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Better Things

In the car tonight, taking Mac Stacey to basketball practice, out of the blue, he said, “Mama, do you ever think that things would just be better if Charles was here? Like, when last night you got upset with me and took my phone…times like that…do you ever wish you could just talk to him … Continue reading

One More Day

One More Day

I used to throw this kind of stuff up on Facebook…the little moments that I wanted to record, but now, they just seem too sad for Facebook, so I don’t want them there. It was a night at our house. Just a crappy night. Mac was in a tizzy. Several things set him off, and … Continue reading

There Are No Words, Mr. Faulkner

A really long time ago, I read the book As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner. I haven’t read it since that really long time ago. At the time I read it, though, I remember that I was a bit obsessed with death. And at the time I read it, the profoundness of his empty … Continue reading

Camp Makery, Y’all!

I know it has been ages since I’ve posted anything here, but I have begun to write and edit for a new blog started by my uber-talented cousin-in-law, Lauren. The site is called Camp Makery, and you MUST check it out! Lauren has gathered some amazingly talented women from across the world to contribute to … Continue reading

SIMPLIFY: Moving the Leaf

I never make New Year’s resolutions. Ever. I don’t keep them, and I feel like a total failure when I forget that I even made one before January is out. But I did this year, and though I am preparing myself for that familiar feeling once again, I am trying. I really am. This year, … Continue reading

Spring has Sprung at Stella & Dot!

Hey friends! Been a long time….I’ve missed y’all! Last year, some special people helped me host several catalog parties as benefits for people in my life that I hoped to help: Melanie Ford, my aunt Diane who was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a mastectomy, and a little girl named Allie Hart, who stole … Continue reading

Melanie Ford’s Message: Fourteen Arms

Melanie Ford’s Message: Fourteen Arms

We all love a happy ending, don’t we? The princess rescued from the tower. The game won by the underdog. The child reunited with his parents. The plot foiled and the good guy still stands. Pretty Woman. What do you do when the rescue begins, the game is still being played, the search is still … Continue reading