Double Shot {coffee themed baby shower for twins}

Party Planning Series Over the next few weeks I will be sharing highlights from parties I've hosted. Why? Because I believe in honoring milestones and making time to weave the golden threads of celebration into our lives. I am no professional party planner and these are not super fancy events. They are at-home get togethers with family and close friends … Continue reading Double Shot {coffee themed baby shower for twins}

Lowering My Standards

My job description could read: Spend all day putting things back where they started. Matchbox cars, pretend food, books. Wash, dry, fold, put back. Repeat. Maintain. Keep needs met, keep everybody alive. Most of the things I do get undone again before the day is through and I rarely feel like I'm making progress. I am not … Continue reading Lowering My Standards

In Good Company

Having guests in our home is a habit. A very natural and very intentional habit. I grew up in a family of social people and "having company" was a way of life. My parents valued and protected time just for our family of five, but they also maintained a culture of hosting and inviting others in. We lived a mile away … Continue reading In Good Company

Think Upon Such Things- part one

Early in my childhood we had a quintessential 70s style wooden plaque on the wall near our kitchen table. It's edges were scalloped and wood burned and it had a couple of painted flowers on it. It said, "God is First, Friends are Second, We are Third." I have no idea what happened to it (probably sold … Continue reading Think Upon Such Things- part one

The Icing on the Cake

I like to celebrate. I like food and decorations and music and treats. I've been known to celebrate because it's sunny, because I'm in a great mood, because I'm in a terrible mood, because it's Wednesday. I get especially carried away with celebrating life's big events. Somewhere in the middle of the night before my … Continue reading The Icing on the Cake