A Pinteresting Year

After resolutely avoiding trendy newfangled things like Facebook for years, I finally plunged (after being repeatedly chastised by my far trendier sister) and plunged hard, quickly accosting my employer nearly five years ago to hop on the social media bandwagon. Since then, I’ve learned my lesson. If I was an early advocate of those newfangled…

Portrait

I’m sitting next to the eight year old on the couch. Her toes are tucked up under me, because it is December and she is wearing a wisp of a summer gown that is about two seasons too small. She has been working on a drawing of me most of the day, and I don’t…

Wassail, wassail all over the town!

Another new post on Arkansas Women Bloggers today re: incorporating wassail into your holiday traditions! Let me know what you think: read it here. If you have a chance, check out my cousin Kimberly’s great post about the history of frankincense (well worth the read) as well as the post from earlier this week on…

Handmade Holiday

In late 2010, I made one of my typically insane, random phone calls to the gals of Arkansas Women Bloggers: Fawn, Julie and Stephanie.  They welcomed me with open arms and I’m now fortunate to have joined them as one of four founding editors of the site.  Since then, we’ve hosted the first AWB Unplugged…

Green Tactics and a Blue Avocado

When the cool-as-cucumbers mamasitas over at nwaMotherlode allowed me the opportunity to contribute a regular green column, I was chomping at the bit… mostly because I knew their devoted following of northwest Arkansas moms are a lot like me.  You know: full of exceptional intentions, determined to be the best mom on the block, and…