Lunchbox

When I was a child my mother gave me one of the few meals she knew how to cook in my lunch box: black beans and rice. The thing is, black beans look a lot like rabbit poop and apparently there were enough people in my 4th grade class with rabbits as pets who recognized … Continue reading Lunchbox

So Much for Advent

I finally brought out my Advent “wreath” today. I even decided to read parts of the Bible to the girls and discuss what it meant to prepare for Christmas.  I’ll be honest, this isn’t tradition in our home.  I haven’t read from the Bible in years and I’m not sure what prompted me to do … Continue reading So Much for Advent

RISE Festival

The girls and I went to the RISE Festival in the Mojave Desert this weekend.  It was a surreal, emotional and uplifting experience.  The festival’s origins are from Thailand’s Lantern Festival called Loi Krathong. The intent is to set all your problems and worries free. It’s a symbol of new beginnings.  It’s exactly what the … Continue reading RISE Festival

Something’s fishy

We started Halloween costumes over Labor Day weekend.  We kinda dig Halloween big time around here.  As a kid I had no interest in it but I did dream that one day I’d make my children’s costumes.  Now here I am with two young girls and Halloween is a magnificent time of creating, sewing and … Continue reading Something’s fishy