It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon. Madeline was going to be home from school in an hour. And I thought it the perfect opportunity to let the ladies out for a supervised stroll ’til dusk. I was wandering in and out of the house checking on Berkley while she napped. I remember stopping by the […]
You just never know what you’re going to find at the Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. A recent visit to the one here in Des Moines uncovered a pallet full of large burlap coffee bags.
A friend of ours recently took a dive into her neighbor’s dumpster. Her neighbor had been an interior decorator, I believe…and had oodles of fabric samples, neatly bundled and neatly tossed for destination landfill. Lucky for us, our friend saw the shame in this and filled her entire trunk with whatever she could squeeze in. […]
Came across this photo of a halloween costume we pulled together for Madeline a few years back…love. love. love. an old green leotard and tights, a wig, a small grapevine wreath for the headpiece and an assortment of natural items… I adore handmade costumes that utilize materials from around the house and a zesty imagination. […]