Hi.

Welcome to my place.

I write about about being a 40-something mum of five wonderfully exasperating children, attachment parenting, my adventures in the kitchen, and whatever else comes to mind. 

-Melissa.

Nature's Paintbrush In The Urban Jungle [Image Heavy]

Nature's Paintbrush In The Urban Jungle [Image Heavy]

My backyard was long ago nicknamed "The Urban Jungle" by our friends -- possibly because I loathe yard work, so all of my shrubs are ecstatically unkempt, but also because it is so sheltered from the usual city sounds I can fool myself into thinking I'm in the country by closing my eyes. I can't get enough of the colours and textures the garden throws at me. Right now, with my farmhouse roses entering full bloom, there is also a lingering sweetness in the breeze. I'm going to let some of those colours and textures speak for themselves:

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June

June

DIY: "Old Made New" Candle Lantern*

DIY: "Old Made New" Candle Lantern*