The Sacred Everyday

This morning I woke up to a miracle. All of my children are still soundly sleeping in their beds, except for the baby, who came down early to snuggle.  Her head is fuzzy and soft like a little duck.  The house is dark.  And quiet.  There is no birdsong yet.  The hum of thought in…

Creative Family Advent, 25 Days of Ideas for Savoring the Season

I love Christmas.  I loved it as a child, and I love it even more as a mother of children.  It is so beautiful to see their little faces come alive at the first sight of Christmas lights or trees.  Hearing them practicing their Christmas carols, thinking of the transformation that is about to come…

Having Children: A Spiritual Journey

Over the last few weeks, I have been rereading old blog posts and speculating about my life.  The past year has been both incredibly sweet and difficult, trying to balance daily life with six young children with all the demands of three meals a day, the never-ending laundry, growing a home business, homeschool, planning for…

Heidi Wren Chester: A Birth Story

I am so grateful to this little sweet baby for what she has done for me.  This is the story of how Heidi Wren came into our world five weeks ago. We rearranged the house most of the day, except for when Randy took Rosie and Paloma to Babyland General for a birthday party to see a…

Handmade Day #15: Heart Book (Altered Journal)

This sweet little journal is perfect for notes, daydreams, grocery lists, major and minor epiphanies of all kinds… Click to check out all 20 items in our etsy shop and find one-of-a-kind gifts, made by Randy and me.

Handmade Day # 10: 1940’s Actresses with Rooster Recycled Journal

Another fun handmade journal posted to the shop today. Click here to see this and other journals, as well as some amazing jewelry made by Randy, and lots of one-of-a-kind hats. Staying up late to make Christmas presents every night of the 15 Days of Handmade Challenge.

6 Quick Kid-Friendly Crafts Made from Recycled Materials

I recently finished my miniseries called How-To Tuesdays.  To make it easier to find these in my blog, I am just putting them all together here in one post.  Hope you can find something to make with your kiddos using things you have laying around the house.  These are quick, easy, inexpensive playthings that can…

How-To Tuesdays #2: Cereal Box-Grocery Bag Journal

I love journals.  (You can read about my lifelong love of writing here: Journaling, or The Story of My Life)  I love handmade books.  I love kraft paper.  I love flimsy cardboard covers…  Because of that, I am just crazy about these quick, easy, no-previous-experience-necessary little handmade books.  The pages are made from cut up…