I cannot begin to tell you how this is a dream come true.  I am sewing clothes for my little girl!  It took me nearly four months to finish this tiny little project (can you tell I have a new baby still?).  I cut out the dress a couple weeks before my daughter was born, and finally finished it a of couple …

I wasn’t planning on posting this week. Between life with a 3 month old, and overcoming multiple birthdays, and a dark Alaska that is tricky to photograph anything, I thought I had nothing to share.  But I as I sat alone nursing my baby in the mom’s room at church on Sunday, I had an opportunity to journal thoughts that I …

Welcome November.  It’s so crazy to witness the impulsive passing of seasons.  It seems the older we get, the faster time whirs the earth around its orbit, and the more we try to grasp for the precious moments that become sweet memories.  I’m pretty sure the joy-filled memories of snow as a child evoke pleasanter feelings that a fresh frosting of white as …

The inevitable happened again this October.  I turned another year older.  And on that day that my age ticks up, I tend to celebrate with a lot of pumpkin.  I wanted to start my day off right and had a sweet little breakfast with my sister so I made us Pumpkin Scones with Berry Butter.  I originally got the recipe …

Our winter arrived this last week.  Six inches of snow graced us on Friday morning, delighting the children to play in the cold white sand of the arctic, and beckoning us to watch Home Alone and turn on the Christmas carols.  I refrained, for now anyhow, but we have definitely entered our longest season of the year.  But I wanted to continue …

I was recently asked some questions by a reader that I thought were worthy of answering in a post for everyone to read.  The question was something to the effect of where do you keep your toys, do your children even have toys, and how do you keep your house clean with five children?! The first thing I did was send …

Fall in Alaska has pretty much come and gone already. It is the most abbreviated season we experience every year, lasting at most a few weeks. The mountains have a fine dusting of snow, and the cold crispness in the air married with the sharp smell of high bush cranberries is nothing short of divine. A high powered wind storm …

Happy October and pumpkins and spice and everything nice everyone!  I know it seems so cliché, and yet, I love pumpkins and fall and my birthday month and the anticipation of the holidays coming.  (I don’t love the impending dark and cold, but we won’t think about that today.) In my Pinterest and internet wanderings over the last many years, …

I am slowly getting our fall décor up.  So hopefully in the next week or two I will be sharing that.   I feel totally behind the eight-ball in the blog world.  But I have the cutest little baby girl taking up most of my time these days, and I am not complaining about that! So rather than fall décor, this week I will …

It’s that time of year you start seeing an abundance of costumes, everywhere.  But at our house, costumes and imaginations and practicing greatness are not relegated to any specific time of the year.  In fact, pretty much everyday is a costume day at our house.  You never know if you visit if you will be ambushed by the past Revolutionary …