Book Chat

Reading Life: November 2019

November was a better month for reading! It’s hard to believe we’re nearing the end of the year already, yet here we are. You never know how big life changes like a new baby will affect your everyday routines, let alone hobbies like reading, so it feels like a relief to find that I still… Continue reading Reading Life: November 2019

Chit Chat

Five Months with Jon

Jon is five months old! As per blog tradition, I’m back to sharing monthly updates. Five Months Old Likes: food! (so far: sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans, broccoli, banana, bread), smiling, cooing and shrieking loudly, putting everything in his mouth Dislikes: being alone, getting hungry Sleeping patterns: 3 naps a day about every 2 hours,… Continue reading Five Months with Jon

Chit Chat

High Five for Friday

Happy Friday! I didn’t intend to take a break from the blog this week, but life has been busy! (Almost) every Friday I share five highlights from my week, big or small, as a reminder to stay grateful. Today I have two weeks to share! This week: 1. Gaga to the rescue! 2. Finish 3.… Continue reading High Five for Friday


Happy Thanksgiving from our Thankful Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving! This year we followed @BusyToddler’s lead and made a Thankful Turkey! It took just a couple minutes to make a turkey and feathers out of construction paper, and it’s all held together with painters tape. Every day we talked with Amelia about what she is thankful for and added a new feather to… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving from our Thankful Turkey

Craft Chat

Oh Christmas Tree Cross Stitch

Ta da, it’s done! I started working on this Oh Christmas Tree pattern by All Through the Night in September, with low expectations for finishing it this year, but it stitched up faster than I thought! I loved all the tiny details and using just one thread color (Spinach by Classic Colorworks) simplified the process.… Continue reading Oh Christmas Tree Cross Stitch