August, every year, is a whirlwind. We come back from the lake, pink-nosed and plump from Sherman’s ice cream and donuts from Golden Brown Bakery. It takes us a few days to settle back …Read More →
Okay, it’s ON. Back-to-school time is ON. There are forms and letters and lists and apparently a Singapore math workbook that I thought was optional and I learned yesterday is not.
You can feel it …Read More →
One of my new things (of which there are many these days–I feel sort of adolescent, changing & growing & trying new things faster than I can keep up …Read More →
Hello from home, where I’m halfway through laundry and, let’s be honest, about a quarter of the way through unpacking. Oh, heavens, I know, I know. I was supposed to announce the Michigan …Read More →
The 5 Michigan Awesome Winners:
1. MEGHAN: “My favorite thing about summer is porch parties with great friends; sometimes we read books together, sometimes we sit in rocking chairs drinking birch beer and laughing, other …Read More →
So I had this completely amazing experience last week. A friend of a friend invited me to a retreat in British Columbia. Part of the magic of the experience is jumping into the unknown—literally–so …Read More →
We arrived last …Read More →
A few months ago, a friend of mine recommended that I write a post about how to be a good dinner party guest. Certainly, I spend so much time writing and talking …Read More →
Congratulations to Angie! You won a fancy French Magimix!
Here’s Angie’s comment: “Summer to me is salsa and hummus time! It’s so much better when you can make those yourself since you usually eat the whole …Read More →
Happy Tuesday! Things feel so funny and upside down but all in a good way around here–Henry’s done with kindergarten, my brother’s home from a long season away, Aaron’s traveling like crazy and for …Read More →
I think I said at one point that four years old is the perfect age for a human. And then I think I said it about five year olds. But I really mean it …Read More →
Someone described me recently as “a confident, outgoing mom and a successful writer.” I looked around for who they could possibly be talking about. I can’t even begin to tell you how incredibly far-off that …Read More →
Working from home is wonderful in many ways, but it does means there’s no commute at the end of the day to let the mind unwind, and no external signal to move me from …Read More →
Brittany Stringfellow Otey!
Brittany, send me an email with your mailing address and which piece you’d like us to send you–congrats and love to you! XORead More →
Approximately one second after Bread & Wine released, people started asking me what’s next. Let’s be clear: this is exactly like asking women if they’d like to have more children while they’re still in …Read More →
Oh, I am so excited about this!Read More →
….or maybe breakfast or coffee or your book club or your cooking club or your bible study or your whatever?
This is so fun: all you have to do is send us proof of purchase …Read More →
And the winner (selected by random.org) is….Ruthie Dean! Congratulations!
Ruthie, send me an email by Monday at noon CST, and be sure to include your mailing address, so we can send you your darling …Read More →
If you look back at several of my posts from the fall and just after the new year, you’ll see a theme: no more traveling, too much traveling, I want to stay home all-the-time-from-now-on-forever-and-ever, …Read More →
I love you.
That’s the very first thing I want to say, because I’m feeling so so thankful for this past week and for the incredible kindness …Read More →
(Note: for the month of July, I won’t be doing bookplates, but feel free to send envelopes again in August–thanks! XO, S)
It’s so cold and rainy and dark in Chicago today, but my heart …Read More →
It’s official: it’s release day! We’re popping the champagne at our house! What better day to invite you to a book party?
I know you’re wondering, why are we having a book party at a yoga …Read More →
Happy Wednesday! Thanks so much for all your messages & prayers & comments, & especially for the lovely early reviews so many of you have posted on your blogs. If you’re a blogger who …Read More →
I know I’ve told you all this before, but just to review, this is how it is when your book is about to be released: all of a sudden, the day after Easter, …Read More →