Mama’s Christmas Wish List

 one — two — three — four — five — six — seven — eight Is it too late to share my mama wish list this holiday season? That’s totally a rhetorical question. I know it’s not. Because Dominic and I run a cash system for Christmas, to help stay on budget, and “my” $50 […]

The Love List

I’ve got lots of love for these mamas. But even more love for the products that have been born out of their creativity! Cross my heart, you’ll love them all too! MADRE BEADS I was lucky enough to join Lacy and her venture at Madre Beads as an ambassador. It’s been so fun to get […]

The Birthday Turned Christmas Wish List

Welcome to the December 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Greatest Gifts This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have suggested go-to gifts and gifting experiences for the holiday season for all your loved ones. Back in October […]

The Girlfriend’s Gift Guide — Gifts For the Sister You Choose

Yesterday I confessed my love for Black Friday sales. And I do – I really, really love them. Even more, I love sales that aren’t tied to one, crazy day. And friends, I’ve found one of those. With the help of The Microsoft Store I’m thrilled to be sharing something fabulous that is available NOW – no […]

A Tech Free Christmas

Did I let Jemma circle her little heart out when the Toys R Us Christmas catalog arrived last week?  Of course I did. I’m not the mom version of Wicked Witch of the West! But, when it comes down to what I’ll actually be spending my money on this Christmas, it probably won’t be found in […]

It Doesn’t Always Rain in the Pacific Northwest

Driving down the freeway last week, Jemma began chatting about the weather – one of her favorite topics. She commented on all the rain and how it makes her so “fwusterated” because it makes the slide in our cul-de-sac too wet. Then she transitioned to thoughts on summer and how she hates the sun in her eyes so […]

“Drink Tea” With the Silhouette CAMEO

I have 4,000 crafts in my mind – all waiting for a free, quiet evening. I doubt I have 4,000 evenings on my horizon, but I did recently have one. So, on that illustrious evening I settled in at the dining room table with my new computer, my new Silhouette CAMEO and a dash or […]

Because I Remember

Pain demands to be felt. And yes, that means I saw Fault In Our Stars recently. But I’ve had this post in my drafts for ages. Because I’ve wanted to share, but haven’t known the words to say. That’s the thing about loss, about death … there don’t seem to be any right words. Every […]

Gifts Dad Will Actually Use

 I could buy my mom gifts all day long. She’s just easy to shop for … maybe because we like many of the same things. But my dad and Dominic, they’re a bit more particular. So, when holidays come around I’m always a little stumped as to what they’ll like AND USE most. Yes, believe […]