lay of the land.

the winter has barely shown us what it can do and I’m already deep into planning this spring’s garden. planning that I do every year, regardless of whether or not any seeds gets sewn. a careful calendar dictates the weeks of best beginnings. mapped out by square foot grids. paying attention to which vines twist in what…

the melody of reformation.

although I took a break from creating posts around the holiday…I did it! I really did it! 100 moments of joy logged between Sept 1st and today. again, I cannot believe this challenge was a success. with a very busy life, and few moments to myself, it can be so difficult to stop & reflect on what I…

a year of giving.

as promised, the unveiling of 2019’s word of the year comes with purpose. over and over for the last few months calls to service have been showing themselves. opportunities to extend kindness and share any gifts I’m able to. we have been looking for places in our life to minimize the “stuff” in order to better flourish…

fits and starts.

“…do this with humility & discipline. not in fits & starts, but steadily, pouring yourselves out for each other in acts of love.” ephesians 4:1-6   alright, so this message has a bigger purpose BUT what if the acts of love you need to show are for yourself. and also if maybe, just maybe, a call to…

hand me another lemon.

hey life, hand me another lemon. I dare you. I’m not really sure if I’m being prepared for the life of an expert lemonade maker or if the universe is so full of sour that we all have to take on this much. but what I want to dive right into this week is how…

check in/check out.

I didn’t really have a specific topic to discuss this week. in fact, I almost skipped this week entirely because we have been so damn busy over here. I have an exciting poetry reading this Friday that is occupying most of my free/creative time when we aren’t going from afterschool activities straight to bedtime. but I made…

vive l’avocat.

as if I needed another reason to love avocados. here’s a bare minimum, crash course on the botanical/plant dyeing trend… now, I firmly believe that crafting is equal parts perseverance & blind luck. so, despite the fact that every tutorial I read was thick with fancy jargon like molecular structure and ph balance, and had a laundry list of…