I Want to Say Something 🙋🏼‍♀️

I Want to Say Something 🙋🏼‍♀️

I woke up this morning late. The sleep medication that I’ve been taking the last 3 weeks–which was for the first 2.5 weeks utterly transformative and miraculous feeling by allowing me to sleep again–hasn’t been working as well. This has left me feeling anxious, almost…

Finding my passion…and a good slice of sourdough

Finding my passion…and a good slice of sourdough

I came home today from meeting Sarah at a park in Salt Lake for lunch—a park that, not too many months ago, I was running laps around with her, burning calories instead of consuming them. Today I was just sitting in a comfy beach chair…

A Garden Tour and The Iridescence of Birds

A Garden Tour and The Iridescence of Birds

I was looking out into our backyard this week and loved gazing on the tulips blooming there. It is a corner of our yard that is a delight each spring! I love flowers in bloom! I was doing a little research online today before I…

An Eternal Mother

An Eternal Mother

My mother saw this print hanging in the home of a friend and invited me to come see it. It is called “An Eternal Mother” by Ardith Nadine Oddous (1927-2002) . I don’t know much about it, but I love it and wanted to post…

Books on Parade

Books on Parade

Why do I put children’s books on display when I no longer have young children in my home? In 2 words: to inspire. First of all, we all love children’s books in our family. Having been raised on reading, our family enjoys children’s books still.…

April, in bloom

April, in bloom

This year’s flower garden has been a great source of joy. I have gone out every day to see which flowers have bloomed. The power of sunshine and rain, good soil and patience all manifest themselves in this gorgeous spring display. Many thanks go to…

March 2020 Books

March 2020 Books

I didn’t get to post as much as I had hoped in March: the coronavirus happened and my schedule shifted. But these are the books that I enjoyed and would recommend and will have to post about another day*: This is Ireland by M. Sasek…

Baking Wednesdays

Baking Wednesdays

After general conference, I had an “ah ha” moment: the thing that really matters most to me is being a homemaker. During the coronavirus, I have truly loved having my children around. I have loved preparing fun dinners and being available to help them with…

Chocolate Chip Cookie surprise

Chocolate Chip Cookie surprise

Last night I was making dinner when I got a text from my daughter saying she had left a surprise for me in the cookie jar. So I opened it, and voilĂ ! There was a jar full of perfectly soft cookies–our favorite recipe, which I…

Nory Ryan’s Song

Nory Ryan’s Song

Today was a perfect day for me to read this book again. Home with the flu–or some other energy-sapping, fever-inducing bug, I stayed snug in my bed with this beautiful story to brighten my day and help me feel more grateful for every bite of…