I'm daughter to Lissie, sister to Jess, wife to Brien, mom to Hannah, Lily and Eleanor. I am a stay at home mom to my girls, and my free time is dedicated to gardening (I confess I'm still a novice and look to Lissie and Jess for advice), baking and cooking, and card making. I'm doing my part to make the earth a bit greener, trying hard to avoid processed foods and HFCS, and find the "slow food" movement intriguing and inspiring. I love visits to my local farmers' market, fresh produce, reading, getting out in nature, and spending time with my family.


Catholic, homeschooler, lover of books and great wine and an amateur gardening addict.


I'm Melissa aka "Lissie", mother of Rachael and Jessica, and grandmother to a passel of the sweetest children on the planet. I'm a semi-retired public educator and professor who works from home for a small publisher. I am a lover of all things beautiful ... flowers, the mountains, nature scenes, the innocent faces of children, and my rock and fossil collection, to name a few. I enjoy shopping at the farmers' market for fresh foods and then experimenting with new recipes. Good food and good wine delight me. I love to travel so my suitcase is always packed. Like my daughters, I take pleasure in simple things ... clothes drying on the line, tomatoes so fresh they are still hot from the sun, good books, and interesting movies. I'd like to know everything before I die.

We buy locally produced eggs and they are the real deal. All the eggs are different sizes and slightly different colors. The yolks are so golden and rich. The farm that supplies the eggs to our local grocery store, Stanberry Community Farms, puts a xeroxed note into each egg carton. These change weekly and reflect the season. This week's read: Oh! Happy springtime - Baby lambs and baby calves are appearing on the farm. Here and there the grass shows a tint of green and some early flowers are in bloom. A sure sign of the approaching season...


Ella and I made a sweet little mobile for her bedroom from some simple cardstock flower cutouts (thank you, Amanda), some yarn and a wooden ring. She is so excited to hang it in her room.



Rach said...

I LOVE that verse. :o)

The mobile is pretty wonderful as well. :o)

Jen P said...

what a great idea.

Rick Dostal said...

I have 5 hens. I picked up several dozen egg cartons on Craig's List. I really appreciate the notes in the egg cartons.

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