…blogtober 2022…

Much like blogging itself, the once popular Blogtoberfest has fallen by the wayside in the shift to instagram based microblogging. And yet, every year, I still find myself drawn to the familiar rhythm of daily blogging that is Blogtober. It takes me back to what feels like the “good old days” of blogging, somewhere in the depths of 2012, a […]

…growing my journal skills…

Kid free time is a bit of a rarity around here. Kid free days with the mister are even rarer. While we are lucky to have my folks in town, and the children have regular sleepovers, they don’t happen much on weekends. Between their work and my husbands, weekday sleepovers tend to work out better, so over the years that’s […]

…a year in the ministry…

Time is a fun creature. A week ago, I was blogging about how short the years can be. This week, i’m reflecting on the past year, and how September 24, 2021 seems so very long ago. At the same time, it’s whizzed by, and suddenly I, and my partner in crafty crimes, have been podcasters for a full year. Let’s […]

…backseat crafter…

I’ve been sharing in this space, since June 2008. Our eldest child, nicknamed Bear on the blog, was not yet two. He was an only child, though his little brother was only a few months from being born. We spent our days playing trains and painting and baking and going for walks to the park and mothers group and bible […]

…dreamscapings…

What if we were made of daydreams? What magic would we weave? How would our eyes sparkle at the thought of another day, a fresh start, a Monday full of wonder? What if we were made of daydreams? If our to-do lists were replaced with new projects? Errands with good company? What ifs replaced with I Ams? The mundane everyday […]

…Linarii progress report…

Coming into the Bookish Knitters Society knitalong, I was brimming with optimism. Straight off the back of an eight book month, I’d sewn my bag and knitted a cowl in the same week. How hard could one shawl and one audiobook be? I’d have it done so quickly! Sometimes, I really have to wonder what July Me is thinking. September […]

…art class gatecrasher…

There’s a running joke in our house, that homeschooling is merely an elaborate ruse for extended craft time. That’s before we start cooking the books and sneaking new creative supplies in through the school budget not the craft budget. I love the creativity our homeschool rhythm inspires in our children. They are forever working on one project or another. This […]

… Truckabin Tuesday On A Saturday…

With the sun just peeking over the fence and in the back windows, I would barely be finished my first coffee of the day, brain only just waking up, when it would start. The first warning would be the thumpthumpthump of excited toddler feet slapping along the wooden floorboards, coming in at a run. He would throw his tiny body […]

…EMBRACE September…

Hello Spring! There’s something magical about turning the calendar over to September, and starting a new season afresh. The wattle is bursting with glorious colour. The days are warming up, with the breeze whispering all kinds of potential adventures. I can feel my shoulders drop and relax, the winter blues melting away. The rut I’ve been pushing against for weeks […]