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ten on ten | july 2015

This month we've been discarding and rearranging much of the old to make room for the new.

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escape to chincoteague

My husband and I recently packed weekender bags and drove to Chincoteague, an island off the coast of Virginia, for a little getaway. I thought I'd return from Chincoteague wistful for a foal, but in addition I returned eager for an egret.

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“tell me your excuse, again?” | the mounting pressure for pregnant women to perform

After this year's Boston Marathon, a picture circulated on Twitter of a woman who completed the race while 34 weeks pregnant.

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ten on ten | mother’s day edition

Four months have elapsed since I last participated in the Ten on Ten photography challenge, and during those months a new life has been growing.

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ten on ten | january 2015

“We are allowed to do that, are we not . . . ? To invent our own endings and choose joy over sorrow?” (Eowyn Ivey).

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tied up with string

Over the holidays I participated in an online Christmas exchange for the first time, and in the process learned a little about two fellow bloggers.

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ballet on a box

Although I don’t always handcraft gifts for loved ones, I enjoy it. This Christmas I painted a jewelry box for a niece enamored with ballet.

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in pursuit of whole dried oranges

I happened upon a basket of dried oranges while visiting Williamsburg over Thanksgiving, and have since spent hours trying to replicate these delightful fruits for inclusion in Christmas decor.

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december | ten on ten

Festive glimpses of my day.

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postcards from italy: waking up in venice

The morning of my birthday, I awoke in Venice. Our plane touched down as early morning sun reflected off sinewy mudflats and fog enfolded the city and its steeples.

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