The Goddess & The Housemaid

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. ~ Albert EinsteinView full post »


“There’s a pleasure in being reminded of the value of ordinary life.” Karen Thompson WalkerView full post »

Fishing with Family

“The fish and I were both stunned and disbelieving to find ourselves connected  by a line.” –William  HumphreyView full post »


My parents came back from Hawaii the other day and brought the girls some super cute hula girl outfits.  The girlsView full post »

Happy Easter

Wishing all of you a Happy Easter!View full post »


“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” – Margaret Atwood – Magnolia + PearView full post »

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Mankins

Red Checked Dress by Melon Monkeys  Floral Headband by Bloomz .  Astrud is wearing a OOAK Feather headpiece made byView full post »

Valentine’s Day Inspiration Board | Austin Child Photography

It’s been far too long since my last inspiration board, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner IView full post »

Merry Christmas From the Mankins

One day while looking through pinterest I found a picture of the Vitrine Dior window display in Paris.  I fellView full post »


It was so beautiful today.  Even though it was a school night we headed out to park to let the girls run and play.  InView full post »

Halloween is Cancelled

Southern Illinois has very unpredictable weather, especially in the fall and spring months.  Take for instance in theView full post »

Breezy Hill Farm

Margot’s Kindergarten class went on a fall field trip to Breezy Hill Farms in Benton, Illinois.  It was so cold,View full post »