You’re Invited To My Surprise Party! {06.20.11}

I love sweet surprises – good-news, happy-heart moments that are too good not to share. Like this road sign. For years, the primary road we take to get to and from home has been riddled with potholes – bumps, dips and craters that could swallow a car....

Why Old Stuff Never Gets Old {04.21.11}

I love old things. So much more than new things.This shelf full of antique fruit jars made my heart do miniature cartwheels.I’m equally smitten with rusty watering cans, worn out buckets and baskets,furniture with peeling paint, books...

Make Your Own Sunshine {04.20.11}

It is gray here. and cold. and certainly not very springy. So we went sandal shopping for my little dude. {it’s bound to get sunny and warm sometime…right?}Tru couldn’t have cared less about the shoes at the shop; he only had eyes for...

Hello, Dolly! A Post For Daydream Believers {03.10.11}

Darling dollies at i like you in northeast minneapolisI always feel a little sad for the dolls and kitties and monstersstuck on a store shelf, waiting to be noticed,longing to be loved.I want to scoop them all up and take them home.Maybe have a tea...

Wise Up! Big News About YOU ~ 01.18.11

Today, there is something really, really important I need to tell you. Something that’s been weighing on my heart for the past few days. So, here it is: You are so wonderfully, amazingly, incredibly wise. I don’t care who you are, where you...

Celebrating The Small Stuff ~ 01.17.11

Happy Monday, sweet friends!Before jumping head first into a brand new week, I thought I’d share some highlights from the weekend(and I’d love to hear yours!).I finally made time to upload and experiment with Hipstamatic &...

The Power of 11 ~ 01.11.11

Oh, what a day!Happy 01.11.11!I can’t even tell you how excited I am that it’s 2011,since my absolute favorite number is 11.All my friends and family know it.Maybe it’s in part because I was born on the 11th.I always notice when it’s 11:11 on...

My Word of the Year ~ 01.03.11

Happy pic by my brother, KaiI’ve never really been into New Year’s resolutions. They’re too much pressure and I think they tend to make us look at what’s wrong in our lives instead of what’s right. Over the past couple of years, some of...

Head in the Clouds ~ 01.02.11

Every time I fly the friendly skies, I say a little prayer as we take off,asking God to be the wind beneath our wingsand to safely deliver all of us to our destination.But of course, that divine protectionis the icing on an already well-baked cake.I think...

12.18.10: Choosing To Notice Merry Moments

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!It’s been such a crazy-busy few weeks, I was a little worried I might never get into the holiday spiritBut, finally, this weekend has provided plenty of opportunities to be merry and bright!A few of the...

10.08.10: Choosing To Do a Little Show & Tell

I’ve got a basket full of goodies to share with you today – just random sweetness. And why not; it’s Friday!First, it’s the last day of this week’s Happy HeART Giveaway (enter by midnight central) but I also want to make sure you...