Friday, November 14, 2008


Welcome to The Sweet Life. The transition of my blog is inspired by a few factors:

*It doesn't make sense to have 2 blogs when I'm not very good at updating 1.

*Now that I'm married, I feel a bit less ego-centric about posting pictures of me/us. (But don't expect too many pictures before kids arrive—having his picture taken is not Kelly's favorite thing.)

*I know most of my readers are interested in updates about us, more than the "stuff" I often post about—although I will continue to post about pretty things as inspired.

*I'm tired of switching google accounts every time I post!

*And finally, I am launching The Sweet Life because my life is sweet, and that deserves to be celebrated. The inspiration for the new title comes from a little book, given to me by my sister: The Sweet Life: Reflections on Home and Garden, by Laura Stoddart. During a recent re-reading, I concluded that the book captured the essence of a thought that had taken seed in the back of my mind. I didn’t even realize it was there until I read this book, which flirts with the edge of being so sweet it can’t be real. It does so by drawing heavily on 19th century adages for high society such as—

The landscape from an eating room is of less consequence than any other.


There is no furniture so charming as books, even if you never open them, or read a single word.

—the book and its perfect illustrations remind me of my own pleasant surprise to wake up each morning in my life. It’s almost too good to be true! Of course there is still some daily drudgery and at least 8 hours of work away from home, but all in all, things couldn’t possibly be any better!

So, welcome to the sweet life. I’m so glad you’re a part of mine!


Jeni said...

Well done. Beautifully executed.
I knew that book was for me, and you, as it is for so many others.

vine street said...

Lovely, lovely. I'm excited for the new blog. Love the mission statement.

leslie the licorice stick lady said...

Kara. Thanks for you inspiring thoughts here. It'll be fun to keep up with you and all your amazing, creative and spiritual ideas. Hopefully we'll see you around this weekend.