I'm a stay at home mom - All around doer of all the things. Homeschooling, Chauffeuring, Cleaning and Cooking. Part time assembler of T-shirt quilts and trying to reclaim my mind, life and home as the children grow and spread their own wings.

A long and crazy week

I am so glad this week is over. It’s been tiring and exhausting. Thursday our pool party was actually cancelled due to weather so that was a nice break from what was otherwise a go, go, go, week.  We tried a new viola teacher on Wednesday and Row really seemed to like her. I hope […]


And chaos reigns

So Saturday after wandering around St. Charles for 5 hours or so, I realized a few things (about myself ) that are fairly new developments – 1 – I hate nicknacks – Really I always have but shopping Saturday reinforced it. 2 – Every shop sells the exact same thing in 100’s of different forms. […]


First week of home school

Even among the pain, hurt, confusion, and uncertainty – school must go on. We started the week with a lighter load than one that will follow in the weeks to come. Out of the house classes start Tuesday -the girls will be gone all day and I will actually have a day free all to […]



Last week on the way home from our barn, my daughter and I stopped in a little shoppe called “something different” – I think- . It’s a cute little shop on the main drag of a small town in illinois. She sells/consigns handmade items and makes her own jewelry to sell.  She and I talked […]


A new binder

I told you that Jaia is super excited about school starting (homeschool) and that she loves all things school supplies – well – yesterday we hit the thrift store for a few things. I’m looking for zippers and bags of vintage fabric. I found nothing, but I scored one of those zippered binders for J. […]