our new house: part 2 – selling our old home

Time for an update on our housing situation! (See part 1 here) Against all odds our new build is proceeding on schedule. The exterior brick is finished, we have drywall, tile, cabinets, and trim, and our counter tops were scheduled to be installed yesterday. We are getting weekly updates from our builder, and are still … More our new house: part 2 – selling our old home

Kid Lit: 5 Series for you and your kindergartener/early elementary student to enjoy together

It’s no secret that reading is my favorite, and reading with my daughters is more of a delight than I could have ever hoped for. I talk more in detail about our reading routine in this post, but I try to take a few minutes each day, just me and my oldest, to read a … More Kid Lit: 5 Series for you and your kindergartener/early elementary student to enjoy together

Simple Style: some thoughts on capsule wardrobes and my summer uniform

It’s been a while since I posted about my capsule wardrobe on the blog, so I thought I’d give a bit of a fashion update/reality check. First, since I’ve been using the capsule wardrobe for almost two years, I have a few conclusions to share: It’s a great place to start, but allow for some … More Simple Style: some thoughts on capsule wardrobes and my summer uniform

Play and grow: creating a fairy garden (the easy way)

Thanks to defining our family’s summer rallying cry we are very focused on making family time a priority. I’m also trying to be more intentional about playing with my girls (something that I’m sorry to say does not come naturally to me). A few weeks ago we had a play date with a new friend … More Play and grow: creating a fairy garden (the easy way)