Rest

Rest

That ball came flying into the stands. There was a collective gasp. Heads ducked and little Ezzie scrambled to victory. Something just as rare as a foul ball landing at one’s feet happened to me today. I crawled into cool sheets in the middle of the afternoon and slept. Not once did my phone ring [...]

Enough and Not Enough

We are in the thick of toddler emotion. Knee high and everything an emergency. He cries when he wants something and cries when he gets it. He asks to be picked up and then begs to be set free. And it can be all too easy to grow tense and tired. Our desperation is surely [...]

Spring Rhythm

Spring Rhythm

I try to start every season with a new list of music, oil blends, recipes, and daily rhythm. We don't legalistically follow a schedule. So you won't find it broken down by hour. Every day is a little different, but they all follow the same general flow: Refresh, Reset, Recharge, Refocus, Recharge, Reset, Refresh, Rest. [...]

Maple Oat Bourbon Punch

Maple Oat Bourbon Punch

Somehow, this is the first cocktail recipe I've ever posted. How can that be? I take it as a sign of it's utter deliciousness that it inspired me to say, "This definitely should be on the blog." Give it a try and let me know if you agree... Perhaps more cocktail recipes will be posted [...]

Autumn

Autumn

The sounds, smells, and tastes of this season. As well as, the rhythm of our days. We strive to weave hard work, rest, reflection, nourishment (for body and soul), and quality connection into every day. Sometimes we succeed. Sometimes we fail. But every new day is a chance to give it our all. We aren't [...]

October Grocery List + Meal Suggestions

October Grocery List + Meal Suggestions

This isn't intended to be enough for an entire month, but titling it "Grocery List and Meal Suggestions for two weeks of October" seemed awkward. My hope is that if you're feeling a bit stuck in your routine or overwhelmed with this season, a straightforward shopping list and a few ways to use the ingredients, [...]

New Homekeeping Rhythm

New Homekeeping Rhythm

D A I L Y  T A S K S: +load of dishes (load dishwasher throughout the day, run it after dinner and do handwashing/leave to soak if needed) +tidy (put everything in it's place) +clean any messy floors and toilets (sweeping, spot cleaning, etc) +one load of laundry (unless machine isn't yet full, then [...]