Handmade notes of Thanksgiving

Creations, Something from nothing

Confession: Sometimes I am tired of confessing my idiocies. If you’re tired of hearing of them, don’t worry—you’re not nearly as tired as I am of committing them. I told Alison this week that “any organizational/ navigational skills I have are a desperate attempt to get a handle on my naturally forgetful and scatterbrained self. […]

November 25, 2014

Mother’s Day


Confession: I think we should all get medals the morning *after* Mother’s Day, when the daily grind kicks in. How was your Mother’s Day? Mine was lovely… I woke up to find the kids bouncing around, waiting for me to see what they made with their daddy—a poster with flowers and butterflies. Each of their […]

May 12, 2014

A New Year without resolutions

Celebrations, Life around home

The holiday season is successfully over and I just sent my boys out the door for their first day of school in twenty-fourteen. Successfully over, I say, because by dint of careful rationing the buckeyes lasted two weeks and the party mix a whole month. And nobody got hit with a bat in any vital […]

January 2, 2014


Celebrations, Walking with Jesus

Dear Jesus, I can hardly believe it, but two thousand years later it’s easy to think that the stable was a romantic place for a birth. Cozy light, cooing doves, an immaculate virgin, a smiling baby. The stable was an awful place for a birth, cold and dark, filled with pooping cows and flatulating donkeys […]

December 25, 2013

Christmas ideas


Confession: I’m back in my box again. I’m sorry; it’s a brain freeze I get sometimes when my blog becomes a place for me to try to win the approval of an audience instead of a place of creative joy–a mutually dissatisfying situation. Time for another blogging vacation. Don’t miss me too much. (and furthermore:) Plus […]

December 1, 2013