Sophia and I took Will out for his first round of trick-or-treating this afternoon. She’s been coaching him how how to say it for the past week or so, like the fantastic big sister she is. He toddled after her, climbing up stairs, announcing “tree a tree” and giving a polite “tee you” when the […]
The summer is always a busy time for us. Chicago keeps us locked indoors for so long during the winter months, that it’s hard to get me to stay inside very long once things warm up. Here are the broad strokes: We went to Texas to visit family. Sophia turned 10 and got her […]
I frequently refer to my younger daughter by the nickname she gave herself as a toddler. You’d ask her what her name is and she’d respond enthusiastically, “I’m Fi Fi!” So she’s stuck with it. Anyway, Fi is getting ready for a 50’s-themed music program at her school. She even has a speaking part where […]
Sophia and I are the ones who wore Dave down on the whole backyard chickens issue. She’s my partner in crime. Now he has one, has named it, and is as into it (almost) as much as we are. She tends to them several times throughout the day, checking their water, sitting with them, holding […]
I’ve been busy, busy, busy! First on the list is my new online store, Bluebird Goods. After moving, I got so inspired by this 1927 bungalow with it’s original stained glass windows and kitchen cabinets. I want to capture this environment and blend it with what I grew up around at my grandmother’s home on […]
‘Fi at the Brookfield Zoo bear exhibit
When my brothers and I were little, we spent many hours hiding away in tents in our backyard. It was the best place to feel like we had a little freedom, almost like we lived on our own, free to set up as we pleased, invite other kids over, do whatever we wanted. I don’t […]
This evening Fi and I put together a terrarium for our poor, homeless gnome. He’s sheltered by a money tree and flanked with angel plants and live moss we culled from the front yard. We sprinkled some Assyllum seeds in the background, so hopefully we’ll have a little flowered fairy setting when they come in. […]
Especially to all the women and mothers who are part of my family’s life. Much love to you all.
We spent this past weekend in Madison. I was up there shooting a wedding for a friend of the family and caught this pic of my sweeties on the way out the door. Deep sigh of content. I love them so much.
Sophia and I are very excited to have her new room ‘do featured over at OhDeeDoh.com. Check it out!
8 year old Sophia needed an upgrade in her space, so we started before her little brother was born. With all the hubbub over the baby, we didn’t want her feeling left out and figured it was time to step up from the decor she had known since she was 2. We painted the walls, […]