An “I’m Bored” Summer

“I’m Bored!” Are you hearing these words on the daily? Read on . . . “I’m bored.” “Can I have a snack?” ___ Are you hearing these words on the regular? On the regular would mean approximately 232 times for me, each day. Ok, so I exaggerate, ever so slightly. But according to my Math […]

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Luke, Age 11

You and me. This past year when I’ve looked at your face I’ve seen mine. Not mine now, but mine then. Chipmunk cheeks, a gap-toothed grin, freckles sprinkled across a button nose. It’s strange and amazing to look at the kid you never saw in the mirror. You and me. This past year when I’ve […]

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Little Library

I like children’s books.  Love them, really.  So much so, I attempted to write one, before there was a blog.  Who knows, maybe one day, some day, I’ll dust off those pages and try to do something with it. Children’s books are just magic.  I love the magic.  The story.  The pictures.  The imagination.  The […]

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What to Do on Rainy Days

We’ve been on summer break for a good two weeks and it’s rained a lot.  And, when I say a lot, I mean I’m questioning as to whether or not we live in Seattle or the south of England.  But,  since there is no sea on either side of me, I’m quite assured I’m right […]

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Chore Charts

The other week I wrote about being one thing moms and everyones.  That every-thing fills my mind.  I get overwhelmed and then don’t do anything, sometimes.  And, after all, I am more of a one thing. My one thing that I was putting off, that I shared with you, was chore charts.  Hanging them up takes […]

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la la loving

everything about this moody bedroom and cool animated photo by Anders Bergstedt for Entrance (most gorgeous site for selling homes in Sweden).  Looks like I’m still swooning for floral wallpaper. This tiny house floating down the River Thames.  Yes, like for real.  It’s for airbnb, which I still have yet to try and really want […]

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Luke, Age 9

Nine is just fine, Lukie (as long as i try not to think about ten).  it’s that year where you can be a kid in all kid glory.  you’re big enough to have adventures and do things you couldn’t do just last year, but still so much kid that you don’t have to waste any […]

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nod favorites

gold lamp | ice cream cone art | classic car art | ice cream cone pillow | acrylic bookcart | dog sheets | toy box | girl pillow | hello pillow | there’s no hiding that i’m a huge land of nod fan (remember when they came to my house?).  i love their products, i love the brand and i love […]

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Ella, Age 11

little big girl – –  that is who you are at this very moment.  caught between the two different worlds that are seemingly connected.  like the north pole grabbing hands with the sandy beach or the ocean washing over the desert.  that business of wanting to grow up, and yet still loving to play.  can […]

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