Monday, September 30
Sunday, September 29
Saturday, September 28
Thursday, September 26
I've had this textile for several years and have wanted to hang it up forever, but I just couldn't figure out how to do it. In the end, I'm using push pins, but am open to any suggestions that you may have! I feel like this is a big step forward in my quest to have Maude Bailey's decorating aesthetic.
Wednesday, September 25
Tuesday, September 24
On our way home from the infusion yesterday, I brought my girl to a little independent bookshop to browse. We were enchanted by this faerie house on one of the shelves. We also popped into Anthropologie for a few minutes and it was as inspiring as ever. I love making a little lemonaide out of her Crohn's Disease lemons and doing something fun after she has to go through the ordeal of an infusion.
Monday, September 23
Sunday, September 22
Saturday, September 21
Friday, September 20
Thursday, September 19
I am not a sporty person, but my husband is. It seems as if the trio inherited his talent and love of basketball. I'm very thankful to have a rec center nearby that encourages them to learn and improve. We came half an hour early to the boys' clinic just so they could shoot some hoops, but the coaches are here and are giving them a little extra instruction before the class starts! Our daughter has aged out of the basketball clinic, but one of the coaches is working with her anyway!
While the children run around the gym, I am content to sit and read. I just finished Bloomsbury at Home by Pamela Todd.
Wednesday, September 18
Monday, September 16
Friday, September 13
Thursday, September 12
Our daughter is creating this amazing drawn newsreel of the big events leading up to the Revolutionary War. I just love her illustrations! She's planning to color them in, but I wanted to document the beauty of the pencil drawings before she did.
Wednesday, September 11
"God was in the same place on 9/11 that He was on Good Friday - standing over the shattered gates of Hell; trampling down death by death. For in His power, in His love, death is not the end of the story: there is the victory and joy of the Resurrection. "
-Archbishop Michael of New York and New Jersey
Pictured is the 9/11 Memorial in Baltimore, Maryland
Monday, September 9
My eye was drawn to the juxtaposition of the rustic wood of this abandoned house and the delicate purity of the flowers leaning against it. Beauty in an unexpected place, that's for sure!
I tried to get dinner made at three different times today, but kept getting foiled. The first time (at about 10am), I discovered that the chicken had gone bad... just before I poured freshly made marinade over it! The second time (at 5pm), the carbon monoxide alarm kept chirping, so we all headed out to get new batteries for it just to be on the safe side. Third time was the charm. Now we eat!
Sunday, September 8
Saturday, September 7
As our nine-year-old son chanted happily this morning, "Saturday, Saturday, Where would I be without you, Saturday?"
We had our first leisurely Saturday morning breakfast of the school year today and I was struck by the dishes that I chose to use. When I got married fourteen years ago, my mantra was "Give Me All White Dishes, or Give Me Death!" How different things are on our table now!
One of the things that I like the most about Saturdays is the space I have in the day to do whatever strikes my fancy. Today, I went into Home Goods for a broom... but came out with an Italian terraotta planter and a wastebasket for our daughter's room. Ooops.