• free desktop background calendar /// October 2016

    Free Desktop Calendar Background // October

    Dena September 16, 2016

    Happy Friday, friends. A few days ago, I was searching for a new desktop background. I was hoping to find a calendar with some beautiful autumn watercolors, but the only ones I could find were very outdated. So I decided to make one myself. I thought I’d share it here for anyone else that might be interested. Let me know if you like it and if you’d be interested in…

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  • A Spring Plague, Blossoms, and New Endings

    Dena April 12, 2016

    “We cannot start over, but we can begin now, and make a new ending.” It’s been an interesting couple of weeks. Spring started to bloom and then a cold wave came in. It killed most of the early spring flowers and blossoming trees. It was…

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  • Sprinkled with Love!

    Dena March 11, 2015

    My “Sprinkle” ended up being a bit last minute. (Well, last minute according to me, since I usually plan parties 6 months+ in advance.) We ended up making a reservation and getting the invitations in the mail just under three weeks before the party date.…

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  • Spring Fling

    Dena May 15, 2014

    The first step to getting what you want out of life is this: Decide what you want. I can’t believe that we’re halfway through May already. How did that happen? I blinked and I turned thirty… and Roman turned one… and now Memorial Day is…

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  • Still I Rise

    Dena April 30, 2014

    Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I’ll rise. Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes? Shoulders falling down like teardrops. Weakened by my soulful cries. You may shoot me…

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  • a perfectly sweet day

    Dena June 13, 2013

    june twelfth was: wildflowers in the kitchen windowsill . lots of sunshine . long walks in the stroller . roses blooming everywhere . my sweetest five-week-old boy . the loveliest purple flowers i ever did see . fresh radishes from the farmer’s market. xo

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  • all in a golden afternoon

    Dena June 6, 2013

    “You can learn a lot of things from the flowers, for especially in the month of June.” —Alice in Wonderland A couple of days ago, Roman & I took a ride down to my parent’s house. I wanted to take him for a walk in…

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  • Beautiful, Beautiful May! (38 Weeks)

    Dena May 3, 2013

    We made it to May! There were times over the course of this pregnancy when I thought we might never make it here — but here we are! And it’s as beautiful + magical + wonderful as I’d ever hoped it would be. Flowers are…

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  • what spring does…

    Dena April 29, 2013

    “I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.” ―Pablo Neruda Although she held out as long as she could, Spring has finally made her grand appearance — even up here on our little mountain. The front yard is littered with…

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