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August 2011

It happens every year: As I desperately appreciate these last summer days, knowing the snow will begin to fly all too soon, I eagerly count down the days until school starts again, when regular routines restore order to time and space in my house. Happy weekend. Share your love list with me here or on twitter. I want to learn what you're grateful for! Read more →


Share: "Friday Five" Love List

This week, the feel of fall is in the air. Our weather is less humid and downright chilly at night. The girls are antsy to tackle school shopping. I've even spied some sumac sporting bright red leaves. Even though I'm not ready for summer to end, I always enjoy the new starts that happen each fall. Happy Friday. Share your love list with me here or on twitter. I'd love to learn what you're grateful for. Read more →


Explore: What Would You Bottle Up if You Could?

Around the same time I started L+E+S, my 8-year-old and I were in the car on an errand. On that sunny spring day, the windows were wide open as we drove, and Allison wistfully commented, "I wish I could grab air." Having so recently started blogging, I was hyper aware of our interaction and recognized her wish as the golden moment it was. "What would it feel like?" I asked. "I don’t know," she responded. "What would you do with it?" I probed. Her matter-of-fact answer came quickly, "Put it in a jar. Or a bouncy house." ... What would YOU put in a jar? Read more →


Share: Monday Music

Before I find myself asking where summer has gone, I want to share a few of my favorite summer 2011 songs from groups as far away as Australia and as near as here in the Twin Cities. What songs are on your summer 2011 soundtrack? Read more →