Sugar and Spice

My mom knew me better than I’ll ever know. Today is my first birthday without my mom calling and singing to me. I’ll admit I didn’t realize that this was hard until last month when I called my sister for her birthday. I started to sing happy birthday and then I couldn’t. I got out…

My Mother’s Gift

My mom made the most adorable clothes for my sister and I when we were very young. She filled our home and our lives with creativity. I remember as a little girl trips to the fabric store were a feast for the imagination. I would look at pattern books and dream about wearing long gowns…

My Skirt Story

I’ve had a love/hate relationship with clothes shopping for as long as I can remember. Most of the time I was secretly traumatized and itching to be anywhere but near a department store. While also drooling over the colors and fabrics and wanting to dress so the outside looked more like who I knew I…

One Year, Many Changes

My husband and I are currently living in the first house we have ever owned. For six years we rented a house that was a great first home for us, but in 2015 we decided to move closer to family and look for a home to buy and make truly ours. One of the many…