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Book to Share: The Raconteur’s Commonplace Book, by Kate Milford

Imagine me, about five or six years ago, up waaayyy past my bedtime to finish Greenglass House by Kate Milford. I shut the book and turn off my light, basking in that -just-finished-an-amazing-book feeling–you know the one. But I can’t fall asleep. So as soon as my baby wakes up to nurse, I take theContinue reading “Book to Share: The Raconteur’s Commonplace Book, by Kate Milford”

Review: Mount Hideaway Mysteries: Breaking and Entering, by Vincent Christopher

As a long-time homeschooling mother (yep, I was one of those people teaching my kids at home before it was cool) and a former homeschool student, I do my best to stay on top of books that represent homeschooled children. And, honestly…? It’s not hard. There are few enough books that have a homeschooled characterContinue reading “Review: Mount Hideaway Mysteries: Breaking and Entering, by Vincent Christopher”


“I’d like to add some beauty to life.”

Anne Shirley Blythe, in Anne’s House of Dreams
by L. M. Montgomery

Anne Shirley Blythe is my hero, my literary mentor, and the inspiration for this site.

Creativity and living with passion contribute endless beauty to the world. This site is about celebrating art and artists of all kinds and the beauty of everyday life lived purposefully.

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