Daily River + more gratitude. Please.


Lets keep this going, no? Love the responses. You all are beautiful!

grace upon grace upon grace (Echoing a lot of you yesterday) / second chances (I don’t deserve them) / work (the joy and stress of being self employed) / a really lazy morning (coffee + long conversations + river walk) / canning party with a dear one tonight (homemade grape jelly anyone?)

*stay inspired loves

Making up. River Love.








driving/splitting/stacking/watching /dreaming/playing/climbing/smiling

Days like today are few and far between but they have the power to carry me for some time. Grateful for all that was accomplished. The beautiful weather the hard work and now the tired boys sitting at my feet listening to Joni Mitchell on vinyl.

*penny for five things you’re grateful for today?

These days. This morning.









*something about mornings lately.

Gracious gift from god that I’ve somehow learned to see the good in them. Mornings have always been the hardest part of my day. Something about waking up alone, not having anyone to say “you got this babe”. Not that anyone has ever said that to me… I just imagine life would be so different if you had support. Someone to run this race with. Fact is life is hard. Being on 24/7 for toddlers is HARD. Amaze but hard. Beautiful but hard.

So here’s to the beauty in these mornings I’ve grown to love. To a life that’s not perfect but a race that’s worth running. For myself for my boys and for my father.


Moments at The River House

Just a little update on life in the new place. It’s coming along nicely and really starting to feel like home to me. So grateful to feel what comes over me when I step into this space… very good things. Blessed.


*my bed is clearly the favorite room

Fall Goodness

Two days left till departure and knowing the weather won’t be the same when I get back I’m trying to soak in every ounce of the fire colored trees and autumn breeze. Campfires, pie/cookie baking and fall festivals!

October. things I’m grateful for

*Bernheim Forest Color Fest

*Homemade pies

*Our front step and that little guy who’s growing up so fast

*Momma Chicken and her babies + the first of our Copper Maran Eggs. Variety is rewarding

*Cooler weather and our dock on the river

*Finished handmade (by me) Christmas quilts started last year. Ready for a colder winter this time.

Old-Fashioned Gingersnaps

3/4 c butter

1 c sugar

1 egg

1/4 molasses

2 c all-purpose flour

2 t baking soda

1/4 t salt

1 t ground cinnamon

1 t ground cloves

1 t ground ginger

add sugar

In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add eg and molasses; beat well. Sift together dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture. Mix well. Chill dough. Roll into 1-1/4-in. balls and dip into sugar. Bake at 375 for about 10 mins. cool on wire rack. 4 dz