This blog began as my effort to document the goings-on in my household. I’m the mother of four young children and a professional homemaker, though I’m not the best at it, and when I’m not cleaning, cooking, or wrangling babies, I’m sewing. We’re a big city family who recently moved to a smallish Texas town, where we’re learning how to survive in the South. My children are a thoughtful, imaginative, girley little 5-year-old; a rambunctious 3-year-old boy who loves ball games and wrestling but still looks fabulous in a tutu; a quirky 2-year-old boy who loves trucks almost more than he loves his mommy (and that’s a lot); and our sweet little 1-year-old, messy, mischievous girl. My husband is a native Texan, turning-liberal, witty, honest man who’s a great lawyer and an even better daddy. Our house is small and chaotic, but it’s my hope that it will always be full of love, creativity, and peace.
More recently, my blog has followed my efforts to change the way I shop. A few months ago, I watched the documentary “China Blue,” and now I find myself unable to purchase clothes made outside of the United States because of the sweatshop labor that the global garment industry utilizes. This blog documents my efforts to either buy clothes made by workers who are paid a living wage and work in adequate working conditions, to buy clothes used, or to make them myself. I offer links to resources, tutorials on how to make clothes for those who enjoy sewing, and updates on how to contribute to the fight to reform the garment industry in the United States.
Thanks for stopping by; I really appreciate the time you’ve taken to look around on my site, and I’d love any feedback you have to offer!