Coming Soon: The Rail, A Pizza Company

If you care at all about historic downtown Rogers (and of course, you do), you’re barely able to contain your enthusiasm about the opening of The Rail, A Pizza Company! Proprietors David Davis and Shane Zimmerman are currently in the middle of construction progress on the building at 218 South First Street in historic downtown…

Do you have an opinion?

>   With election day approaching, this seems like a good time to mount my voting soapbox.  First, a disclaimer: I honestly don’t care how you vote, but I do care whether you vote. I find folks are frequently willing to engage in political banter about who is and isn’t doing what at the local,…

September 26… and still holding!

This child is certainly taking her sweet time!  Granted, our due date was set for September 25 – October 1, but all signs pointed to a more timely arrival. It’s a good reminder that not only do all things happen in their own due time (something I need constant reminders of – apparently the world…

September 26… and still holding!

This child is certainly taking her sweet time!  Granted, our due date was set for September 25 – October 1, but all signs pointed to a more timely arrival. It’s a good reminder that not only do all things happen in their own due time (something I need constant reminders of – apparently the world…

Clicking the Undo Button in Life

>Just a quick observation upon seeing the following photo on the Bneato blog: I have actually become so used to using the Ctrl+Z command to undo what I just typed, that I have fleeting thoughts about using the Undo button on an almost daily basis… in life. – As I pour orange juice instead of…

Last Touches

We finally completed the last canvas for Ainsley’s room.  I think Fred liked this one most of all – we used a couple of 2010 pennies for the dragonfly’s eyes.  It’s been fun to do something different for the nursery and have most of the pieces on the wall have more of a personal, handmade…

Last Touches

We finally completed the last canvas for Ainsley’s room.  I think Fred liked this one most of all – we used a couple of 2010 pennies for the dragonfly’s eyes.  It’s been fun to do something different for the nursery and have most of the pieces on the wall have more of a personal, handmade…

Kids, Collecting & Journals

> One of my new favorite websites and blog collections is Simple Living Media.  Their five sites/blogs are fantastic – see them at the bottom of their homepage: Simple Kids, Simple Bites, Simple Organic, Simple Home School (full of great tips whether you do or not) and Simple Mom.   I loved this article on…

Confessions from Suburbia

>Ok, suburbia might be a bit melodramatic. However, I’ve come to a realization in this, our seventh year of parenting: Mom definitely had it all figured out.  Don’t worry, I’ve confessed and given her ample opportunity to laugh at me. I’ve just spent an hour in the kitchen on a Sunday evening, and dinner did…

Meander downtown for Twilight Walk!

It’s hard to believe this long, hot summer is wrapping up and we’re transitioning to cooler fall days, rain and trees beginning to change. Take one last opportunity to bid adieu to summer and see your downtown neighbors at the last Third Friday Twilight Walk in historic downtown Rogers this Friday, September 17.  Even more…

A Small Stint on the Soapbox re: Blogging

>Thought I would share links to the other blogs I maintain, since often one is getting more attention than the others (for example, our arriving-any-day-baby blog is getting the most action these days): –  Ainsley Belle, our baby blog (will transtion to our family blog at some point) – The Word on Walnut, an ode…

Wagers?

We technically have 16 – 22 (ish) days to go until our due date, although I’m angling for more like five or six.  Any wagers?  Our neighbor was due about a week ago and is still hanging in there.  Heard yesterday about a few folks who went two to three weeks early during a blue…

Wagers?

We technically have 16 – 22 (ish) days to go until our due date, although I’m angling for more like five or six.  Any wagers?  Our neighbor was due about a week ago and is still hanging in there.  Heard yesterday about a few folks who went two to three weeks early during a blue…

The Best of Summer Downtown

Downtown Rogers, Arkansas is a special place… but you knew that, didn’t you? Fourth of July Parade The annual downtown Fourth of July parade epitomizes the spirit of the place, with neighbors, newcomers and visitors alike bedecked in red, white and blue.  It’s one of the truest slices of Americana that seems to still exist…

Telling Sophie

We decided to share the news that Sophie would have a sibling on Valentine’s Day.  We had hoped to take her up to Roaring River State Park in Mark Twain National Forest outside Seligman, Missouri for a cold weather walk and picnic, and to share the news over dinner at the Treetop Restaurant.  Unfortunately, the…

Telling Sophie

We decided to share the news that Sophie would have a sibling on Valentine’s Day.  We had hoped to take her up to Roaring River State Park in Mark Twain National Forest outside Seligman, Missouri for a cold weather walk and picnic, and to share the news over dinner at the Treetop Restaurant.  Unfortunately, the…

The Nursery

I took lots of pictures of baby Sonya’s nursery while visiting Dave & Siobhan Piechowski in Seattle in July, and then we copied them with our own DIY versions! We loved their gorgeous Dwell canvas bird print: So Sophie and I made our own collage version: Last but not least, I snapped a pic of…