Sylvi Elsa was born on February 20th. My raven-haired beauty with eyes shaped like a kitty cat and pointed ears like a fairy.
I’m not going to have time to blog for awhile, but I am very active on my personal Instagram @make.it.quirk. Also, I just started a new Instagram account, featuring beautiful vintage children’s books: @thelittlelostlibrary. Thanks for the follow!
Last year I compiled a meditation of poetry, art, and music to help an individual enter into this “irrational season,” my favorite of all: Advent. You can find that here. This year, being great with child myself, I find this … Continue reading →
We are getting so excited for the arrival of our sweet baby girl in February! I decided long ago that we would be integrating some Montessori methods into our home life starting from infancy. As I have been researching ways … Continue reading →
I stumbled upon these beautifully illustrated and charmingly told books by Gladys Conklin at a library book sale. Gladys was a librarian who founded the Hayward Library Bug Club in the 60’s in response to the interest of local children … Continue reading →
I have compiled a meditation of Scripture, music, art, theology, and poetry to use this Holy Week as we remember the death and await the Resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ the Lord. The pictures show my home altar as … Continue reading →
When we are all thinking about placing the Christmas creche in it’s box to be hidden away for another year, the Magi from the East were just arriving!! I encourage you to play this song and with each refrain, pick … Continue reading →
Hello. Please listen to the songs via the links as you read and meditate on the poems and art I have chosen from among my favorites this advent season: “After Annunciation” by Madeleine L’Engle This is the irrational season When … Continue reading →
I went to a Montessori preschool from 2.5 to 5 years old. I remember reading on my own at four and that the directress really didn’t make a big deal out of it; that all I did for awhile was … Continue reading →
I’m back with the exciting news of the purchase of our 1931 fairy-tale Tudor of a house! Dark woodwork, rounded doors, leaded-glass windows, a balcony tucked under the eaves, gold wallpaper rich with pink luscious blossoms in the darkened staircase, … Continue reading →
(Pictures below) I have been going to estate sales since I was 3 days old. My mom birthed me into the world and then took me sale-ing as my first outing which is probably why every aspect of this pastime … Continue reading →