• Springtime Favorites

    Dena April 13, 2021

    Pulling out a few of our favorite springtime things for after school reading & spelling practice today. It’s been raining nearly nonstop these last couple of days. Hello, April showers. The magnolia trees and cherry trees are dropping their blossoms to the earth, making the ground look like it’s been covered in spilled paint. It’s so dreamy. I just love the promise that spring holds, even on rainy days like…

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  • Mom Hack: Keeping Little Hands Clean!

    Dena April 12, 2019

    Thank you Brawny® Tear-A-Square® for sponsoring this post. Think of all the ways you can Put a Square There! How are you, friends? It’s finally beginning to feel like spring around here for more than a fleeting moment. It has been such a dream watching…

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  • taking stock // 2018 june

    Dena June 8, 2018

    “Perhaps we should love ourselves so fiercely, that when others see us they know exactly how it should be done.” –Rudy Francisco I can’t believe that we’re nearing the middle of June already. This spring has moved so quickly that it takes my breath away.…

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  • a little heart-spill & a spring walk (finally!)

    Dena April 25, 2018

    It’s finally happened. The snow has melted, the flowers have opened, and the earth is alive with the warmth & joy of springtime once again. This is the moment that we’ve been waiting for through the long, cold winter. I kept Roman home from school…

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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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  • Spring Forward

    Dena March 4, 2016

    We’re just a week or so away from daylight savings & spring and I can’t even begin to say what that means to me. But of course, I’m going to try. It means that we’re about to gain an hour of daylight. It means that…

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  • golden hour, being present, caterpillars

    Dena June 11, 2015

    We spent yesterday evening in the yard. As usual, Roman was playing; M. was watching over him; and I was holding Marina. After awhile, my back and shoulders were killing me, so I asked M. to hold Marina for a bit. He walked her down…

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  • Spring Style // Jewelry for a Cause

    Dena May 27, 2015

    Shirt — Forever 21 Jeans — Denizen (Target) Earrings — I Love My Dog Jewelry It’s been forever since I’ve done a style post! Not surprisingly, my appearance isn’t my biggest concern these days. I’d rather be staring at my gorgeous newborn, playing with my…

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  • Our Yard & Gardens in May // Part 1

    Dena May 21, 2015

    We have a love/hate relationship with our home. I could go on and on about the things that we dislike (the fact that it’s too small, the dirt basement, the fact that we’re on a main road, etc.), but I’ll save that for another time.…

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