Yearly Archives: 2015

painted window ornament

Holiday Gifting: Ornaments

I have a collection of ornaments that I enjoy displaying every year: Baby’s First Christmas ball (mine), Santa shooting hoops (his), Nacatamales (ours). Some have been gifts from friends, and others have been knick knacks we’ve picked up along our…

porcelain tealight house

Home for Christmas

Two of my nieces slept over on Thanksgiving night, and we spent the day putting up our tree and stocking up on lights. It’s the latest of a series of family sleepovers, involving both of our families. The older of the two,…

Alvor Beach Holiday in The Algarve, Portugal | Honeysuckle Life

How to Beach

Until I talk to someone who hasn’t spent every summer holiday at the beach, I forget that “beaching” is a skill, much like driving or sewing. It takes experience to know how to beach, and to bring just the right…

DIY Abstract Bulletin Board

DIY Abstract Bulletin Board

I love a good old-fashioned bulletin board. There’s something about pinning papers to the board and getting them off my desk that makes me feel a bit more organized, a bit more in control of my agenda. Plus, it’s a…

Spring Gardening Checklist

Spring Gardening Checklist

April may be volatile, but the warmer temperatures and suddenly clear blue skies are welcome respites from winter. By the start of the month, I’m getting a bit itchy to be outside in the garden. On the first sunny day of…

Double Rib Knit Throw

Double Rib Knit Throw

Late last fall, I started knitting again after a two-year break. I don’t know where the urge came from, but suddenly I had to pick up needles and sort through my yarn stash. I had a dozen skeins of yarn…

Goodbye 2014

Goodbye 2014

Can you believe this is the only (shareable) photo of our house during the holiday season? I took time off from sharing projects online this holiday season, and, without that pressure, I was able to create without worrying about the end…

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