Accent walls are a great way to break up a large room and add interest to an otherwise ordinary space. Ever since we had our basement finished over a year ago we’ve had this idea for an accent wall at the bottom of the stairs. It took until now to finally get around to actually … Continue reading Our DIY Accent Wall
“Daddy, come quick!” There’s an urgency in her voice that catches me by surprise. For a brief moment I feel a rush of adrenaline through my body. “You gotta see this!” The alarm and sense of danger fades quickly. The mid-afternoon sun beats down with a gentle warmth. Theo is playing in the toy house … Continue reading “Daddy come quick!”
“This is my favorite part!” The guy behind the counter places three marshmallows on the preparation table and lights up a blow torch. Like a barista at a hipster coffee shop, he toasts the marshmallows with a kind of pride in his craft. They slowly start expanding, and every so often catch a small flame. … Continue reading National Donut Day
The kids are playing in the yard. There’s a thud thud thud sound as they jump on the cover of the sandbox shaped like a boat. Lots of laughter. The low sun at the end of a spring day paints beautiful, long shadows across the lawn. It’s warm on our skin, but gets chilly when the … Continue reading Lucy
My legs are burning and heavy. Breathing deeply hurts just a little bit, and it takes a little extra effort to lift my legs with each step. After about six months without much exercise, I went for a run this morning. It’s 5:45am. The 18-month-old is awake and crying. He goes back to sleep without … Continue reading The morning run
My phone died sometime on Monday afternoon. I decided to just let it go. There was nothing I needed it for in the next two days. Even before it died, I hadn’t used it much over the weekend, opting instead to leave it in the bedroom unless I was out of the house. It was … Continue reading Unplugged for two days
I just stood there, rake in my hand and tears in my eyes. Just listening to the words that hit me like a truck.