Category craftiness

Child labor.

I’ve said it before- I hate dealing with clothes. Why does it make me so stressed out, and why do we have so many? Why the hell does my 4-year-old still come down to breakfast in pants and a sweater in flipping JULY? (I mean, I know why. It’s because I never fully switched the […]

Chalk it up.

I believe that there is such a thing as too much chalkboard. It is seriously everywhere nowadays. But I do love me a nice big chalkboard, and when I saw this image on this blog post, I knew it had to happen. (Side note, it’s hard to express how much I love the photographer in […]

A Box of Sand.

One day, many many moons ago, I got the bright idea to build a sandbox. Then I got lazy, and I found one on craigslist for $15, and so we were set for a few years. But then my children just kept growing bigger, and that sandbox did not. So I decided the time had […]

Flutter By.

Not sure if you know it- but there are BIG doings afoot in our backyard. I have a plan that I drew to scale on graph paper and EVERYTHING. It’s wicked serious, yo. And so of course, I also have a Pinterest board full of many many many many (that’s probably almost enough) many many […]

Hummus, Puzzles, and Buttons

It’s just a quiet Monday here at the LaMartina abode. A little snow falling quietly outside, and much relaxing happening within. Not the most exciting day, but it’s been really nice thus far. Bianca has discovered hummus. And she looooooooves it. Almost as much as Violet loves noodles. Which is a lot. Meanwhile, in the […]

She’s crafty.

So it’s Valentine’s Day. I used to really actively dislike today. Never having a boyfriend (because you’re such a huge dork that only your mom sends you carnations in middle school when the student council does that dumb sale. Like we all needed a reminder who the popular kids were. Gosh, Mountview. Why’d you suck […]


Jumping right back in with a real post. No apologies for my absence, it’s been a busy couple months. I’ve got a thousand (actually, probably more than that) pictures to go through and edit and share, but for now let’s just start fresh at Halloween. Fiona has been saying for MONTHS that she wanted to […]