Fall Nesting!

Delicious autumn has arrived in the mountains and the aspens are beginning to shimmer with yellow. The first chill in the air always inspires me to begin what I call Fall Nesting—a house cleaning and tidying up, nearly equal to spring cleaning. I like to settle in for fall and winter in a clean, cozy home…continue reading

Decorating a Mountain Playhouse

It's been in the seventies here this week—unusually warm—so we've been trying to make the most of the beautiful weather before it gets cold. Today I spent two glorious hours decorating our backyard playhouse with my daughters. My one-year-old climbed big rocks (with frightening agility) and tried to eat little rocks, while my four-year-old and I…continue reading

Cardamom Coffee Cake

As the weather cools, I drink more and more hot tea and, occasionally, I like to make something to go with it. I don't know that I've ever made a coffee cake before and I thought I would like to try. I read a couple of different recipes and then decided to piece a few different elements of…continue reading

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