Our Sustainable Living Inventory

It's April, aka Earth Month. This is the time of year when we see an influx of earth-friendly messages and community events, when people are (at least talking about) planting trees and everyone is just a little bit more aware of their impact on the environment. So, I figured this in celebration of Earth Day … Continue reading Our Sustainable Living Inventory

We ran out of toothpaste, so I made some!

Rather than going to the store to purchase more, I thought I'd try to make my own toothpaste. There are a few reasons I wanted to try making my own toothpaste:#1 - I feel absolutely HORRIBLE every time I throw away an empty plastic toothpaste tube. I know that plastic is going to sit in … Continue reading We ran out of toothpaste, so I made some!

A House that Love Built

We found some time this week for a fun family project (and finally got around to using a cookie house kit we purchased back in December!). Before we started, I swapped some of the candies that came in the kit with pink and purple ones from our candy jar to make it feel a little … Continue reading A House that Love Built

Taking a Deep Breath

It's morning, and my toddler is still asleep. I watch him sleeping soundly, breathing deeply, and I am grateful for him and for this day that I will spend with him. I smile. And then, I become aware of my own breathing. I inhale. I exhale. I smile again. There really is something so powerful … Continue reading Taking a Deep Breath

Public and Private Writing

Today, on the morning of this second day of the new year and the last day of winter break, I'm drawn to write. This is nothing new. Writing is a big part of who I am. It always has been. I imagine it always will be. Like many other writers, as I contemplate my thoughts … Continue reading Public and Private Writing

Stacking the Shelves (4/30/16)

For this week'sĀ Stacking the ShelvesĀ blogĀ post, I'm very excited that, the newest books to my collection are all very different! First, I lucked out and found a copy of The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty at the library -- for just one dollar! This book has been high on my list of books-to-read for quite a … Continue reading Stacking the Shelves (4/30/16)

Don’t Give Up! Give More.

A topicĀ I love to discuss (and read about) most is ideas: Ā how we get ideas, creative ideas, sharing ideas, appreciating ideas, the transparency of ideas, and how one idea influences other ideas. It's what prompted me to start writing this blog many years ago, and most recently it's what brought me toĀ a graduate program studying … Continue reading Don’t Give Up! Give More.

Stacking the Shelves (4/9/16)

It's been a big week for books in our house! As I look at all of these new books on our shelves, I know I haveĀ to writeĀ aĀ Stacking the ShelvesĀ post! First, my team and I received copies of professional development books at work. We've been waiting for these titles to arrive for quite some time, so … Continue reading Stacking the Shelves (4/9/16)

Stacking the Shelves (2/27/16)

Stacking the Shelves is an idea hosted by Tynga's Reviews,Ā and it isĀ "all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of courseĀ ebooks!" … Continue reading Stacking the Shelves (2/27/16)