Christmas x 1

Why Christmas is so important to me: It's about the sugar. Being up to your elbows in powdered sugar, icing, cookies, fudge, and sticky buns. It's about the people. Being up to your elbows in…


Gratitude

Today I'm grateful for Indy pup and her constant ability to love me. House projects that are almost done.  And endless opportunities that lay ahead. -Tomato.


Power tools

Over break I got to play with power tools. I was too tired of wearing pants and dressing up everyday. So I did my house project in my pajamas. Still. It's coming along. -Tomato


Dog

Sometimes it's nice to know that you have a dog on your side. In it together. Trying to get all the bones and snuggles one tiny life can hold. - Tomato


Inspiration

This is my grandma-in-law's wedding blanket. It's beautiful. It's loved and warn and warm. It's colorful. It's an heirloom. I learned the story behind it this summer. I learned a little bit about…


Gratitude

Today I'm grateful for a dog that is big enough to snuggle and squeeze. I'm grateful for the amount of laughter he has brought to my life. I'm grateful for a partner who can laugh during house…


Throwback Thursday

Last week was homecoming. We had a throwback Thursday theme. I wore this letter sweater from high school. Some people asked if it was from the 50s. Some people joked Indiana is still living in the…


House Project

We started a house project. What some people might call a remodel we are calling a house project.    That'd be some nice hardwood floor under the crappy tile job. We're going to try to refinish…


Garlic

This is half of our garlic harvest. It's impressive. I think we'll make it through the year with this. I'm not warding off vampires. I'm just in love with the roasted beautiful taste of garlic. -…


Before and After

    Before   After. -Tomato


Yoga at Work

  I'm a teacher. My name has this tone when you drag out the "i". It sounds like a hopeless kitten. My students nailed it. If you drag out the "i" in my name I'll probably move you to the top…


A Swimming Dog

I grew up my whole life a sneeze away from water. I swam when it was too hot to move. I swam when it was too dark to see your hand in front of your face. I always. Always. Always. wanted a dog who…


Sewing

  I've been meaning to do some more sewing lately. I joke with my students that I'd love to talk to their grandparents about quilting. It's not a joke. Let's talk blankets that say, "I love…