Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Getting it done...

The knitting is crazy here! I am almost done with the St Nick day knits, just a hat and a scarf left to do, which is totally doable. Then I can take a bit of time to work on a baby sweater. And maybe make a rainbow cowl for myself. I must say I love the business of the winter knitting, I can really be productive if I have a dead line! Ha

Joining Frontier Dreams and Small Things

Monday, November 30, 2015


The weekend went on for 5 wonderful days, involving lots of family time and pie. I just love the craziness of this time of year. So much to do, so many activities, so much merriment, so much pie.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

* Gratitude Sunday *

Joining Wooly Moss Roots for Gratitude Sunday.

I am so very grateful for...

~my children and their wild crazy selves
~my husband and his ability to be so gentle amidst the wildness of our days
~pecan pie with a cup of coffee for breakfast
~wonderful friends

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Thoughts on Thursday

I think I might need to preface this post with this... how you keep your house is your business and the way I choose to keep my house is in no way a judgement on how you keep your space.
I need my house tidy, not white glove clean, but just a place for everything and things actually put in those places. I pick up before we go to bed, at least once during the day, and before we leave the house. I don't clean windows or dust, you can't probably eat off my floors most of the time (although Nuala seems to think it is OK), but I do better with things tidy. I know my tidiness upsets some people because they seem to think I am secretly judging them for how they keep their house. But honestly, truly, I am not! You need to live in whatever way helps you function the best. I need my space organized. I have tried for years to just be ok with chaos, but I end up feeling overwhelmed, depressed, and uneasy. So I keep my space in the way that helps me function the best. My house is still full of love and fun, I just put stuff away at the end of the day.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Joining Frontier Dreams and Small Things...

Knitting, knitting, and MORE knitting! My holiday knit list, at the moment, seems a bit overwhelming but I know I can do it. My yummy yarn mail came last week, I started on the first of 14 projects ( 4 pairs of socks, two sweaters, 5 pairs of fingerless mitts, 3 hats). Possibly more will be added as I get inspired. Now all I need to do is boot up the sappy holiday movie list and get crackin'!

Monday, November 2, 2015

The weekend

Joining Pumpkin Sunrise for Weekending...

SO much fun this weekend! Pumpkin carving, potluck, costumes, sunshine, pancake breakfasts, trip to see Nana, chasing the chickens around the yarn, and finally and most importantly tea sipping and knitting!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

* Gratitude Sunday *

Joining Wooly Moss Roots for Gratitude Sunday. Sunday's heartfelt tradition. A time to slowdown, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes...

~ the temperatures finally going down
~having all my kids over on Halloween
~pancake breakfasts on Sunday
~the rain we had last week
~hot tea with honey and coconut milk
~watching a thriller last night with my hubby in bed and being scared silly!
~starting the holiday knitting!
~my girlfriends
~Fiona's art