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writer/photographer/scrapbook designer/mama/wife/etc
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last week, i got a super fun/super unexpected/super inexplicable-yet highly flattering email from the community manager for the online store chairish, an "exclusive, curator approved, online marketplace for vintage and used furniture." in the email, she wrote: We understand when... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Work In Progress
wha ... ??? i'm having a very hard time wrapping my brain around this one, but yes: henry turns 15 today. (technically, not until 6:50 this evening, so i have a few more hours of deniability.) i'm truly floored each... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Work In Progress
it's been the year month week from hell, and thankfully it's now friday. yesterday, i played complete hooky. i was so over all of the stress and heartache and major things going down in our world that i just hit... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Work In Progress
it's a new year, in more ways than one. yes, the calendar rolled over. but beyond that, my personal calendar rolled over (41, thankyouverymuch), my mindset rolled over, things in our household have been rolling and tumbling and trying to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Work In Progress
lately, i've been preoccupied with the "have to" items ahead of me, and it occurred to me that if i look at everything as a "have to" i will get overwhelmed and throw in the towel because i feel like... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at Work In Progress
as 2014 drifts away tonight, i'm spending a few final moments on christmas. when i was a kid, there was always the anticipation of christmas, then the actual holiday; it all seemed to just morph and swell, and i didn't... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at Work In Progress
i blinked, and christmas is over. don't get me wrong: we had my family here for four full days. and they were FULL. DAYS. but yet it flew by. and i'll write more about that later. first: giving snowflake her... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2014 at Work In Progress
the last weekend before the last weekend before christmas has come and gone. and we got ... very little done. oh well. henry had a swim meet on both friday and saturday, so the rest of saturday was shot with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at Work In Progress
december is going way too fast. waaaaay. too fast. however, the house is 85% ready for family to visit for christmas; starting on monday, i'll have marc home for three weeks; and i'm ready to spend next week enjoying the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Work In Progress
we - and snowflake - had a busy few days! first, on friday, day 5, she sent us a subtle reminder that the tree had been up for nearly a week and was still lacking ornamentation. later on friday, harper... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Work In Progress
yesterday, harper came down to breakfast and said she hadn't yet found snowflake. i told her she needed to eat, finish getting ready, and then she could look for her elf. which apparently she took as permission to peek into... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Work In Progress
sunday night, as we were trying to get lights on the tree (only to discover that more than half decided to die over the past year while sitting in a bin in the garage), harper remembered that it was november... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Work In Progress
the bathroom has been on my mind. because, of course. what do we think of this idea: instead of having to replace the countertop and sink (which really wasn't a practical idea anyway), create some contrast with wallpaper instead! this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Work In Progress
i now have two swimmers. two kids. two different age groups. two different pools. two different practice times. but it's cool. i'm handling it. even easier to handle when she has bffs on the team with her. makes it so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Work In Progress
via my favorite month of the year. also, my least favorite. via favorite, because everything about it makes me happy: the crisp air, the atmosphere of things preparing for a long winter's nap, the vibrant leaves against a brilliant blue... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Work In Progress
first of all, jon stewart freaking NAILED IT last night. The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook secondly, dahlias might be my new favorite flowers. and while we're on the subject, my... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at Work In Progress
my kids are - finally - back in school. henry headed out on monday morning to begin his high school career. yes i said high school. remember when he looked like this? (that would be his first day of first... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at Work In Progress
our garden is the gift that keeps on giving ... summer squash. it keeps giving summer squash. incessantly. which is good, we like summer squash. but ... there are only so many times you can eat it as a side... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Work In Progress
summer is, quite literally, flying by. we were crazy busy in june, and by the end of july - since the kids got out of school two weeks earlier than usual - we were all thinking, "how much more of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Work In Progress
the main floor bathroom is bugging me. the color of the vanity is lovely, and the tile in the shower is some of my favorite tilework in the house. however, when we selected the faucet, it was one of those... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Work In Progress
there are times when i wonder what we are doing to screw up our kids. it's inevitable, right? every parent does it to some degree. when henry shares music or youtube videos with me that are, shall we say, a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at Work In Progress
it is finally here! actually, it was here for about a week, then it went away, then it came back, then all of a sudden it was 90 and muggy, then we got a month's worth of rain in 24... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at Work In Progress
i have too many things going on at the moment, and can't wait to post some of the things that have happened in the past month. however, today? is just for this. this girl. she blows me away with how... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at Work In Progress
there were lots of flowers, i just didn't accessorize with them. but we DID go to san francisco. (i tell you ... i didn't travel much growing up. rode on a plane, like, twice. then we got married and STILL... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at Work In Progress
spring break happened last week. and today, marc's back on an airplane and the kids are back at school, and tonight we have piano and swimming. life's back to normal. BUT. last week was superfun. we headed to the dc.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Work In Progress