Garden Love | Gardening Between the Pages

If any flower that here is grown, Or any herb, may ease your pain, Take and accompt it as your own, But recompense the like again; For some and some is honest play, And so my wife taught me to say ~ George Gascoigne Surely, it can come as no surprise that gardens inspire. They…

Garden Love | Gardens in Film & Television

The last few years life have thrown disruptions and life changes at us right around the season when cultivating our garden should have been happening. The first year, I mourned it. The second year, I released it and felt that it was only wise to take the pressure off of us. Last spring I wanted…

Autumn’s Glow

Subtle waves of colour have begun to roll across the landscape and the glow of autumn is warming our spirits as the days grow shorter and the nights grow cooler. I never tire of this season and of this glow. And of the ways that daily, in seemingly imperceptible ways, the colours of the season…

Halloween 2019 | Young Maleficent

Another year and another round of costume fun and photo shoots galore! We fiddled with several ideas before finally landing on a young Maleficent. Pinterest had some great ideas and we went to work on painting wings and designing horns! In the end we are all happy with how it came together, and let me…

Dior Up Close and Inspired

Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness. |Christian Dior| Earlier this month my husband and I celebrated our 14th Anniversary with a little trip to Dallas. We luxuriated in the lovely Fairmont Dallas and spent hours perusing the aisles of bookstores and finding unique places to eat. But we…

Spiraling

Romanesco Broccoli is one of those things that made me believe that it was possible for a right-brain leaning, creative, and literary type like me to become fascinated with, and actively seek out, things like Fibonacci spirals and to see math and physics alive in the world. The first time that I discovered a mesmerizing…

Bound in the Light

Some places become a part of who you are. They become like second homes; places that when you walk through their doors, you feel that breath that you didn’t realize you were holding release, your shoulders relax, the stresses of your day, your week, month, or even year, dissipate and the burden of them lessen….

Nurturing Rituals

Relishing and indulging in some cozy moments, and delving into one of my fall reads; these moments are not only an integral part of my self care, but of continual growth and brain food. Before I was a mom, and a homeschooling mom at that, I was a comparative literature major. And even now as…

Halloween 2018|Part II|Hermione Granger

I know I say this every year but this girl of mine, she is fierce and brave, kind and smart as all get out! So I was thrilled when she asked to be Hermione Granger for Halloween this year. I think she nailed it … sass, bossiness, and spunk included!  I love her spirit, her…

Halloween 2018|Part I|Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Happy Halloween! Won’t You Be My Neighbor? My son and I had such a wonderful time with this costume this year.  Mr. Rogers was such a influential figure in my own childhood and I have nothing but fond memories of his programs.  My children have only had a taste, but my husband and I have…