livelovesimple.com

Nature Walk in March

The harshest winter of my lifetime is slowly creeping to an end. It’s below freezing again today, but it warmed up enough to start melting snow over the weekend. We took advantage and went on our first real nature walk since autumn. Roman is really coordinated now and it was wonderful to share little bits…

livelovesimple.com

Hope in the Dark Places

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger — something better, pushing right back.” —Albert Camus Yesterday was one of those gorgeous “spring tease” days. For…

livelovesimple.com | winter days

Winter Days & Spring Dreams

It’s been a long winter and we’ve still got three months to go. We’ve had two weeks of arctic blasts — temperatures far below freezing. And we’ve had more snow storms than I can even count. We got nine inches yesterday and we’re said to be getting another six to twelve inches tonight, followed by…

livelovesimple.com

4/52

4/52 — A snap of Roman James exploring. Everything is an adventure. The world is his oyster. He is learning and interacting with his environment in new ways every day. It’s the most extraordinary thing to witness. I watch him and I know that I am watching magic. It seems that his eyes get brighter…

livelovesimple.com

3/52

3/52 — A snap of buddy a few minutes after waking up from his afternoon nap. We’re in the thick of winter over here. The week before last we were in a polar vortex (yes, really) and they’re calling for another polar blast this coming week. My spring & summertime daydreams are in full effect.…

livelovesimple.com

Our Wood-burning Stove

This month, we completed the installation of our new wood-burning stove. This is one of our first, and most important, steps toward sustainable living. Wood-burning stoves are one of the most energy efficient and environmentally-friendly ways to heat the home. Wood burners outperform both solar panels and ground source heat pumps. The type of stove…