Nov
27

A Bit of Holiday Cheer

these last few days i have been slowly adding some holiday cheer to our home. i just can’t help myself! i haven’t put electric candles in the windows for a few years now. i missed the cheery glow. especially with these shorter days. my mom always had candles in our windows at christmas times. it […]

Nov
27

Wains Coating

my grandfather and chris installed wains coating in our dining room about a month ago. if you look at the photos in the previous post of norah’s birthday, you can see that the trim is attached to the wall both vertically and horizontally. and when painted it gives the effect that it is all wood […]

Nov
25

Turning 8 and a Sleepover

While talking to my mom the other day she told me she had been a bit disappointed with second and edgemont as of late. thanks for the nudge mom, you’re right, i’ve been a bit absent. she even reminded me i hadn’t posted about norah’s birthday yet! our little norie turned 8 this november. her […]

Nov
26

christmas tunes were on shuffle all day long while i danced around with greens, twinkle lights and pine cones. i truly am happiest when at home creating and making. especially around the holidays. i had chris go back to the house with the huge fallen tip of a spruce tree. this time with the right […]

Nov
24

we spent a few days visiting family for the holiday. i baked some goodies to bring along including a triple ginger apple crisp. inspired by a recipe from the moosewood restaurant book of desserts i have been making this for years and love how quick and easy it is with only a few simple ingredients […]

Nov
21

11/21/12

i think the nature gods must have read my post a few days ago about foraging for the holidays. :: driving to work the other day i found a large pile of osage oranges on the side of the road. i love the pop of chartreuse they can add to darker greens and they look […]

Nov
19

my empty palette of a sunday turned into a wonderfully cozy day. my grandparents stopped by just in time for a pot of curried chicken vegetable soup for lunch. we sat by the fire. we talked and laughed while i wound balls of yarn to turn into christmas presents. not a day goes by that […]

Nov
15

i don’t know about you but i am ready for the holidays! as much as i am trying to remain in the moment and savor each autumn day i am craving candy canes and have my christmas music organized and ready. our home has been chosen to be in a historical holiday house tour this […]

Nov
10

pancakes and pjs is what norah suggested for a birthday party this year. hannah and her friend were the waitresses and took orders for different shaped pancakes and toppings. it was norah’s star birthday this year. 7 years old on the 7th. happy birthday to my spunky girl who embraces life at it’s fullest each […]