Monthly Archives: July 2012

Home Sweet Home

We caravanned back to Missoula yesterday and had a big ol’ meal in the backyard last night. And then we had to say goodbye to our family, my least favorite part of the last 10 days. Toad seeking Lots of love on the riverMargot directing the family to her special swimming holeBackyard folfMy mom, Queen of Finding the Walking StickMy little brother and his fiancéA good way to get to know my future sister-in-lawCooler bathOne of my favorite nights: My … Continue reading Home Sweet Home →
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from the lake

We are away for a week, with a pile a family (including my little brother and his girl whom he proposed to LAST NIGHT!!!) at a cluster of lakeside cabins. It’s a slow-going, simple kind of place that is completely about people and community. A place where I really notice everything. Every sound is acute, every smell vibrant, every sight brilliant. My favorite kind of getaway. I wrote about the history and connection of this lakeside getaway in my weekly … Continue reading from the lake →
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dig this sponsor: Urban Baby Bonnets

Well a giant, warm welcome back to sponsor Urban Baby Bonnets! I “met” the brain behind UB2 about four years ago when I did a web search for kid bonnets. I wanted something hip, handmade and protective. I found Colette’s shop, bought a bonnet, and the rest, as they say, is history. I so adore when I know or, more commonly, know of the maker of something I choose to purchase. Like when I need sun hats for my kids who … Continue reading dig this sponsor: Urban Baby Bonnets →
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nuggets: summerish. summery.

nuggets: bits of the season in photos and words about the last week So these nuggets are perhaps *more* than the last week. But, they are Summer. And, in Summer, time is different. Summerish. Summery. To me, those words describe deep, perpetual warmth, breezy windows, mountain runs, funky outside toes, funky outside toes, inside homemade mayo malleable earth, spontaneous shared meals, wild, sun-kissed hair mostly naked, storytelling kids, stuck-together skin snuggles rainbow lightening and purple skies, iced, spiked beverages breathless … Continue reading nuggets: summerish. summery. →
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for the love of the river

We are finishing up details around our home. The painting is done! Well, there is always something I want to paint (that bench that will be yellow, the cabinets that will be white, that minty frame around the mirror…). And the furniture is lazily meandering into their places. It’s slow-going because the call of the mountain creek trumps the call of the lined up piles of dressers and boxes in the garage. Right now we occupy the hot Montana summer … Continue reading for the love of the river →
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