a slower rhythm to our home. Like the leaves on our tree, our school routine is beginning
a gift guide for the homeschool
We tend to keep the holiday season in our home fairly simple in terms of gift giving, both the quantity and expense. This isn’t from a desire to be Scrooge-like or withholding, but instead another
light for the dark season
The world is dark, and light is precious. Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux For all of us, there are life seasons that feel bright and effortless. We move through our days with sun-kissed hearts, alive
Happy New Year!
For years, my sister and I have talked about having a fancy party with our kids on New Year’s Eve, but each year something happens–sickness, travel, or life–and the evening comes and goes just the
Merry Christmas
I’ve been quiet here lately, trying to focus more on the people right around me, on our togetherness. Still, the concentrated family time manages to feel blurry with warmth and goodness: sweet visits with both