The Daily B

Storytelling and Misadventures

August 20, 2019

chalkboard fridge

If you've followed this blog for a while, you know something always breaks in our house on Labor Day (see here, here and here). This year, sure enough, we received an urgent recall notice regarding our dishwasher. The manufacturer claimed that several units like ours have...

August 20, 2019

wooden peg people DIY

B has been asking for more people to live in her dollhouse, and recently I noticed that our local craft store had all its wooden figures listed 50 percent off. So I decided to try making some little peg people with acrylic paints and scrap...

August 20, 2019

this is what I woke up to at 6 AM

Miles is enjoying the freedom of his toddler bed. He gets up whenever he wants and helps himself to breakfast. Who needs parents?...

August 20, 2019

happiness vs. joy

This, to me, is a picture of joy. Unbridled. Fearless. It's an ordinary day, my college roommate and her daughters sharing a mug of tea. I've been thinking a lot about happiness, what it means, how each of us strives for it in different ways...

August 20, 2019

half marathon music playlist

 (click on the image to view it larger)Did I mention I'm running a half marathon in less than two weeks? Hmmm...

August 20, 2019

DIY layered skirts

I hated dressing up as a kid. Jeans have been my wardrobe staple for as long as I can remember. B, on the other hand, has probably only worn jeans a handful of times in her life. She is actually the one who's helped me...