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dpp ’11: Messy & Busy

by flowers on December 7, 2011 · 10 comments

boy playing at a messy desk

like this photo, but I didn’t want to post it. I like it because it reflects a very real part of our everyday: messy and busy. If you look closely you’ll find Christmas in the photo, but you’ll also find Stone’s old He-man figures from when he was a kid and half-full can of unflavored [...]


Post image for Peace Begins With Me: A Mother’s Hope for Peace

I offer this hope for peace in remembrance of 9/11. May we never loose our hope for a more peaceful world and may our children know how to create peace in their world. Originally posted in August 2009. “If we are to create lasting peace we must start with the children.” ~Mahatma Gandhi   In [...]


dpp ’10 :: Mariah’s Apartment

by flowers on December 21, 2010 · 7 comments

When we bought our (first) home four years ago we very intentionally chose a house with an income apartment. Our big picture intention was to create a life that would encourage financial stability and some flexibility. We knew that an income apartment would help pay the mortgage as we settled into a new life and [...]


Wrapping Up Fall in One Post

by flowers on December 1, 2010 · 7 comments

We’ve been busy and more importantly, we’ve been happy. One of the reasons we bought this house is because it has this sweet little one bedroom apartment on the first floor. We saw lots of potential good use for this space (more on that later) and this past August, after our long term tenant moved [...]


Expanding Hopes, Horizons, & Home

by flowers on July 12, 2010 · 12 comments

I’m having a baby and some amazing bloggers are here to share their …infinitely learning… moments with us while I nest, birth and babymoon. This post is from Melodie of Breastfeeding Moms Unite! ************************* Life has been hectic lately. We’re getting ready to move, and while I’ve moved before and understand that moving is stressful, [...]


Nesting by Curtains

by flowers on May 12, 2010 · 7 comments

I’ve been working on a post about living in a small house and I wasn’t able to pull it together for today. There is so much I want to say about our experience of living as a family in 750 square feet and I haven’t been able to organize my thoughts succinctly enough to share [...]


In case you forgot this is what our old compost pile looked like: Why it was a problem: 1. It was full. There are six people sharing this one compost bin and we hadn’t done a thing with it since we moved in and exclaimed, “Sweet! There’s already a compost bin.” 2. We weren’t using [...]


Intentions :: 34 Weeks

by flowers on May 2, 2010 · 13 comments

I am feeling so much better this week. Allowing myself to release and deeply feel the intensity of the emotions I had been sweeping under the rug turned out to be a very freeing and healing experience; even though in the midst it felt very scary, sad and depressing. I had a beautiful weekend with [...]


DIY Disclaimer

by flowers on March 8, 2010 · 11 comments

I’ve realized that I talk a lot about our do-it-yourself enthusiasm more than I show any tangible results. Why? Well, I’m a bit self-conscious about our learning curve as homeowners and our self-proclaimed notion of diy sustainability. I read a few super crafty diy home blogs and when our projects get put together it can [...]


Wake Up Inspired

by flowers on March 3, 2010 · 11 comments

As we all know I am not a morning person, but I do put an effort into starting my mornings off right. I had the pleasure of learning (through experiential education of course) that simply putting my shoes on first thing in the morning radically alters my day in productive and feel good ways. This [...]

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