Opposite Worlds


Apparently, I’ve been ruining shirt collars because of one little mistake.

Hopefully the rest of you have been smarter laundry-doers than me, but just in case you haven’t…. For the last few years, I’ve noticed that Mr. FG’s work shirt collars have been wearing like so: The problem wasn’t on the edge of the collar like you’d expect ....more

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Every now and then, I end up with a bunch of small things to share with you....more

I know this is a little bit ridiculous.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a picture and just a few words. One day a few years ago, when we had our old wood flooring, I got up from the table, stepped on the laptop charger, and slipped across the floor, dragging the adapter as I went. I was fine, but the adapter (with my weight on it) etched permanent parallel skid marks into the wood ....more

Summer Bucket List, 2015 Edition

Though it might not officially be summer according to the calendar, it FEELS like summer here at my house....more

PJs + a book + the sofa

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a picture and just a few words. That’s a recipe for a good summer morning, I’d say ....more

4 Beginner Bread Recipes (plus thoughts on bulk beef and chest freezers)

Every other Monday (or so!), I answer reader questions....more

I wasted some food. I saved some food. Also, leeks are dirty. Really dirty.

So. Life was a little bit less crazy at my house this week and I AM SO GRATIFIED. (Pardon the caps yelling there.) I’ve even had some days where I got to stay home for a large portion of the day, which makes this homebody a happy camper ....more

A last round of somersaults

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a picture and just a few words. Though our kids were all in favor of getting wood floors instead of carpet, the girls saw one small downside: no more cushy hallway for long somersaulting runs. So, before the floors went in last week, Sonia and Zoe both took one last somersault trip out of the living room, down the hall, and back ....more

A little thankful list

Every Thanksgiving, I make a 50-item list of things I’m thankful for, but every now and then, I also write down a random, small list of things I’m currently thankful for....more