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Welcome!  My name is Lillian and I’m still not entirely sure that I could tell you a concise reason that I started this blog. It changes daily, but includes a whole lot of random most usually related to my kids, stumbling through decorating and renovating our house and learning about gardening, food and photography.

I  try to take pictures of the pretty things around me and leave out the messes most of the time for your sake – not to portray any sort of idealistic life I’m not living, but to save you from the chaos.


My husband, my favorite guy in the world, John:

Our two little ones , Mia is 5 and Nick is 3:

I also love:




A good deal

Vintage finds

Our local Salvation Army

Old houses with tons of character

Diet Pepsi

The times of the year between seasons when the weather is mild

Anything in the perfect shade of pale aqua

Dave Matthews Band

Toast with jam


Any food that might be described as rustic


The sound of rain falling


Pretty lipstick

Good hair days

A hot cup of tea with milk and honey

Lists for anything and everything

Taking a really long time on a project

Being outside

The quiet during a snowstorm

My kids in outfits they’ve picked


Fine-tip pens

Watercolor paintings

16 Comments leave one →
  1. August 1, 2011 10:11 am

    Love your list!

    You might enjoy this one…from a recent retreat…

  2. August 1, 2011 3:59 pm

    Love it – I am just starting a blog – check me out at

  3. August 1, 2011 4:12 pm

    It was fun to tiptoe around your blog after finding you on freshly pressed (congrads by the way!). My reasons for starting a blog are random and shifting but anchored by my children and the crazy fun in life. I look forward to checking back with you from time to time.

  4. August 1, 2011 6:16 pm

    Congratulations on freshly pressed. I’ve enjoyed looking around your blog a bit – – I’ll be back!

  5. August 1, 2011 8:23 pm

    Great blog; your family is precious!

  6. August 2, 2011 12:48 am

    Cute family you have there. Congrats on being FP!!! :0)

  7. December 2, 2011 3:23 pm

    Awe, cute kiddos! We share many interests (food, blogs, photography, and family) 🙂 Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  8. December 3, 2011 11:12 am

    I love your blog for its elaborate simplicity and honesty and how it revolves around your family. It’s like a sip of warm peppermint hot cocoa that warms me up inside. You have such a wonderful family.

    So glad to be following you. 🙂

  9. December 3, 2011 12:42 pm

    I’m enjoying your blog. I think my blog purpose changes daily, too.

  10. December 4, 2011 12:47 am

    I enjoyed your blog very much. Ever since I started my own blog, I find mine changing from my original idea and I just go with the flow because life is just that way. I’ll be back soon 🙂

  11. December 4, 2011 7:12 am

    Hi nice to meet you! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed! I passed on your things to do with kids during December to all my friends with kids. My “kid” is 20! Nice blog. 🙂

  12. December 5, 2011 3:16 pm

    just found you through Design Mom– fabulous ideas and blog!


  13. December 6, 2011 8:37 am

    I love your blog, your photos are brilliant 🙂

  14. December 7, 2011 7:45 am

    Found you through freshly pressed and have been inspired, like you I have a love of rustic food which I use to share and I also like to ramble on about my kids and being a dad and anything else that comes up in daily life through

  15. October 26, 2012 12:03 pm

    Time to update this. Your photos show that the kids are much older now! 😉 I just realized from one of these comments, that you and I got Freshly Pressed the same week. I was Aug. 5, 2011. Coolio! I found you all on my own, and have been a fan ever since.

  16. Anet permalink
    July 10, 2014 4:51 pm

    I love the spoon idea. Great for gifts. I will search your other items also. Love it. Thanks

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