Cookie Cutters

Ever since I can remember I have always loved to bake. My mother was ever so patient with me in the kitchen whenever I would help make cookies, scones and pies alongside her. I still have the glued together pie plate I broke when I was about five years old due to my over zealousness […]


The Beauty of a Basket

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Can you tell I have a bit of a basket addiction? I can’t help but bringing just one more home from the thrift. They are the pockets of my home, bringing order and beauty to the piles of stuff. Messes of toys, laundry and paper look so much prettier in a basket. I love their […]


Make your Bed

I remember making my bed as a child. I would find pleasure in pulling my quilt up and tucking it neatly under the bottom of my pillow, then placing my stuffed animals and dolls on top just so. I also remember sitting for hours pouring over my Eloise Wilkin books, many of which involved domestic […]


Inviting Spring Indoors

This has been such a fun winter full of snow, sledding, skiing, ice skating and snowmen. But I won’t lie, I’ve got Spring fever! Yesterday I was so tempted to put the snow boots and gear away up in the attic but then reminded myself that it’s not quite Spring yet. Rather than let myself […]


snow day

we woke up to almost a foot of snow this morning. this has been the snowiest winter i can remember and there are no complaints here. activities on a snow day may vary but a few things always remain the same. recipe for a snow day hot chocolate makes 4 mugfuls whisk together in a […]


The Presentation of a Meal

i grew up in a house where the presentation of a meal was just as important as the meal itself. i don’t remember ever a bottle of ketchup or dressing on our dinner table. my mom would squeeze condiments into etched glass bowls with tiny silver spoons. we would make fun of her and i […]


Saturday Scenes

a few scenes from our saturday. a wonderfully lazy one. 1. i have been lighting candles every night. today was snowy and a bit grey which called for some afternoon candlelight. 2. i turned 41 this week. gifts from my sister are always my favorite. 3. today was a nachos kind of day. i pulled […]


Second Floor Spruce Up

It was time for a little sprucing up on the second floor. Sometimes the upstairs gets a little neglected. I’m not sure why. But the truth of the matter is as a family we use every single room in our home to it’s fullest almost every single day. It’s easy to do in a not-so-big […]



So let’s talk soup! We eat a lot of it in the winter months and I can honestly say it’s one of my favorite meals. I even eat it for breakfast. I love the versatility of soup. I am not a rule follower and usually never refer to a recipe when making anything except baked […]


Hannah and Norah

3/52 hannah: you love sweets and tea. not a week goes by where you don’t make us all a tea party. i surprised you with applesauce cake for breakfast. you thanked me at least ten times. norah: you came down with a dress, stockings and maryjanes on. not your typical attire. i couldn’t stop looking […]