On Sharing a Home

By |August 19th, 2014|

Me: Honey, would you mind swinging by the antique store and picking up that door I bought?

Him: Um, what door?

Me:  The black one.  The one with the brass mail slot.

Him: Uhh.

Me:  For the laundry room.  That door.

Him:  You didn’t buy a door already?

Me:  Yes.  The black one. At the antique store.

Him: No, I mean another […]

Setting up Our School Room & Truths We’ve Learned

By |August 18th, 2014|

Three years ago, when we began homeschooling, I didn’t know how it would all turn out.  Didn’t know if we would always homeschool or if I’d go red with rage and lock myself in a closet somewhere.

I still don’t.

We will re-evaluate from year to year, and for now, this life works for us.  School is […]

Holiday Weekends

By |April 28th, 2014|

Around here, Easter holidays are slow.

They are lazy and the sweet tea is paired with plenty of porch time.  We do egg hunts & prayer & ham & egg dyeing.

Even when we only have 4 eggs left.


We do bows and photos […]

Family Photo Ideas

By |January 31st, 2014|

Morning, friends!

The last few days have been strange, but totally splendid.  We’ve been in the house with roads closed due to the icy storm Leon.  They don’t keep many snow plows or salt domes in south Alabama so once it froze solidly, we were in until today.  All is safe and […]

rediscovering a lost art & a free printable for you

By |March 18th, 2013|

I’ve been collecting notecards, paper, journals, & little notebooks for years.  I am what you would dub a list-maker, and much of what I accomplish in a week’s time should be attributed to what I refer to as the list.

If you know me at all you know I travel everywhere with […]

25 tips for the working-at-home mom

By |April 20th, 2012|

When I began the journey of writing this blog, I had no idea that it would become a full-time business.  I had no idea I would have to think about how to balance family and work.  I haven’t figured it all out, but I’m learning.

These last 2 years have brought me some incredible mountaintop moments, […]

family rules art- free printable

By |February 27th, 2012|

Good Monday morning to y’all!

I’m sure most of us agree that our kitchens are the heart of our homes.

Our kitchen doesn’t house all of my favorite materials (i.e. I’m a marble fantasizing gal), but it is certainly the room I spend much time in–and where lots of beautiful, messy memories are made.

family photos

By |January 30th, 2012|

If you’ve ever had your family photos taken with little ones in tow, you know what a feat it is.

We know the same.

It’s why I’m going to show you way too many of ours.

It was hard work to get these, baby.

Because […]

the present family–a new series!

By |November 16th, 2011|

Family is something we talk about quite often here at pi.

You guys know how important my little ones are to me, and I believe you know, as well as I, what a struggle it can be to be ever-present in their lives.

Especially for those of us who […]

first day of school

By |August 8th, 2011|

Try to ignore the muffled sobs.

I just sent my little, ahem–big man off to school this morning.  First day and all.

He was pumped.

I’m, well, you know, less pumped.

I had my mind wrapped around homeschooling for so long, that I don’t think […]

A Magical Vacation, a milestone, & an ebook discount

By |June 29th, 2011|

Thanks to all the well wishes for our Disney vacation last week!  We finally made it home later last night and man, are we beat!

I couldn’t resist sharing some of our favorite moments of the trip with you guys.  And yes, Ava’s face remained just that way for the […]

Spring Happenings and a side table

By |April 21st, 2011|

I’ve been taking a mini-vacation.

You may have noticed; you may not.  For the last few weeks I’ve posted less, hung out with my kiddos more.

After releasing the ebook, some down time was much needed.  It’s important to me to remember why I started blogging in the first place.  I […]

little people, big world

By |March 24th, 2011|


Now that the dust from the ebook has settled, it’s time for spring cleaning, stolen kisses between a mama and her babies, lots of chocolate chip cookie evenings.

And chores.  Yes, it’s time for chores.

The little people are learning to love unloading the dishwasher.

That’s […]

Some of The Best Moments

By |December 28th, 2010|

in the morning or after naptime when they’re super cuddly,the giggles they get from “this little piggy,”those rare times when sharing seems easy,when they smile for photos, (man, i love this one)the moments they sleep soundly in the bed beside me,(these are usually rare and often accompany a serious virus, so I dislike these moments as […]

Family Rules Art and Glimpses of the Kitchen

By |November 14th, 2010|

I guess I should apologize for the lengthiness of this post….so I’m sorry, but hopefully you won’t get too bored.We have been a bit lazy around here, which is just what we needed, and I’m so thankful for those quiet moments to be with my family.I ran across Lindsey’s blog last fall, and immediately fell in […]

Simple, Cheap Fun for Your Kids

By |October 11th, 2010|

y things around here.  We are just a tad different to most people, I think. Not saying our way is the best, or the only way, but it is our way.  Y’all know we plan on homeschooling our kiddos, and even though they won’t say it, I know most people are a little startled (or completely […]

A Proud Moment

By |June 7th, 2010|

I know this post is tardy.Well, I wanted to actually show you why I didn’t post.A couple of warnings…And mostly, if you happen to catch my voice sometime…..deeply,:) Enjoy

A Vanity for Lillian

By |June 2nd, 2010|

Lillian, my niece, that is.

Matt’s sister, Lara and her two girls came down to visit last Thursday, and among other things, Lara and I got the bug to makeover some furniture.

We found it at E.C. Oswald’s place, which Lara told me that pictures and words could did acurrately describe the craziness of his place or his […]

I’m Back!!

By |April 26th, 2010|

Sort of. It had it’s meltdown moments, but overall, it was a wonderful trip and I am so thankful to have gotten to share that kind of magic with my family.Okay, please mentally remove random middle-age dad…and notice how beautiful The Crystal Palace is!  I’ve never eaten there, but yours truly was maybe, just a tad, […]

Popping In…..

By |April 20th, 2010|

but I just had to pop in and say hi! (and why is it I look the worst in this picture?)  I miss you guys SOOOO much!  I promised Matt no working, no blogging (have I mentioned I’m addicted??), or flea markets (on the way to our trip–don’t worry, we’re stopping on the way home).  […]