The importance of family rituals

Every Friday, no matter how hectic or stressful the week has been, my husband and I have a ritual to celebrate the weekend’s start. We crack open a bottle of wine, plug in the iPod to its speakers, and roll up our sleeves in the kitchen. I make dough for the pizza crust, and my (read more…)

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Sunday Links: Welcome, Spring!

It’s finally official: spring is here. Bring on the warm weather and sunshine! I hope that wherever you are, you are seeing at least a few signs of the new season. Here are some links for your Sunday reading pleasure..but if have lovely weather, be sure to get outside and enjoy it! • From My (read more…)

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An essential checklist for moving in to a new home

Cardboard, bubble wrap, and newspaper. That’s what I’ve been up to my eyeballs in this past week as we’ve slowly been moving in to our new-yet-temporary home. It feels really good to finally be using some of our own stuff again instead of squatting at other people’s homes — but it doesn’t make moving any (read more…)

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Gardening 101: Make Your Own Compost

Earlier this month, Eren wrote a great article called Starting a Garden With Repurposed Materials, and she included a paragraph about compost.  However, a few readers have requested some more information about this gardener’s gold, so today we will look at the subject more thoroughly. What is Compost? A mixture of various decaying organic substances, (read more…)

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Houses have windows, homes have stories

My 5-year-old daughter is obsessed with words. She spends her days at school learning sounds of words, what words mean, how to spell words and how to read words. So, when I said to my husband the other day, “We’ve really made this house a home, haven’t we?”, she quickly replied “House and home are (read more…)

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