In Which We Dwell

We moved into our new house last week. After two weeks of scraping vinyl off floors, peeling wall paper, painting, packing and cleaning we are home, though not completely settled. We have years of projects ahead. The house will keep us occupied with projects to […]

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Calm, Clean, and Just Right

I will never have a perfectly decorated home. I will (and do) have a home that feels right, that is put together with things that I enjoy. This includes a lot of color, handmade things, artwork and pictures of people that I love. I like […]

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Home Sweet

When it comes to the comforts of home, like with so many other pleasures in life, it is the little things. Maybe a delicious homemade pizza for dinner, maybe a new shower curtain, a new catchy song, sharp knives in the kitchen, or a good […]

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Coziness

I had time this week to do some fall cleaning. Unlike spring cleaning, which is all about opening things up to let in new air and light, fall cleaning is about making a space to settle into. I organized our closets and made some needed […]

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Spring Cleaning Continued

When it comes to the nitty gritty part of cleaning, removing dust, scrubbing sinks and stoves, I like to keep it simple. My home is part of my every day environment and I don’t want harmful chemicals in it any more than I want them […]

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Spring Cleaning

Although April has arrived, we are still in the awkward transition between winter and spring, sometimes called mud season. We’ve had just a few days full of sunshine that have been warm enough to step outside without a jacket on. While waiting for more weather […]

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Reusable Fabric Bag Tutorial

After my discussion about wasting less and enjoying more, I wanted to bring you a way to make basic reusable bags. I make these simple cotton bags for filling with grains, beans, nuts and seeds from the bulk bins at the store where I shop. […]

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Waste Less, Enjoy More.

As part of my interest in vibrantly green living, I want to talk about some of the small things that I think can make a difference. I often feel that I don’t know how to make the world a better place on a grand scale, […]

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Portland, Maine

I’ve been wanting to write this post for a long time.  At first, the idea was to show those of you who live far away, or have never been here, the wonderful city of Portland, Maine.  I have lived here for the past five years […]

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Our Handiwork

For the past few months, Ray and I have been busily working on projects.   I have collected a variety of cotton printed fabric which I have been doing nothing creative or unique with, simply folding and sewing square after square into cloth napkins.  Ray […]

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