What your girl Snap’s been loving as of late. . . . The Toy Story Franchise. Toddler Snap has really taken to these movies, which we watch in succession nearly everyday. (Well, okay. Let’s be fair: We make it through the series about every other day.) Anyway, color me impressed, yo. Being a 90s kid,…
This is Where We Live.
May we thrive. . . . Why hello there, Dear Reader. And greetings from our insanely green back deck! We’ve got colorful lilies, tomato vines galore, and bushels and blossoms out the yin yang, yo! It’s like Mother Nature knew that life’s been pretty sucky for the entire world as of late, and decided to…
Perfect Day. (A Version)
If I could snap my fingers and conjure up the perfect day. . . (Cue the wobbly screen of a 90s-sitcom dream sequence) A Perfect Morning: I wake up naturally, with the bedroom window cracked ever so slightly. An audible drizzle patters on the roof. Eggs scrambled in a cast-iron skillet; French butter; freshly-ground coffee.…
Snap takes a moment to tell you what she’s so over. Three Things I’m Over, Yo: 1. Fake Bread. I know, I know. #firstworldproblems. But, let’s be serious. Why is the rye “bread” I purchased two weeks ago still spongy and without a speck of mold? Same with the bagels! That shit ain’t right. When…
Happy Earth Day, friends! And given that almost the entirety of our populated planet is taking a break–albeit a forced break–my guess is Mama Earth is breathing just a bit easier as of late. I promise you this isn’t a post to make you feel like a self-centered slob. I’m not going to pretend that…
The Wisdom of House Plants.
Three Ways You Can Bloom & Grow, Dear Reader. Oh! It is springtime here in Pennsylvania, friends. I saw a cardinal flittering about the yard yesterday, and I thought my heart would burst with happiness. And this morning? I gazed outside and despite the current state of our world, I saw a bounty of buds…
As I woke up this morning, ready for another day at home, I thought of Ebenezer. Scrooge, that is. Because as I write this, countries, cities, and towns all over the world are closing up shop. They are engaging in an involuntary pause. . . a pause that may last longer than a simple winter’s…
Because all of those little things? They transform your place into Eden. This post is in celebration of The Homemakers. It matters not if you are full-time, part-time, or somewhere in-between. Without you, your dwelling would be a wasteland. Dust would swirl. Crumbs would stick to your elbows and feet. “Home” would merely be a…
This moment is real. The spring air is cool, still, and transfixing. Oh, how I love The Quiet. Have I ever told you that, Dear Reader? Because The Quiet is alive. The tick-tock of the cuckoo clock reminds me that time waits for no one. Unidentifiable birds call to each other across the yard. The…
Time for a rest, dear. Lay down and let your mind loosen, with its gears and grinds slowly stopping. Breathe in. Breathe out. Allow the coziness to keep you safe. Time does not exist here.