Tag: brothers

Crafter-noons

Ah, summer…that special time of year when we stay-at-home parents find out what we’re really made of. Some days, I’m made of mellow patience and full of laughter. Other days…well, let’s not talk about those days, shall we? Or if we must, let’s just say it’s a darn good thing I married a winemaker. Finding little bits of time to…

Playing Hooky (part I)

Even before the solstice officially marked the onset of summer, we have been feeling the change of season in everything we do.  You may find us on any given day, still in our pajamas at 11 am, reading books or hiding out in our “underwater-space- submarine-rocketship” (aka the couch cushions and blankets). At first, I must admit I was slightly…

Inspire

Inspire:  to fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, esp. to do something creative. What is inspiring to you? Is it the thought-provoking quote you shared on Facebook about living life to its fullest, taking chances or loving out loud? The awesome backyard garden design that you saved on your Pinterest board or the creative…

These Boys…

These boys of mine, they are growing up way too fast. Some days it just slaps me in the face like a wet dish cloth. I now only see glimpses of the babies and toddlers they once were. I look at Levi when he is asleep and just can’t believe that he is 5 1/2 years old already…taking up so…

Our Favorite Time of the Year

I always thought that Christmas song, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams, should be rewritten about autumn.  It definitely is my most favorite time of the year for everything from fashion to food, time spent outdoors and certainly the holidays…Thanksgiving being my favorite holiday ever. I think it’s the cozy factor and the turning inward that…

Let It Be

I think I could sit here and look at this screen all night, not exactly sure where to begin.  As I went about my day today I had so many thoughts playing over and over in my head; things I thought I wanted to say, but the words aren’t coming out yet in the way I hear them internally.  I…

Hot and Crafty

Since we got back from Colorado last week, the temperatures have been in the high 90’s and 100’s everyday in Napa.  Heat and I do not really jive together too well.  I’ve never been a sun worshiper; I hate going to the pool; I think sweating should only come from working out, not from sitting still and like most Northern…