The kids and I picnicked in the yard earlier this week, afterward pushing our plates aside to sprawl across the blankets in the warm sun. Each day it seems we find new plant life sprouting around this old house, and the kids pick wildflowers…
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Maybe it was the way last week's muddled grey clouds hovered like dust over my soul or the unexpected chill that forced us back into winter coats. Maybe we needed an event to share with friends -- an art fair -- to beckon Spring's rich…
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Seeing that we had several pounds of strawberries to use and preserve, the girls and I decided to make strawberry pancakes for breakfast last weekend. Blythe and Olive love to help, which I love, but often fight over who will stand…
Sometimes I need
only to stand
wherever I am
to be blessed.
― Mary Oliver, Evidence: Poems
Last week the days grew so warm that on one afternoon the kids even ran through the sprinkler in the backyard.…
JACKET (similar here, here, or here)
DAY: dress | boots | earrings | sunglasses | bag
NIGHT: blouse | jeans | earrings (similar here or here) | clutch | heels
When it comes to clothing, I'm a sucker for two things: grey and…
Do not let the world make you hard.
Do not let pain make you hate.
Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.
It's mid-February and already our trees are birthing new buds. Green eagerly sprouts up, as…
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. . . Sometimes I dream
that everything in the world is here, in my room,
in a great closet, named and orderly,
and I am here too, in front of it,
hardly able to see for the flash and the brightness-