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 [...]

What We’re Eating (June, Week 1)

A few things to note before getting started: This is my first time including a shopping list for a meal plan. If it at first glance it seems extensive, remember it contains a lot of staple items you likely already have at home. Which should make things easier! A few other things that I hope [...]

Clean Floors

This morning, I spent two hours cleaning. Scrubbing the floors of all the dirt that had been tracked in by weekend guests, spills, and miscellaneous mystery messes. I picked up what felt like a thousand toys and plastic Easter eggs. I gathered up the dirty laundry. Scraped and rinsed dirty dishes in preparation for dishwasher [...]

No Crying in Baseball

Minutes before we were to walk out the door, my brother arrived with my grandfather's garden shears in his hands. "We figured you probably already had some nice ones, but thought you might also like these. Because, well...they were his, ya know?" Made to last. They're notably heavier than the shiny new. But they weigh [...]

Winter

S O U N D S   L I K E : December: Christmas Collection, Vol. 1 by Sleeping At Last, Songs for Christmas by Sufjan Stevens January: Shakey Graves And The Horse He Rode In On, by Shakey Graves ; This Side of Jordan, by Mandolin Orange February: From the Fires by Greta Van Fleet S [...]