Friday, March 25, 2011

for anna.

this past week we completed a very special project that's headed to australia!
mr.sparrow is a long time mosey customer and we are so glad to be sending a few woolies her way this spring. that is to say it is almost fall there and chilly weather is on it's way!
anna has a wonderful shop there filed with treasures for the heart and home!

{this moment}

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

little house in the big woods

(some love for laura ingalls wilder)
just her name was magic to me as a child...wild-er

it gets to be maple sugaring time and my mind gets to thinking about a well loved book. recently talking it over with some friends at dinner (very writerly ones at that) we all commented that not only did our children love the stories- but we did. we loved them so- and continue to. we actually went around telling our favorite stories from the books as if they were our own to tell and in a way they are. the sheer simplicity has this "stick to the ribs" quality like homemade maple syrup. only one ingredient (4 if you count fire, love and a lot of patience) but the result is something we want to breathe in deep.
the story i told was of the maple sugaring and the snow and the maple syrup on the snow..and then the dance. my all time favorite story and kinda of a HAPPY PLACE i have always gone to since reading and re-reading as a young girl.
i have written before at lenghth about the *little house books*, as i called them growing up, and how reading them to my afternoon kindergarten class one year had such power and how they just have so much worth. so in this post i will keep it simple and say- it's maple sugaring time, the buckets are out all around town..and hey by the way--it's snowing right now!

Monday, March 21, 2011

all great stars align

just back from a wonderful lifeways training...
more on that later in the week.

welcome spring and sun, finally.

Friday, March 18, 2011

this one knows how to nest

little bits has been making nests all over the place since her new favorite book : "are you my mother" by p.d.eastman has taken over her imaginative play.

this particular one is built of books and cloth diapers...

Friday, March 11, 2011

{this moment}

a single photo from the week, one to share and keep.

Friday, March 4, 2011

{this moment}

a friday morning ritual-finding a moment from our week - 1 photo- no words-taking a cue from soulmama.