The Greatest Gift

Today is my mommy's birthday. Had she lived, she'd be 66. She hated having a birthday so near Christmas. She always felt like she missed out on something, having the two blurred together by only 3 days. If someone so much as wrapped a birthday gift in Christmas paper, you'd hear about it. She's been... Continue Reading →

On the Mindfulness of Puttering

Many people believe that making art or creating artful spaces is "hard work" for "serious artists." I think that if it seems like "hard work" you are missing the point entirely. Here's my radical idea: creating and curating beauty should be FUN. It should be delightfully, deliriously liberating. It should be obsessive, though not necessarily... Continue Reading →

A yArT Sale

In much the same way a mother never tires of people saying her child is adorable, I never tire of having strangers stop to compliment the beauty of the house and the obvious care that is taken to keep it so. For that reason, and a few others, Saturday's debut yArT Sale (art sale in... Continue Reading →

A Sweet-Smelling Thank You

Tomorrow is my children's last day of school. It also marks the beginning of one of the busiest times of the year for my family. Both boys have early July birthdays (within 7 days of each other) in addition to both a dating and wedding anniversary for Paul and I in the same 10-day period... Continue Reading →

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