WINTER

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
O Christmas Tree
This time of year always feels concentrated and rich, like a dark chocolate truffle–something special meant to be taken in slowly. Like so many of you, we are busy, busy this month, and I’m trying
a simple holiday wreath
Since moving to our home last spring, I’ve wanted to make a wreath for our front door–something organic and simple that reflects the rest of our home. So when my sister called earlier this week and
homemade cornbread | a recipe from kaylan buteyn
Cold weather arrived so much sooner for us this year. We seemed to almost skip the fall season altogether, but I enjoy the contrast. Instead of spreading out, we tend to huddle together and naturally
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
handmade with love
I’m not sure why, but Valentine’s Day often sneaks up on me. Mark and I usually plan something small for ourselves, but I often forget about the exchange of sentimental goods kids share, too. I
merry christmas.
I can’t believe Christmas is only a few sleeps away already. I’ll be taking a break from this space to enjoy the holiday season with our family and some long overdue rest. As we do
the gingerbread house
  The Gingerbread Man by Rowena Bennett The gingerbread man gave a gingery shout: “Quick open the oven and let me out!” He stood up straight in his baking pan. He jumped to the floor and away