Archive for June, 2011

I am attending my first “blogging” conference in less than two weeks and can promise you that I have a great deal planned in the upcoming months (new revelations, interviews, inspiration and new design – hint, hint). However, Monday was the first day of summer in our house and I’ve been forced into a writing […]

Today was the day before the last day.  Tomorrow is the end of the school year. Tomorrow afternoon I will have three kids in elementary school. Three. Eight weeks from now I’ll be gearing up for the beginning of the new school year. Fifth grade?  Second grade? Kindergarten?  Bring it.  I love beginnings. Preschool ending? […]

the footlocker


A year ago I was living in North Carolina, waiting for my husband to come home from a deployment and planning a cross-country move.  He’s home.  We’ve moved.  We’re planning our summer and projecting into our future.  Yet, over the past year, so many of our friends’ relationships have ended.  I find myself stuck between […]



I believe in role models.  As the oldest of four girls, the notion of role-modeling has been emblazoned on me since I was, well – since forever.  I’ve tried to live up to the expectations that were put out there and, along the way, I cultivated expectations of my own.  I am certain my sisters […]