recycled vintage children’s book blocks


Cutting up old books seems almost a crime, but if they’ve been really well worn out and you can escape the guilt, they make some lovely decorations. We have quite a few things planned for some vintage books I’ve collected lately, but I chose some of the boys’ favorites for the blocks we had painted in fun colors already. I decoupaged some of the most colorful characters… Read more »

simple lemon zest muffins


Seriously, these are simple, which is what’s summer food should be about, yes? Zesting makes them full of lemon flavor. Don’t worry, zesting is easy! You don’t have to have a fancy tool, a cheese grater works well. Ingredients for Zesty Lemon Muffins 1/2 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 TSP baking powder 3 eggs 1 and 3/4 cup flour 2 lemons (for zest… Read more »

almost summer flowers and dressing. weekly worn


The spring weather is settling towards summer so I won’t be able to layer with a little blazer outside anymore but they are handy when you’re inside with a blasting air conditioner. I love finding a ladylike dress that makes me cool enough not to sweat in a a very unladylike fashion. Not that I do that, of course. Happy summer dressing!

real moment photography, embrace the everyday


I’ve loved taking pictures since my parents gave me my clunky film camera during elementary school. I posed myself, my friends, and tried selfies  with the besties in high school with no way to see them or edit. That was brave…because we developed those embarrassing things at the grocery store and had to ask for them to take the rejects back instead of being charged for them…. Read more »

berry easy strawberry muffins


Strawberries are everywhere this month, and my littles are huge fans. If yours are too these muffins make breakfast a little sweeter and they are so easy to make. You have all of the supplies you need once you grab the berries. 2 cups flour (we use organic wheat)  2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar 1 stick or 1/2 cup butter 2 eggs 2 teaspoons… Read more »