Thanks for stopping at our little blog! I’m Louise, and I’m currently in the “taxi” season of child raising, spending lots of time in my car but still loving the teenage years more than the toddler years. I love running, hiking, reading, good coffee (with good friends) and good salsa. I love northern Michigan in the summertime. In addition to time spent with my husband and three children, I also work in fundraising for a women and children’s center.
What I Love Right Now!
Stitch Fix – If you haven’t discovered this personal styling service in a box, it’s so fun. You sign up online for a personal stylist to select 5 items for you (clothing, bags, shoes, jewelry) and you can schedule a “fix” as often as you want. The clothes are cute and fun and different, and mine fit so well! I love it.
School is about to start again, and I’m trying my best to wring some “summer” out of these last August days before we step onto the treadmill of school routines, evening sports and nonstop activity. But the last week or so has been very un-summery....read more
Summer! A time when our family schedule moves a little slower, and I can work on projects that get lost during the rush of the school year, when my schedule is totally dictated by kids’ sports and dance and school commitments. You might remember, I quit the New...read more
We love spending time at our favorite lake in the summer. I love watching the water in all its moods – but when it’s calm and still like glass, nothing beats taking the canoe and spending some peaceful moments paddling along the shore. My son...read more
I am what I’d call a recovering perfectionist. Sometimes I fall off the wagon, but in general I am so much better than I used to be! I used to see things very neatly – black or white, right or wrong – and I was pretty stingy with grace. But years...read more
New Year’s Resolutions are so UGH. Mine are always broken or forgotten or just plain unrealistic and tossed before January is halfway through. But I do like having goals, and vision, and something to work toward. Something that guides my actions around...read more
Christmas is full of family traditions, right? What we do, what we eat, who we give gifts to, when we unwrap those gifts, etc., etc. In our family, one of the best traditions is making cream candy. My great-grandfather borrowed this recipe from a friend more than...read more