Make pretty choices

I first heard the term "make pretty choices" form Landyn at Living With Landyn, which has become my mantra since moving into our new home at the end of last summer. I've made it a priority in all projects in + around the new homestead. I've been channelling my girl's advice while designing each item … Continue reading Make pretty choices

Garlic Scapes

Tis the season for scapes and guess what? I have none of my own to enjoy. Luckily, I have a wonderful mother-in-law who also gardens and has offered to share her scapes with me. We moved to a new home where our gardens were built from scratch recently (some might say too recently considering how … Continue reading Garlic Scapes

Summer adventures

This summer is flying by! Despite my wanting mostly to just hide inside from the thousand degree humidity, blasting AC on my pregnant face, it's been jam packed with new escapades. We've been riding a whirlwind of adventures as a family of three, while simultaneously preparing to become a family of four in a few … Continue reading Summer adventures

Here we go again…

It's true, Kai is going to be a big brother! We are delighted to announce that we will be welcoming our 2nd child in November (11/11 make a wish)! Tim and I have subscribed to the 11:11 phenomenon since we'd been in the thick of our battle through fertility. As if seeing those numbers were … Continue reading Here we go again…

Reading with Kai: Art

The virtues awarded through lessons in art are limitless. You only have to witness the look of pure joy on a child's face upon creating something to understand how it benefits their self-esteem and confidence. (see the last image on this post of Kai painting his first masterpiece). When little ones participate in art projects, … Continue reading Reading with Kai: Art

Teaching mindfulness

From the moment our little rainbow baby¬†entered the world I made a promise to do my very best in teaching him mindfulness, compassion for all creatures, and the freedom of adventure. By implementing these practices each and every day, I hope for Kai to develop a natural identity as a compassionate leader. There are two … Continue reading Teaching mindfulness

Self-care Sunday: facial regimen

This day and age the number of beauty products on the market is astounding and can easily feel overwhelming, with new products popping up daily.¬†Let me be honest here. In the U.S the beauty industry is one with very few guidelines, not always required to divulge certain ingredients or practices. It was not only important … Continue reading Self-care Sunday: facial regimen

Reading with Kai: Science

Have you ever been asked the question "Why?" by an inquisitive child? They have then most-likely retorted the very same question with every answer supplied, as they would. If so, you've probably gone so far down that rabbit hole that you've had a heck of a time finding a comprehensive answer for your little interrogator. … Continue reading Reading with Kai: Science

Pasta Plates: ravioli

We are a family of pasta lovers, if you can't tell by now. This is our third food post and each one features a pasta dish. In my opinion, there is almost no meal as good as homemade pasta made using fresh eggs from our chickens. In our home we strive to produce as much … Continue reading Pasta Plates: ravioli

Weekend notions.

This weekend Tim, Kai and I headed north to visit my grandfather. We sat by the fireplace and chatted about future woodworking projects. Later in the afternoon, we traveled outside for Kai's very first adventure in the snow. Kai was all smiles from the first moments in his new sled. We pulled him along over … Continue reading Weekend notions.