I have a funny habit of photographing my kids’ dirty, muddy shoes. We have three boys. They spend a lot of time running, jumping, digging, and playing in the dirt. Their open air laughter and wild yelling is the soundtrack to my life right […]
If you have spent time with me in person, you have probably heard me ask you a silly question. What did you spend your free time doing when you were eight? (Or nine, ten, or eleven…) Did you go deep into the woods […]
When I meet people and tell them that I run a crafts blog, they often say, “Ooh! I love crafts!” followed by a surprisingly common statement. “Oh, but I am NOT crafty! I’m SOOOO jealous of all those creative people who can put things together…I just […]
When I was a little girl, I had a TON of energy. What do you do with a high-energy kid who’s driving you crazy? My Mom found a smart solution: She put me in sewing lessons. First, Mom dropped me off at a sewing 101 […]
It happens just about every night around Christmas time. The kids are all snuggled in their beds, the house is quiet, and I’m shutting everything down. I pause for a minute in the quiet and stare at all the pretty lights on the Christmas tree. […]
I have 3 boys. They are all creative in their own ways (I think the baby is anyway!) But not all of them like crafting. I always wondered why…isn’t it just a lame gender stereotype? I’ve always taught my kids they can play any way […]
My father is just one of those people you instantly love – a smile that could light cities, a warmth that makes you feel you’ve met an instant, trusted confidant. And you have…he is a wonderful man. All my life, my Dad was a Stock […]
We had a stage in our garage. My Mom hired some neighborhood teenagers to build the wooden platform in exchange for a little extra spending money. This was the big time. Broadway on Meadow Rd… complete with working stage lights. At one point, we had a trapeze swing in our living room overlooking the gravel and grass covered back yard. I suppose it made complete sense for wild monkeys, which we girls certainly were at times, to have a trapeze in the house.
It was fun, and when you really think about it there is simply no real reason NOT to have a trapeze in your house just because no one else does.