Side Hustle by Chris Guillebeau {Book Review}

Book review time! This review has been a loooong time coming (sorry, world!) since it came out last September. But today's the day! Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days by Chris Guillebeau   Side Hustle walks you through the process of creating an income generating side project. It begins with what makes … Continue reading Side Hustle by Chris Guillebeau {Book Review}

This unseasonable winter {saving my life right now}

So, apparently, it is already the middle of winter. Which is hard to believe for me right now since it is a Springish 45 degrees outside and raining daintily. Some of the trees are already starting to think about getting leaves. I sure hope they don't regret that. My quince bush is already getting leaves … Continue reading This unseasonable winter {saving my life right now}


For quite a few years I have written New Year's lists full of hope and goals. Last year somehow the motivation escaped me and I made the goals as the mood May. and November. but mostly not. I had a reading goal which I surpassed because I overachieve greatly at reading when life is … Continue reading New.

What if? 

  Do you wonder if you could do something? Maybe you should try it. Could you run marathon? Write a book? Bake baklava? Try parkour? Plant a garden? I say no a lot: It's not the right time, I'm busy, It's not for me. With three little kids chatting my ears off and needing all the … Continue reading What if? 

Whole-list-ical (3.20.17)

Lately I've been feeling a touch resentful of life in general and how things never quite resolve. Somehow I'm only newly learning that even though life does tend to 'work out' it usuallydoesn't  happen before the next thing gets confangled and convoluted. There's nearly always something that needs to get fixed before you think life … Continue reading Whole-list-ical (3.20.17)

Happier Walls / Happier Me

So I've been doing a lot of creating that's not verbally driven. It's been a little crazy here and being able to check out of my head focus has been relaxing. And often this means I'm actively making something or arranging things in ways that make me happier. So it's a good mood boost all … Continue reading Happier Walls / Happier Me

Idiosyncratic – Reality of Life and Goals (6)

This might be the kind of 31 days series that happens in 3 months. I'm sorry to say. But I'm also interested in the possibilities of considering the topic for longer. Because sometime no matter how much you want something or how hard you chase it, now just isn't the right time and maybe putting … Continue reading Idiosyncratic – Reality of Life and Goals (6)

The Lifegiving Home by Sally and Sarah Clarkson {book review}

"Home is not merely a dwelling. It's not merely a state of existence. It's a story, a narrative spun out day by day, a story molded by the walls and hours and tasks and feasts with which we fill our time, reflecting the reality of the God whose love animates every aspect of our being." … Continue reading The Lifegiving Home by Sally and Sarah Clarkson {book review}

Adventure {#wholemama}

Sometimes in the middle of my everyday I find myself longing for adventure. You know the type where you fly off and only have yourself to entertain. Then, preferably, you are surrounded by a foreign language and off to explore new places and see beautiful things. That is my favorite type of adventure. However thinking … Continue reading Adventure {#wholemama}

Create Here {#wholemama}

I think we all have an urge to create. Something. Somehow. In some way.  For me, I love to see the ways others have chosen words to tell the story of their hearts and eyes and time. How they sweat out the battle with the blank page until one of them gives in (let's face … Continue reading Create Here {#wholemama}