This post was originally shared on January 8, 2016 on my first blog about child loss. Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I tend not to, because I feel like I’m setting myself up for failure. But I do like to set goals for myself for the year. Sometimes those goals look like: “Survive.” And … Continue reading Peace Through Creating
I wrote a post on my Little Winged Ones blog today about our sweet Maeve and the enormous and surprising ways in which she misses her twin sisters. She grieves them deeply, and yet she was born the year after they died. Witnessing her wholehearted pain surrounding their absence from her life has been humbling … Continue reading Painting to remember
The winters are long in New Hampshire. I love spending time writing beside the wood stove - either on my computer or with pen and paper. Though our home is rarely quiet, my break from social media has created some much-needed mental peace that, for me, encourages creativity. I had missed it. Having everyone home … Continue reading Keeping warm and some more Etsy items
It's a universal truth: moms are the ones who change the toilet paper roll. Just one of those things that everyone jokes about, it's funny because it's true. I even got a chuckle last spring when I went on a little mama getaway to visit The Fixer Upper silos in Waco and The Pioneer Woman's … Continue reading Discovering the Sacred in the Mundane – and a giveaway
Somehow, I blinked and it's November.
Which means that I'll blink again and it'll be Christmas.
Which means that I need to get cracking on some of my handmade Christmas gifts that I'm planning for teachers and loved ones.
It's ridiculous how fast these baby booties are to make. I had some down time in bed this weekend, recovering yet again from strep throat, which seems to hit me anytime I'm fatigued or run down at all. The trouble is, I can't just sit in bed and do nothing. (Anyone else like this, too?) … Continue reading Quick and Easy Baby Booties
Two years ago next month, I started my first cable knitting project: a baby blanket for no one in particular. I just wanted practice doing cables, and this blanket definitely fit the bill. With a seed stitch border, it knits up squishy and soft in Hobby Lobby's "I Love This Yarn." It was one of … Continue reading Reversible cable baby blanket
You guys, the chaos. It's getting the better of me today. The baby is teething. The toddler is potty training. The older boys are resisting school and anything resembling work with every fiber of their beings, and it's pouring rain so I can't just send them outside to play. And I am feeling my grip slipping. It … Continue reading Leaning in
One of my creative outlets is painting. I created this print as a reminder to be your authentic self every day. Flaws and all, the world needs you to be brave, be real, be YOU.
Knitting is therapy for me. The rhythmic moving of the needles, the counting of the stitches, the feeling of accomplishment once an item is completed. I just love it.