over the past year, many people started to take a closer look at their homes, their families + their lives. one day a few months into the pandemic, ryan was working from home + outside walking around while talking. as i watched, i started to imagine a place for him to sit. when we bought […]
The way our two littles love books, setting up a loosely themed reading center is a no brainer every month, plus, it doubles as seasonal decor. Once the book nook is decked out, stocked with our favorite titles + a few new ones too, the house is basically decorated.
last year my sweet crew surprised me with a bike ride along the beltline. It was a beautiful day spent in the sun + we enjoyed all the stops along the way from krog to ponce to piedmont park + back again for pinwheels + popsicles it was full of fun + treats. …it was […]
There is not much else that makes me feel so “at home” as the comfort a little lamp can provide.
Despite chilly winter weather, we have found porch time in these last three months. . . right here beside the family room fireplace! This spot may not offer a full retreat from the distractions of the household chores as our time spent on the porch, but when a moment is needed to unwind or refocus, […]
When I decided on a name for this blog, it just made sense to me to pair these two things I love, porches + pillowfights, to capture the nature of what I planned to ponder + share here. Articulating just why I love these two is kind of the purpose of my little corner on […]
The light filters beautifully through the Georgia pines this time of year. I find a kind of magic in the Autumn sun’s dreamy ability to add the most cozy appeal to just about anything it shines on.
So the B E S T part of all this?! It’s finally feeling like F A L L here in Atlanta — so we are out on the porch this evening taking in the game that brought us together + loving every crisp second of it.
Target Drive Up is there another more perfect accommodation by a store than this?! When I first saw it as an option, I thought my eyes were deceiving me. I have used it on many occasions because toddler meltdowns are real. Since I can’t grow any additional arms anytime soon, this is such a wonderful […]
Temps while I write are still fighting the inevitable drop here in North Georgia, but a couple weekends back, we decided the time had come to start decorating for Halloween despite unseasonably high temps + humidity. Yes- Halloween is just one day of the other 365, but for me it is + always has been […]
“All the names I know from nurse:
Gardener’s garters, Shepherd’s purse,
Bachelor’s buttons, Lady’s smock,
And the Lady Hollyhock.”
As with many things of a bygone era, there is a kind of unspoken magic about something that at one time was so admired + commonplace, but now taken for granted or overlooked.
It’s [almost] planting season in North Georgia. We’ve been working on building up our perennial border garden in the front yard + after what felt like months of struggling to find inspiration + a general plan, I have hit a geyser of creativity just in the past week!
Despite not knowing much about gardening nor what had transpired in this particular landscape before us, we decided to start small
This morning started like so many in our house–looking out the kitchen window at our pet family of deer.
Do you find it poetic the way life is for some — first experiencing all the little joys, sorrows + hard to understand things for the first time as a child, ironically then getting to see the same things in the face of our own children?