10 years later: looking back on my simple wedding

My husband and I celebrated ten years of marriage last month. We decided to splurge, and headed to New York City for four nights. It was fabulous! We ate amazing food, saw the sights, and even stuck to our resolution that while we were there, we would not hurry to get anywhere. It was so (read more…)

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Beauty in what remains (a different kind of spring cleaning)

In the spirit of spring cleaning, I thought I’d repost this short-and-simple reflection from last year, since my current, weird life means my thoughts are far from a conventional at-home lifestyle. But I’ll be back in that soon—and so I need this reminder just as much as everybody. This simple action I took last spring (read more…)

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Cuppa reads

Happy Easter weekend, all! May you find sweetness in the spring air, peace in your surroundings, and celebration of new life. • I love this simple truth that Anne learned at a recent wedding: “A large part of my own growing up has been to learn that failure isn’t necessarily bad and success isn’t necessarily good. (read more…)

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The home reflects the heart

Recently, a new friend had us over for a spontaneous playdate. Call me nosy, but I just love that first visit to someone’s house. As the kids played and she and I chatted, I was able to soak in a bit of who they are. It felt like a privilege and an honor, and I (read more…)

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Minimalizing kids’ toys (a different kind of spring cleaning)

We’ve been living out of backpacks for more than six months now, which means even though I often write about spring cleaning and decluttering this time of year, it’s a bit hard to write about the obvious nuts and bolts of home life from a personal perspective. And I prefer to write from a personal (read more…)

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