At Home [A Handmade Christmas]

Growing up I loved getting lost in stories like Little Women and Anne of Green Gables. Fascinated by the the mid 1800's through the early 1900s. Times seemed a bit simpler then. Christmas celebrations certainly much simpler than they are now. Based less on things bought in a store, rather it was usually all handmade.... Continue Reading →

Homemade Healing Salve

I’ve recently been researching the healing benefits of calendula oil, specifically in salves and creams. "One of the best reasons to keep calendula handy is due to its healing abilities. If you apply this flower oil to your cuts, scrapes, bruises, and insect bites, you can quickly speed the healing process, partially due to the anti-inflammatory properties of the... Continue Reading →

Bedrooms For Little Boys [updates]

If you remember several months ago Brandon and I began the task of fixing up the boys' bedrooms. You can read about each one here and here. My plan for both spaces was simplicity, I believe one can never go wrong with simple. It's also important to me to incorporate their own personal little treasures.... Continue Reading →

My Week In Review

Can you believe that November is already here? That Christmas is only 7 weeks away. As I sit here typing this I'm looking out of my [new] windows watching the leaves flutter to the ground. Knowing they will soon leave the trees bare and before long the anticipation of snow will leave my boys giddy... Continue Reading →

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