How to Do All the Things, Properly

A few months ago, I had a short series about how I do all the stuff that I do. It was probably my favorite piece to write because planning and organizing my day is one of my favorite things ever. Since then, I have been learning a lesson about how many things I can fit […]

Read More

The One Day Garden

We are doing something different today. Sunday night we got pizza for dinner and my husband surprised me with a slice of chocolate cake for dessert. Despite knowing what it would do to me, I ate the whole thing around 7:30pm. When I went to bed around 10pm I was not even remotely tired. I […]

Read More

From Making Do to Making Home

Let’s talk about something a bit more frivolous today. I have been moving towards changing the style of my home from Replaceable Walmart Kitsch to a Vintage Durable Curation. After my second daughter was born last year, I fell into some poor shopping habits. Even though we adjusted our budget I was regularly overspending. As […]

Read More

2021 Resolutions – Update

Y’all. Resolutions are so hard to keep – hard to keep track of would be more accurate to say. At the beginning of this year, I drew out these cute and hipster bullet journal type charts where I could keep color coded track of how I did with each resolution every day. I should have […]

Read More

It Turns Out, I have Anxiety

The last 12 months have been trying for me. After having my second child something in my body changed and I couldn’t sleep through the night even though my baby slept through the night by 4 months. Through some trial and error I learned that I could no long tolerate an ounce of caffeine or […]

Read More

I Have Built a Small Forest

Imagine a story book forest – it’s mostly filled with sprawling, lichen covered, live oak trees, there is plenty of room to wander around, maybe there’s a stream nearby. It’s straight up magic out of a fairytale and you can’t tell me otherwise. Okay so imagine you are a kid running around in there, but […]

Read More

This Week in the ’21 Garden

Gardening has begun for me. Well, it started, like, a month ago when I began work on my garden beds, but for most gardeners seed starting is the beginning of gardening. We’ll just stick with that. This week is 8 weeks before the last frost. And the day of the second ice storm in a […]

Read More

How To Do All The Things – Part 2

If you are back after my last post then you are something else. The last post was more of the philosophy of how I do all the stuff I do and today is more of the application of how I do it all. For me, this is the most fun part, and is probably more […]

Read More

How To Do All The Things – Part 1

This whole idea of “being on top of your game” in motherhood is a loaded topic. It is also one that I have strong opinions about. And before we get down into it I want to warn you that my opinions are not gently held lambs of encouragement. The friends that mean the most to […]

Read More

The Death Of A Gardeners Ideals

These past few years of having a vegetable garden has been like being in one of those “Hollywood Movie” relationships. We hate each other. Sometimes we are bad for each other. But we are inexplicably drawn to each other. Maybe it’s closer to a Hallmark script because I think we are going to end up […]

Read More