One Year Later

What a year it’s been. Since last April, I’ve recovered from a c-section, evacuated from a hurricane, been displaced for a month, moved to the other side of my job from where we were, seen my husband lose his job and then take on the astronomical role of house spouse while he’s hunting for work,…

Magnalite, Magic, and Mother’s Recipes

Today is Mother’s birthday. As I reflect on the wonderful presence she is in my life, I find myself reminiscing. 30 years of memories with her make me so grateful to have her as my mother, my best friend, my confidant and sounding board. She is the sound of reason, the voice in my head,…

Pregnancy Pillow

When my friends and family get pregnant, I start sewing. It’s my contribution to a healthy, happy pregnancy for the ones I love. I’ve made two forays into pregnancy pillow making, and I must say they’ve been pretty successful so far. Here’s the first one, which I made for Karissa, a dear friend with whom…

Throwing a Wedding

I was just talking about this today with one of my coworkers, and I have to admit it was one of my biggest projects and one of the biggest successes of my “crafting” and planning career, prompting a very faint hint of a dream to be an event planner when I feel it’s time to…

Birthdays and Baking

For the past two years at the beginning of July, my husband and I celebrate our daughter’s birthday. She’s 9, quickly going on 10. She is a product of his first marriage, but she’s as much my daughter now as he’s my husband. Since birthdays are fun times and supposed to be pretty awesome, we…