Today was the day! Serena opened her Farm Chicks store over in Browne’s Addition and I was there to check out the general splendor.  I loved the general feeling and decor of the space, but hope that they bring more products into the store.  It looks like they’ll be carrying some of the Emersonmade product […]


Jul 28, 2010

Sometimes it’s hard to remember that we’ve only been in our new house for a few weeks. I find myself thinking “where the heck is everything/why isn’t everything put away/why are there still boxes!?!” like the house it supposed to be in its perfect state already. And since I’ve been spending most of my time […]

An Assignment

Jul 26, 2010


Always Sing

Jul 26, 2010

sing your life sing your lifewalk right up to the microphoneand nameall the things you loveand all the things that you loathe oh, sing your life oh, sing your life morrissey

I had my first canning my lesson with Alisa yesterday, and it was wonderful! A few pounds of apricots, a couple flats of red raspberries, and the always cheery and domestically inclined Alisa meant for a fun morning of canning and conversation. I also got a garden tour – man, this girl is amazing! – […]

Free Day Fun

Jul 23, 2010

Today Numi spent the day at the vet getting checked-up and acclimated to his Elizabethan collar, which meant that Matthew and I had a puppy-free day – the first one since arriving in Spokane! Here’s a little guided tour through our new town:  We parked across the river and took our time strolling the suspension […]

Spokane Update

Jul 22, 2010

Greetings from Spokane! Yes we’ve been here a couple weeks now, but I just now feel like we’re surfacing from the piles of boxes and grime and dog antibiotics. On Numi… The poor little guy had to have another surgery – now his scar is seriously badass. Most of the time he’s doped up on […]

Okay folks, we made it to Spokane. Still without internet access in our new house, here I am at Starbucks at 6 a.m., sipping my coffee and trying to think of a way to sum up all the craziness that is moving. All I can say is that it has been an adventure for sure…. […]

It’s Time…

Jul 6, 2010

1 moving truck Countless boxes 3 marriage-testing emotional breakdowns 1 life-threatening-wall-o-stuff tidal wave  Endless glasses of iced tea to combat the scorching heat Swimming breaks at Martinhaven Numi’s last playdate with neighbor Hardy Celebrating the 4th of July  Stress-reducing rounds of Mario Cart with Ryan Family dinners 8 feet by 8 feet by 9 feet […]


Jul 5, 2010

Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.   -Roald Dahl