I have always lived within earshot of train tracks.
From the slice of suburban life that I called my childhood home, to the dilapidated balcony of my younger self’s great leap into independence; from the teeny tiny Californian apartment rubbing elbows with a new husband and a new name, to the solid brick ranch nestled in the vibrant green that is Tennessee’s cloak…
…the wail of a train’s whistle has penetrated the walls of every abode-and every stage-of my life.
“Come, see where I may lead you.” Continue reading “When Wanderlust Calls”
Listen my son, for to you I confer
Our history, our past and beseech you
Remember Continue reading “1915”
I find birth stories to be breathtakingly beautiful-a window into one of the life changing moments of a family. So this is one of ours. It was very different from my other births, and found it difficult to write. But I did. It may be raw, unexpected, and a trifle long….but it’s ours. Part of our family history now. And I would like to share this small window with you. Continue reading “A Tale of Birth”
February was my very first, officially titled, No Spending Month. I had never taken on this specific challenge before, and on Feb 1st, was excited to tackle it and see what I would learn. Continue reading “4 Things I Learned From My No Spending Month”
A row of tiny, shiny rubber rain boots. The lyrics of a song that bring back memories of anticipation and romance. The way light pours through old, decrepit windows. A gallery wall of creativity. A hallway, that, although not decorated or changed at all, happens to be one of my favorite rooms in this rental. Continue reading “What You Can See…When the Clutter Is Gone”
Christmas is coming!
Like most families, we’re making plans and collecting gift ideas. It’s a wonderful, joyful experience to give someone a gift-especially if you know it’s something that would truly make them smile.
But what do you give a loved one when they really aren’t too keen on “stuff”….AND you’re not too keen on only giving gift cards? Continue reading “What To Give When They Don’t Want Stuff”
Remember my list of simple, achievable goals for our little rental? I have finally taken care of updating our back patio!
Here is what it looked like a short while ago: Continue reading “Simple Project-Back Patio”