I was crying with my mom on the phone on Friday evening as I told her that I felt as though all the magic and joy had been sucked out of the holidays for me. After losing Garry in October, we have had to endure a rapid succession of “firsts”,
My kids and I are slowly but surely getting settled into our new home and I have been working my tail off to get everything unpacked and put away. I feel like it’s taking me forever to get it all done, but I have to remember to give myself grace
The past few days here in Austin have been so beautiful! We have seen lots of sunshine with cool breezes and with the extra hour of daylight (thanks, DST!), we’ve been enjoying a lot of time outside. As much as I love being outside, I am embarrassed to say that
Hello friends! I have been MIA for a few weeks because I have been in packing HELL. My house went under contract at the beginning of February and we scheduled closing in the first week of March, but I signed a lease on our new home to start March 1.
I think most people fall into two categories when it comes to Valentine’s Day: they either love it or they hate it. Garry and I fell into the latter camp for the most part; we really didn’t like celebrating Valentine’s Day because it was a forced “love your partner” holiday.
If you haven’t heard of hygge, I’m about to let you in on a little treat. Hygge (pronounced hue-guh) is a Scandinavian concept that roughly translates into coziness and wellbeing. Hygge is not necessarily a “thing” or a “feeling” or anything you can buy, really. It’s more of a state
Today is my birthday! I’m going to be honest, I’m not sure how I feel about it. It will be the first birthday I’ve spent without my loving husband spoiling me rotten. I don’t like that one bit. But it will also be the first birthday of my “new” life,
I love my house. It is exactly what my husband and I wanted for our family when we decided to up and move across the city last year. I often joke that we really bought my clawfoot tub and the house came with it. We had only moved in six
Okay, okay. An organization post at the beginning of the new year? How cliche! Yes, I am well aware that I am not unique in this post, but honestly, I really need to get organized right now. And if I need to get organized (because I am very Type A
Recently, I had the pleasure of working with a friend of mine to decorate her dining room table for her family’s Christmas dinner. It was so much fun brainstorming with her and creating a tablescape she loved. We were both pleased with how it turned out! There are so many