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Joy-finder, traveler, mom to many, wife to one, sometime photographer
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“I don't care if we have our house, or a cliff ledge, or a cardboard box. Home is wherever we all are, together.” - James Patterson For a home "maker" a hotel doesn't pose insurmountable obstacles, not once you truly... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Starry Sky Ranch
Because it is said that Paris is always a good idea. Even when you are packing for a transatlantic move. Even when the tiny girl who wanted so badly to go may well not remember it clearly. Even if it's... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Starry Sky Ranch
"There'll be peace when you are done." - Kansas Long time, no see, friends. So much has happened. I just couldn't write about in the middle though. I have shared before my firm belief that labor is a life skill,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Starry Sky Ranch
"The watch is…beautiful, but the trouble is it’s been in that box too long—it’s stopped working. Sometimes, you’ve got to shake it up again to get it moving. Too many opportunities out there to spend your life in a box,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
Our house is packed and the crates shipping. We are settled into a hotel. There is much more to say about those two events but not tonight. Tonight I am sharing some sights from the village where our dogs are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
"The spirit and practice of simplicity in dress, in food, and in furniture, the practical and continual self-denial which we have laid down as the very soul of womanly virtue - as indeed they are the soul of Christian life... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
“Tea! Bless ordinary everyday afternoon tea!” - Agatha Christie Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
For real. After 16 homes and an untold number of Mission Organization and Clean Sweep episodes under my belt I feel certain it's this simple. (remember my motto - simple, not easy) Sort Stack Toss Store lather, rinse, repeat. This... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
It's a story, short but sweet. Truly both. I was talking to a mom a couple weeks ago about my tendency to strike up conversations with strangers and to become engrossed in their stories. At a Christmas party a year... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
Mmmkay. Living room is ready to go. So I quick got pics before anyone messed it up again. It's a rare thing to photograph a room in this house with no people in it. You can see the dog wasn't... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
This was like, last week, right? Or not. Baby Moira whose neonatal nurse sang to her, "Moira, Moira, more-a beautiful than all the other babieeeess." (Hey, true story. I don't make the news, I just report it.) My girl who... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
It's been about... Remembering to leave time to scrape the windshield Passing out sweets sent home from mass by Josephine Goodbye hugs from our kiwi friends, now Brits, with promises to meet in the US next time Hauling worn out... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
So just when you think you are never reaching bottom, you turn a bend and there it is right beneath you. The reward and your's truly, all wild haired and old lady arm-ed, but hey, I was there and in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
Without a doubt I will run out of time in England long before I run out of stories to tell. This was a good one. We found Clovelly late in the day and decided rather ambitiously to hike down its... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
Or...what's Dave Ramsey got to do with cleaning my room? He came to mind as we are tackling a major whole house clean and purge. If you aren't familiar with Dave Ramsey's debt snowball method he recommends that you list... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
Lovely as always. Will be on the hunt for the Chestry Oak. The Singing Tree was outstanding.
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Despite having been fairly conscientious throughout the holidays I have had autoimmunity rear its head this winter. Really dedicating myself to the diet protocol has brought significant relief and also some comments from the bagger at the grocery store who... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
This was probably our last visit to the Norfolk coast. Brendan and I rode up with Alannah in the afternoon leaving just before sunset, which is still very early in the day here. It is a wild, windy place. The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
Now that the 12 drummers have drummed this move is hitting overdrive. One month. We have one month to download this life and upload a new version in the States. Hopefully a new and improved version. That is always the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
(another in a series of random, non-chronological tale telling) The ragged flag flying alone before those old shutters caught my eye while we sat and ate our lunch purchased from a small shop in Rome. Our feet were killing us.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
Made a large batch of chicken sausage patties for the freezer the other day. They turned out quite well. The Penzey's seasoning was not in the recipe but it was a great touch. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
Pulling together these images from this year that has been amazes me. We have stopped storing the suitcases far from reach. Someone has needed one every.single.month. But oh the incredible places we have gone..... January: London Cambridge Blakeney Point February:... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
I love the way they think ; D Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch