listening to

Us + Our Daughters on repeat because it is heartbreaking and beautiful and good.

the birds in the trees

the wind + her stories in the leaves and wind chimes

rain on a tin roof


the bathroom

a “new”  headboard made of barn boards


a healthy organized snack and meal plan

fun crafts and activities for the kids

for my new adventure in home daycare


our new flemish giant bunny named Sugarfoot

{you can’t very well have a home daycare called ‘Dancing Rabbit Daycare’ without the dancing rabbit}

Poppy’s latest mama-made haircut

the young blossoms and leaves filling out the landscape


a rustic garden fence and gate

a nice big composter

our harvest table


perhaps i will rearrange the bedroom again

i will start painting the kitchen soon


my kids are growing up too quickly

i only have time for doing things or writing things {the yearly ebb+flow of the blog i suppose}


renewed, hopeful and a tad creatively enlivened

 go gently + be wonderful


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  1. Posted May 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm by Ana | Permalink

    Love the new bunny!

    • Posted May 9, 2012 at 5:09 pm by erin | Permalink

      I am quite taken with him too :)

  2. Posted May 9, 2012 at 4:23 pm by Jules | Permalink

    Love living posts! So concise and full at the same time.

    That bunny is precious and I am really digging that band, so thank you for the tip.

    XOXO, Jules

  3. Posted May 9, 2012 at 4:28 pm by sarah | Permalink

    such lovely days :-) and such a cute rabbit! although he does seem to have a very determined look in his eyes 😉

    • Posted May 9, 2012 at 5:08 pm by erin | Permalink

      Ha! Yes, he is rather determined to snuggle and be out of his cage 😉

  4. Posted May 9, 2012 at 4:57 pm by Lise | Permalink

    Good luck with the start of your child care! I moved home from teaching preschool 6 years ago, and was surprised at how much I prefer a home-based program.

    • Posted May 9, 2012 at 5:07 pm by erin | Permalink

      Glad to hear that!
      Thanks so much :)

  5. Posted May 9, 2012 at 6:03 pm by rebecca | Permalink

    such a cute bunny! And thanks for the link to the song – I’ll revisit that one often. :)

    • Posted May 10, 2012 at 11:45 am by erin | Permalink

      My favourite is upside down umbrella, but they are all good.
      Glad you like it :)

  6. Posted May 9, 2012 at 6:41 pm by Teresa C | Permalink

    Good luck on your new chalenge! I’m pretty sure it will be a great experience for both you, your kids, and the children you will welcome. A great canal for your creativity!

    • Posted May 10, 2012 at 11:44 am by erin | Permalink

      Thanks so much! I am hoping it will be great :)

  7. Posted May 9, 2012 at 6:54 pm by Brittany | Permalink

    always good to read your snippets. do so enjoy dropping by. :)

    • Posted May 10, 2012 at 11:44 am by erin | Permalink

      I like having you here 😉

  8. Posted May 9, 2012 at 7:00 pm by J | Permalink

    I just discovered Us & our Daughters last night…
    and then read this post this eve……
    I like when things are timed so well.

  9. Posted May 9, 2012 at 7:39 pm by Misty Pratt | Permalink

    Looking forward to hearing about the daycare! I was considering it myself after my second is born, but not sure if I have what it takes :)

    • Posted May 10, 2012 at 11:42 am by erin | Permalink

      I think it will give me the focus and organization I sometimes lack…I think it will be good :)

  10. Posted May 9, 2012 at 10:45 pm by crystal | Permalink

    Kudos on the cute daycare name. Love it! Wish I lived closer so i could send my kids to the Dancing Rabbit Daycare! :)

    • Posted May 10, 2012 at 11:41 am by erin | Permalink

      Thanks for the vote of confidence!
      And yes, I am quite in love with the name too :)

  11. Posted May 11, 2012 at 12:32 pm by Sherrie | Permalink

    The bunny is adorable, and the headboard is fantastic! I’m interested to learn more about the daycare, too!

    • Posted May 11, 2012 at 2:22 pm by erin | Permalink

      I will write more next week as I haven’t started yet.
      Wish me luck 😉

  12. Posted May 11, 2012 at 1:12 pm by Sarah B | Permalink

    Love your sweet bunny! I so wish I could convince my hubby that we need one :o)

    • Posted May 11, 2012 at 2:21 pm by erin | Permalink

      I had to do some convincing too, but he loves him too…
      good luck :)

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