Hands On

Years and years ago I was amazed by the process of getting a manicure with “tips”. Now the only tips I am interested in are steak tips. I think I was fascinated by the process of instant nails– but over time realized that I certainly didn’t need them and was pretty lucky to have nails… 

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Tools of Engagement

I had a remarkably fun weekend. An engaged friend AND my brother and his fiance came to visit, AND I realized that we might be able to schedule and plan for M’s long overdue baptism during our upcoming trip to the friend’s wedding. So add that to a Saturday Katie visit and we were talking… 

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A Nearly Accidental Garden

This spring we had a fence built in our backyard. What a tremendous relief. After just a few months with it I can’t imagine NOT having it. I love the general idea of wide open space and not having fences in-between neighbors in theory, but with a 4- and 2-year-old, their play dates and our… 

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