Ask yourself the following question: How will I spend the next 50 birthdays? We spend countless hours planning and celebrating our kids’ birthdays, but rarely take a moment to think of our own.
To be clear, there is magic in television. And it’s called editing. What we see is very intentional, a limited view of the home, the process, and the people.
As the pressures of present day living fade away for a short while, she stops thinking about what everyone thinks of her. She can simply be herself.
Come to my house, hang out with us. Have a chat, have some dinner, but please. Do not go onto my deck. Please do not look at my yard. Let’s just pretend that I don’t have a yard when you come visit me. What does our back door lead to? Whatever will keep you from […]
Aaaaarrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhh!!! Flipping flickers! I called them woodpeckers until my husband corrected me. He took a semester of ornithology in college, so I’ll defer to him on this one. The difference, as far as I am concerned? Flickers essentially are GIANT woodpeckers. And they are doing their best to ruin my sleep; therefore, my life. The Excitement […]
I have a confession to make. I abhor cleaning my house. I love the smell and the feel of a freshly cleaned house. However, that status is almost impossible to attain. I am scrubbing away in one room of the house while my adventurous 5 year old is playing (making a huge mess) in the […]
“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” – Lucius Seneca I’m a fairly introverted person. It’s not so much that I enjoy time to myself, but that time around others feels awkward and exhausting. As a kid, and as a young adult, I enjoyed one “best” friendship […]
My son has a considerable mass of stuffed animals. The majority of them have names, personalities and voices. They have been to parties, on spy missions, and many sleepovers. Some even have changeable superhero outfits. We keep a collapsible hamper in my son’s closet where most of these live, except for the extra large great […]
Wear Sunscreen. As a freshman in high school, wanting to be considered cool by my Senior brother and his friends, I listened repeatedly to a popular “song” they liked called, “Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen“. More reading, than song really and although catchy when set to music – was actually the brain child of a […]
Okay. For starters, I’m being a bit dramatic when I say survive. This lifestyle is a bit edgy- but we chose it, we love it, and it’s changed the way we think about so many things. It’s not actually about surviving the small space, it’s about thriving in it! Our Edgy Lifestyle Our family of […]