• Life
  • Spoon Carving

    spoon carving wooden spoon

    I have been dabbling in spoon carving for almost a year, after my husband and father gifted me a few tools last Christmas. There have been some hiccups along the way, such as a hefty slice in the palm of my hand, a stab with a gouge to my finger (both of which induced regret for […]

  • Life
  • Step Ladders and Broken Bones

    Last week was exactly what I have been craving – a time of rest with no real urgency to do anything other than change diapers and cook dinner. I made a purposeful effort to slow down the week between Christmas and New Year and soak in time with my family while my husband was off […]

  • Life
  • Christmastime

    This is the first year as a family that we’ve been able to fit a large Christmas tree in our home. Last year we decorated a table top tree for our small home but before then we had never had a Christmas tree, instead I used spruce clippings to make a fresh garland one year […]

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  • Hooray for Fridays!

    I had intended on sharing Isabelle’s flamingo party this week but things don’t always go according to plan, so I’ll substitute that post with this random one. Next week kicks off Thanksgiving week and we’re pretty excited. We’ll be sous vide-ing the turkey this year, instead of our typical untraditional method. Philip is excited to […]

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  • Paralyzed Progress

    vintage persian rugs

    Paralyzed. That’s how I’ve been feeling lately when it comes to making progress on our home. I want to do something and need to start somewhere, but every task seems to rely on another task being completed first. For instance, unpacking boxes requires some shelves to place all of the contents. Installing shelves requires paint. […]