Thursday, September 29, 2011


we took a little trip to the lake today. (or the ocean or the pond.)

we went looking for driftwood. so that we could paint it.

it was a great end-of-september day.

inspired by this photo.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Wood Gathering

our wood pile is growing.

after a few truckloads and a couple of failed attempts, we're hoping to stay nice and cozy this winter.

p.s. i was reading designmom today, and a sentence from this post jumped off the page, right into my heart.
"sometimes, all you need is a person to bounce ideas off and respond with confidence."

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fingernail Fun

we've been collecting nail art as of late. and the resident twelve year old is painting up a storm!

photo courtesy of

aryn found a fun site on youtube with lots of tutorials. she even talked me into letting her paint my toenails... after watching this one:

we didn't have the orange color, so she used purple. it didn't quite turn out like the video, but i think she had fun practicing!

Friday, September 16, 2011

5, 475

gene and i celebrated 15 years of marriage on wednesday.
this weekend, we are going to sneak away for some time together.

did you know there are 5,475 days in 15 years?

Friday, September 9, 2011


sometimes... when the house is full, i like to go outside. to be by myself.

to think and to water the garden.

sometimes... that doesn't last very long.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Wild Turkeys

these are the wild turkeys that have been roaming our neighborhood.

early in the morning, we usually get to see them in the horse field on the way to school. later we see them running through the different neighbors' yards.

it is such an unexpected treat to see. (this is the first year since we've lived here that we've seen the turkeys.)

i think it's a mommy with nine not-so-little babies. it causes me to reflect on my own five wild turkeys!

and i just want to share a wonderful blog i've been reading since april...Schlitzohren. i love her beautiful style.


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