At 5:24 pm last night, I looked outside, and it was completely dark. For most Americans, the onset of winter and Daylight Savings Time means that it gets dark outside in the early evening. For us, it means it gets dark outside […]


Makita Vacuum

October 25, 2011 · 8 comments

We got a broom as a wedding present. Some people might think that’s kind of a strange gift, but I loved it, and I used the heck out of it for several years. Sweeping was a quiet, almost meditative activity, unlike vacuuming, but I would sweep and sweep and the floor would never be completely […]


                          My little man turned four years old last week, and we had quite the celebration. Somehow we never seem to have enough dinner parties or play dates with our busy schedules, so we’ve started a tradition of inviting all our friends, family, […]


Cabin Façade

September 7, 2011 · 10 comments

                          This is where I live.  It’s a total cliché to call it a “little house in the big woods,” but well, that’s what it is.         Henry, his brother, and his dad built the cabin from the ground up. […]


                          I think it’s pretty ridiculous that I felt like I needed 27 photos and a novella-worth of text to share a less-than-200 square-foot space with you. But, well, that’s what’s here. I did clean/rearrange/remove a few things for these photos, but with […]


The last time we were at the pediatrician’s office for a check up, I asked her if she thought it was child abuse to make two kids sleep in the same bed. Obviously, it’s not REAL abuse, but I wanted to know if she thought it was so far out of social norms that it […]


For us, summer officially starts when we swap the firewood pile on the front porch for our porch swing. This wet Oregon spring has been an exceptionally long one, but I think summer is finally here. Maybe. Okay, so it rained a little yesterday, and I built a quick fire to take the chill off […]


At the suggestion of Kara over at Peas and Happiness, I photographed pretty much everything that happened during one day, last Friday. The original plan was to schedule lots of interesting but not extraordinary events, so that I’d have good stuff to take pictures of, but circumstances changed, so the outcome was not set up […]


In my house, we don’t decorate. There is literally not enough shelf space or wall space to keep anything that doesn’t have an actual function. Thankfully, we own many useful items that are also quite beautiful. One perfect example is our margotbianca dish towels. I came across Margot’s products on Etsy and was instantly smitten. […]