Capsule Wardrobe: Part 3 – Mix and match outfits

One of my favorite things about my capsule wardrobe is the number of outfits I can create with just a few pieces. I thought I’d show you some examples using a “mini capsule,” three tops, three bottoms, and two completers (along with shoes and accessories). This was a fun challenge for me, and I ended … More Capsule Wardrobe: Part 3 – Mix and match outfits

Fall Playlist: Music to set the mood for all your favorite autumn activities

I don’t know about you, but my taste in music tends to change a bit along with the transition to a new season. Winter needs a background of pretty, classical music and slow, contemplative songs to set the mood for curling up with a book under a blanket. Spring sends me searching for cheerful tunes … More Fall Playlist: Music to set the mood for all your favorite autumn activities

Mama Musings: How do I stay present and joyful when I am longing for change?

I’m so ready for fall. Crisp, cold, cozy sweater, boot wearing fall. Unfortunately, around here at least, the weather refuses to cooperate. The extended forecast continues to tease, promising lower temps, but so far we are still averaging in the high eighties. My long-sleeve tops hang in my closet unworn, and I’ve yet to even … More Mama Musings: How do I stay present and joyful when I am longing for change?

Fall Decorating – "I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."

Don’t you just love Anne Shirley? One of my fictional heroes, for sure.So although the calendar says fall, here at least it seems like autumn has just barely begun to tip-toe in. Days are getting shorter to be sure, and evenings now bring a bit of chill, but otherwise our mild summer has flowed into … More Fall Decorating – "I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."

Mommy lesson #52: Sometimes getting sick makes you feel better

October is my favorite month of the year, and this one has been particularly spectacular. Every few years the elements come together in a magical mixture that brings out the most breathtaking fall foliage, and this has been one such year. Usually I act like a little kid at Christmas, exclaiming over every blazing tree … More Mommy lesson #52: Sometimes getting sick makes you feel better