Christmas Tour of Homes 2011

One of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season is to drive around at dusk and try to look into people’s houses. I know it’s more polite to say “I’m looking at Christmas lights” but the truth is I’d much rather see...

five minute friday

Ever since Lisa-Jo started this little series, I’ve been daring myself to take part in it. She invites us to set the clock for 5 minutes and “just write and not worry if it’s just right.” This weeks prompt is On Distance. go A tree fell in our...

Christmas Tour of Homes

This year, I’ve done a little less in the way of Christmas decor. The snow last weekend made up for it, though. I love the way it covers every inch of our yard. No branch is left untouched. Creation is the best kind of inspiration. I’m joining my...

everybody’s talking about stuff

I am a sentimental stuff holder-onto-er. I attach value to inanimate objects, much more value than I should. And it’s kind of embarrassing to admit the twinge of fear I have in this process of going through and letting go. This summer while the kids were with my...

monday light on tuesday morning

When we first walked through this house, my least favorite thing about it was the darkness. Dark ugly paneling, cornice boards on the windows, dark paint colors, vertical blinds, and lots of trees. Just dark. One of the first things we did was rip down all those...