Paper Doll Club–Lady Lark, Feather, and Robin Feather Lace

Welcome to the Paper Doll Club, Week #2.  Here are your free printable paper dolls from Rosie, Paloma, and me.  I started working on mine and told the girls I was going to make a lady with a bird nest for a hat.  From that little bit of inspiration, they created two beautiful dollies, Feather (by…

The Paper Doll Club

Happy Monday, everyone!  Today, the girls and I have a little gift we’d like to send to you.  We spend a lot of time drawing, cutting, folding, and making things out of paper.  We decided that we are going to start a Paper Doll Club.  We are going to try our best to make paper…

On our 12th Anniversary

Today is our anniversary.  We met in the fall of 1999, dated for three and a half long, confusing years, and married on a beautiful spring morning just like this one 12 years ago today.  I hoped I was doing the right thing.  I prayed I was doing the right thing. There is no one…

Surrender: Listening for the Song

Our baby is 3 months old now.  We have settled into our new roles and are working ourselves into a more predictable pattern of living.  Life as a mother of five small children is a blur.  Every day has its own rhythm.  Sometimes it is like a song.  Sometimes it is total chaos. Last week was particularly hard…

Pitter Patter: The Story Behind the Song

I discovered coffee shops in college.  I never had very much money, but back then I could usually dig up $2 to buy a hot drink and rent a space at a little cafe for a few hours to think and write and declutter my brain.  I lived in a creative state, with lots of…

Home

Life is starting to settle back into a rhythm for us.  The baby is almost two months old now.  Since she was born, a lot has happened in this house.  We sold our vocal booth, which has been taking up a third of our living room for a few years now.   We were given…

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…

The Last Few Days of Pregnancy

I am in the last week or so of pregnancy.  I can feel my heart and my mind being pulled in so many different directions.  There is part of me that wants to sit down and enjoy the last few days of normal sleeping patterns, two free hands, the freedom to be away for more…

Room for You (New Song)

I am two weeks away from my due date.  I can hardly believe that any day we will see this new little face and our lives will be forever changed.  It feels so surreal. In preparation for Heidi’s arrival, I’ve been rearranging, organizing, constantly cleaning and decluttering this tiny house.  All of my creative energy…

Etsy Update and Giveaway!

Hello everyone.  I have finally caught up on my special orders (message me if you have a last minute Christmas request!), and I just posted a few more things I made in my etsy shop.  Check it out by clicking the pic below.  And if you leave me a comment below on your favorite item in…

The Best Birthday Gift I Have Ever Been Given

Yesterday was my 33rd birthday.  I woke up to secret sounds in the kitchen as my girls decorated the holiday table for me with double table cloths and our fanciest china.  My three-year-old son came down to snuggle me.  In the monitor, I could hear the baby singing in his bed. I could never have…

Make Something Every Day: Week 3

I love making something every day.  This has been an intense week of cleaning, sorting, changing out clothes for four children for the change of seasons, etc.  I am so happy to sit down in the evenings and crochet.  And even though there are still small fires of laundry that need to be put out,…