On our holiday weekend

Memorial weekend is hands down my most favorite weekend of the year. I usually take the whole weekend off, which is rare and deliciously decadent, and with the kids home we laze in our PJs and drink coffee on the porch and talk and talk and play and plan and do stuff...

It’s not easy being green.

Several of my Christian and/or Lutheran friends have made comments about the focus of my new business, as in, “why would you want to launch a ‘green’ store? Are you turning into some crazy liberal environmentalist?” The answer, shortly, is no....

Pre-launch days and random observations

I’ve had my head down for weeks now working on putting my store together. It’s a loonnngg and frankly, somewhat boring and mind-numbing process. I have to figure out how a million things work, decide on best practices for how I want the business to look...
First communion

First communion

  Today was confirmation and first communion for the youth of our church. Kate, who has attended a year of catechism instruction, took her first communion today. She wore Gianna’s confirmation dress and looked lovely, if a tiny bit nervous. We snuck in a...
I heart the Avett Brothers

I heart the Avett Brothers

So last night I took four Advil, and Kate and I went up to see the Avett Brothers in Knoxville. Unbeknownst to us, Edie was there with her oldest child, too! We didn’t see her, because there were way too many people, but we had a fabulous time. I didn’t...