It’s been about three years since I’ve started on this blog journey.  Only two and a half years since I launched, but there is a lot that goes into a flight plan before you are ready for takeoff.  In this place I have been reflecting a lot.  Reflecting on the journey that has brought me this far, and looking ahead …

This January, I’ve been reflecting; walking through healing in my own life this past year and seeing grace for what it is. The hardest times in our lives always have the most residual grace.  January is always hard for me.  A month of utter darkness and a crash from the delight of Christmas leaves me struggling every single year.  I …

Happy New Year everyone!  This was the first New Years that I actually saw midnight in a long time.  Actually, I was busy working on a dog bed project, coming soon to a blog near you, while watching re-run episodes of Psych with my husband, whereupon we accidentally stumbled onto midnight, gave each other a kiss and promptly went to …

Decorating for Christmas has always been important to me.  I know, you’re all shocked.  Ha.  But I remember even in my freshman college dorm room going all out.  Amidst studying for finals, my roommate and I made dozens of snowflakes and hung them at varying lengths from the ceiling.  At the end of the room, we had a small artificial …

As I sit here and write, the wind is stripping the last bit of gold from swaying sticks outside.  Fall has always been my favorite season, and I usually come out with a bang, changing up the décor, making way for pumpkins and spice and everything nice.   Then, before we know it, a soft blanket of snow will greet us one …

I came into summer with expectations.  Not absurd expectations, like winning the lottery, but summer expectations.  I hoped for warmth and sunshine, which until recently we’ve experienced very little of.  I wanted to hike and work on furniture projects; but both have been hindered by mysterious health issues.  I hoped to get a lot of things done, to check off my to-do …

The snow has been in a hurry to melt the last couple of weeks. The drift that locked the greenhouse door shut all winter quickly evaporated and we could let ourselves in. My husband and boys, already infected by spring fever went out to work, organizing the glass house. When we moved in last summer, the amazing greenhouse became little more …

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