I live in Missouri with my husband, John, and we are busy raising our three children and a crazy dog in a messy, but welcoming, home. I read a lot and like to make stuff out of yarn and fabric. I love to cook and bake bread. I try to enjoy the simple pleasures of life — picnics on a sunny day, home-cooked meals, walks in the woods, and the many joys of exploring with children. This blog is my way of chronicling these years of my life.