I think of this blog as a scrapbook of sorts to share bits of my life as a wife, mother, and homeschooling family. I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I love domesticity, whether I can be found in the kitchen  fermenting, baking bread, and cooking nutritious meals; or creating by knitting, sewing or embroidering.



Thirty-eight years I have lived with this man, my treasure. I love doing life with him.


Witt and his wife, Claire. They were wed on May 29, 2010 and I call them my most favorite couple. We are fortunate to have them living nearby. Witt and his father are backyard beekeepers.

Alan lives in Taiwan where he teaches English in a private school. He has been coming and going for these past three years.

My mother said, "You must have a daughter". Twenty-one years ago Rose entered our life. She was wed on a crisp, cold day in January 2015 and left amidst an umbrella of long stemmed sparklers.
 Ivy Elizabeth was born on March 10, the exact day my mother gave birth to her first child sixty-one years ago. Rose is presently living in Quantico, studying to be a phlebotomist.

Charlotte, age thirteen, loves to dance. We homeschool with a mixture of classical and Charlotte Mason materials. I love to hear her play the piano and the violin. She brings life to our middle-aged years.

wednesday granola

A Wednesday morn in May appears to be a very good day to begin a binge of healthy eating once again.  This granola is super easy to make...