Miscellaneous

Nearly Sweater Weather

And just like that, it’s fall. The kiddo started school this week, and suddenly the weather has downshifted. We’re pulling on jeans and socks in the morning instead of shorts and sandals. And today I even sent the kiddo to the bus stop in a hoodie, because it was a touch on the cool side.… Continue reading Nearly Sweater Weather

Crafting · Gardening

End of Summer Reading

Yes, it seems it’s that time of year again… the end of summer. Our school district starts annoyingly early (next week!) and I’m back to school myself for the college slog right after Labor Day, so the twilight of the season is upon us. I hope we have a nice couple of months ahead of… Continue reading End of Summer Reading

Crafting · Gardening

The Language of Flowers

I have a great appreciation for the oldways of life, and one quite romantic and meaningful element of times gone by was their use of flowers as a way of communicating feelings and sentiment. Like the nearly-lost art of letter writing, gifting someone a bouquet of flowers is a tangible, personalized interaction, which in an… Continue reading The Language of Flowers

Miscellaneous

Big Ambitions

I’ve done few of the things I set out to do at the beginning of summer, and I already feel like it’s more than half over. Haven’t refinished any furniture, kayaked or done any Dutch oven cooking. We have gotten in one camping trip, and I bought a cast iron pie iron… And we went… Continue reading Big Ambitions

Miscellaneous

Road Tripping Like a Grown Up

My son is at the age where he asks about things like how my husband and I got married and the things we used to do before he was born. I love that he’s interested and intrigued by our past, and we’re always excited to share the stories behind the photographs that adorn the walls… Continue reading Road Tripping Like a Grown Up

Cooking

Breaking the Food Rut

Not even going to lie, we have been eating a lot of tater tot casserole and scrambled eggs at our house. Usually when I’m on duty in the kitchen – my husband is still feeding us well without resorting to the easily unhealthy comfort food I’ve been dreadfully attached to lately. In my defense, I haven’t… Continue reading Breaking the Food Rut

Gardening

The Plague of Fake Monsoon Season

For weeks and weeks on end, it’s rained nearly every day. We’ll have a few hours of sun, a few hours of rain, and if we’re lucky, a few hours of sun again. Or at least overcast and reasonably warm. Mother Nature likes to mix things up a bit and switch around the order, but… Continue reading The Plague of Fake Monsoon Season