Fall Blog Rewind

Warning: If you’re still hanging onto the last bit of summer by your fingernails, you’re going to want to skip this post. Fall lovers, however, proceed with absolutely no caution. We have the most gorgeous, fall-like temps in KC today. I have all the windows open, I’m wearing a sweatshirt (!) and I’m pretending that […]

Bedroom Updates and Some Links I’m Loving

Hello and I’m sorry to have been gone so long. Several of you have emailed or commented on the Facebook page and were wondering if all was okay. Thank you so much for checking in. How nice to be missed. All is fine. Just a very busy pace since the holidays, including trips to St. […]

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A Year of Creating This Life

Last September I picked up my parents at the airport and, as we were driving, I was updating them on what was new with the family. At some point my mom asked, “So what’s new with you?” and I mentioned that I had started a new blog. “What’s it called?” she asked. “Creating This Life,” I answered. […]

Favorite Quotes about Creating a Life

I don’t consider myself a collector, but I suppose there are some things that I do love having around me. Dishes, for instance, and books. And quotes. I’m always editing my collections of dishes and books, but quotes are another matter. No need to edit there. When you visit the blog, you’ll find a Quotable section in the sidebar […]

Our House Story

This is the story of our house. It’s not the biggest house you’ve ever been in. Or the smallest. It doesn’t sit in an exotic location, but rather the suburbs of Kansas City. But we think it’s a special house, and we knew it was ours at first sight. Maybe second sight. In the Spring […]

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2013 in Review

So this little blog has been chugging along for about four months now. It’s been a total blessing to me. I love putting the things I think about down on paper (or rather on the screen) and taking the pictures to go along with them. I love telling the story of our life through our […]


“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” – Thornton Wilder I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday, full of the things that make you happy and content. I want to take a moment to say thank you, thank you, THANK YOU […]