Monday Magpie Muse

For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad. ~ Edwin Way Teale ~ Why Monday Muse? We have a massive magnetic chalkboard (see that affliction here) wall in our kitchen that serves as a weather/meteorology station as well as, more importantly,…

>Intensely Arkansas: Autumn Rituals

Defining Mission, Vision & Values

Sometimes, we get so darn busy just existing and doing that it’s hard to slow down and record it all.  This same irony accosts authors in the form of writer’s block, parents who wish they were better at keeping journals and scrapbooks, bloggers in need of inspiration and… yes, even those in the field of…

Blogs, coffee & the hitchin’

I mentioned this over at The Food Adventuress, but: my only sister is getting married this Saturday! Jo & Geoff’s Wedding This means lots of fun and lots of chaos (such as all those signs I need to paint today and a houseful of guests arriving tomorrow and the looming disaster of Ainsley as flower…

>Our Family Nature Alphabet

Jaden’s Doll Mall: Open for Business!

Paula & Terry Ryan are officially in business with the opening of Jaden’s Doll Mall! It was a treat to help them set up their website, e-commerce, Etsy shop, blog, e-newsletters and social media presence.  Watch for them at events this fall such as the Arts Center of the Ozarks American Girl Fashion Show and…

Monday Magpie Muse

By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer. ~ Helen Hunt Jackson (1831 – 1885) ~ Why Monday Muse? We have a massive magnetic chalkboard (see that affliction here) wall in our kitchen that serves as a weather/meteorology station as well as, more importantly,…