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…

you sleep, I sleep, we co-sleep.

at what point do the habits we create in order to survive our situation, become the very behaviors that keep us tripping over our own feet? and what happens when we see our little ones following in those same patterns? when I was about 12, I convinced myself for a whole summer that I couldn’t…

the laws of harvest.

do you remember the first time you failed at something? how about the first time you had to live with the consequences of that failure? when I was kindergarten, I made a parachute out of craft paper & yarn to assist in the free-fall of my twin sister from our playhouse. thought out, to the…

part time parent. full time mom.

what do I mean when I say, a part time parent but a full time mom. my littles are with me sunday evening through friday at 6:30 pm- unless there is no school on Friday. in which case,  they are home sunday evening through friday at 9:00am, per our agreement. it’s not ideal and would never be…

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…

too broke to go green.

balancing an ethical budget… listen, we live in a society that tokenizes good deeds & healthy habits only to toss them aside a year later for the next big trend, sometimes with a rather villainous exit. consumerism and social media are mostly to blame but we can’t be let off the hook either, with our short…

32 flavors of grace.

word of the year: grace (noun). elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action: a pleasing or attractive quality or endowment: favor or goodwill. mercy; clemency; pardon: moral strength: my year started in a flood of beginnings. not just your typical new year’s resolutions but a divorce, a new job, and a new(ish) relationship…