Learning the rhythm of relaxation…

It was an unseasonably cool day today. I know I have a long way to go with the California heat (and truly, I’ve enjoyed the warmth of it) but it’s also nice to have an incredibly cool day with the windows open wide. We are excitedly anticipating a big group of family coming to see…

“Save me a seat!”

“We all bring something unique to the table. And when we women sit at it, there is no doubt in my mind that it becomes a more compassionate, caring, and collaborative table. If you are a woman, never doubt that you belong at the table. Never doubt that you bring something to it. And never…

Clean(er)

I would venture to bet that the majority of people can’t rid their homes of all toxins immediately and right.this.very.instant. Man, would I love to. Had I only won that last lottery drawing…⠀ It’s hard to make choices for a clean, ethically-centered, toxin-free home. Clean cleaning supplies. Clean beauty products. Slow fashion. Slow living. ⠀…

A Slow Corner

I recently read an article about creating A Slow Corner in your home. I loved that idea. This little space was intended to be a dining room, I believe. We recently moved to a little 70s ranch home that we’ve been filling with our things and tweaking what’s here. This space wouldn’t hold our dining…

Holding on and letting go

I’m beginning to find my groove here in California. My home colors are very neutral but my office and workspace? Color invades. My colored glass collection. Crafts of all shapes and sizes. Yummy yarns and hard-to-resist notebooks holding ideas and budgets and books read. I admit to feeling a bit like a superhero lately, releasing…

Faster and faster!

She climbed the stairs two at a time, racing against the clock. Her breath was labored and her heart was beating far too fast. She paused for only a second on the landing but knew she must keep going. Red-faced and exhausted, muscles screaming and pulse racing, she pushed herself further. There was a goal…

but first, sanity

Scott and I had hoped to thoroughly experience the coffee shops of Kansas City this summer and fall. I have an extensive list of shops to visit and we’ve been carefully checking them off, one by one. Even though we are knee-deep in hotel reservations, putty knife hole-filling and putting together far too many boxes,…

MID

The midday light is a special kind of hue. It sits high over your home and washes down the sides and through the windows like the pretend egg you crack over your friend’s head. Do you remember doing that as a kid? As your hands run down the sides of their face lightly, they get…