DIY · Family

An Array of Quilts

Mom used to say that my creativity came from my dad.  He’s the singer, the guitar player, and the woodworker, among many other talents. And he is creative.  But he’s not alone. Mom has an eye for beauty. An eye for color. In the last couple years, she has taken up quilting again. I love seeing… Continue reading An Array of Quilts

Desserts · Family · Food

My First Red Velvet 

“Honey, what kind of cake do you want for your birthday?” I asked Middle Man, who was about to celebrate his fourth birthday. When I ask my daughter this question, I get all sorts of ideas. “I want a mermaid cake! Oh no, I want a rainbow cake! How about this year you get me a… Continue reading My First Red Velvet 

Family · Wonderfully Quirky Thoughts

Waves and Mosquitos

Last week we had the great privilege of visiting my husband’s grandparents in Texas.  It’s a trip we try to make at least once a year.  They are wonderful people, and we are so blessed to spend time with them. In addition to loving the people, I love the pace.  Everything is slow.  Relaxing.  There’s no… Continue reading Waves and Mosquitos

Wonderfully Quirky Thoughts

It Was Great Except for the Goose Poop

A couple weekends ago we braved the rainy forecast and set out, truck loaded.  We had packed peanut butter and bread, bacon and potatoes, breakfast burritos and monster cookies.  We had packed sleeping bags and comfort objects, diapers and extra toys.  We had packed the tent. We were ready. I took us an hour to reach… Continue reading It Was Great Except for the Goose Poop

DIY · Wonderfully Quirky Thoughts

Homemade Bath Paint

An easy homemade bath paint for extending bath time fun.  Perfect for dirty days.  Or any days, really.  🙂 This morning I sent my kids outside with sidewalk chalk.  Our patio was unusually clean and dry, the perfect chalk canvas.  After a minute of drawing, my kids took their chalk over to our small plastic pool and turned it into body… Continue reading Homemade Bath Paint