Thursday, May 1, 2008

American Baby and More Hidden Art

We have had the pleasure of my good friend Jen visiting us this week along with her almost-2-year-old, Kayden Grace. We were bound and determined to do some scrapbooking together and so yesterday, we made it happen. I only got this one page done, but that's typical for me :) I love these pictures of my sweet Layla from last summer.

Also, I hope no one is getting sick of hearing about it :) but I've read some more great quotes in The Hidden Art of Homemaking. Here is my favorite: "The plea for women to have 'time to be themselves' or 'time for fulfilling careers' is overworked. All that happens is that the psychiastists get more patients than ever before. If people were less anxious to join a drama club or some other kind of 'fulfill yourself' activity and used their talents right in their homes, they would not only be more fulfilled when the children were two years old and they were capturing their attention with vivid and original ideas, but when the same children were eighteen years old they would not be wringing their hands so tragically at the complete lack of communication with them." (p. 153-4) Amen, sister! There is also a wonderful post on Femina that I've been meaning to share, called Wise-Hearted Crafting. Great stuff.


  1. I'm going to have to get that book!!! I love it already. Good read Nikki!

  2. I am going to have to scraplift that one! I LOVE it! I am also really enjoying those quotes from that wonderful book you're reading. Maybe when I'm fifty I'll be able to read again ;)