Welcome! My name is Lilly and this is my journal, a place to record and share some of my thoughts and interests; motherhood, photography, design, cooking, gardening, DIY's, enjoying the outdoors, and most of all my life with my three fun kiddos. I created this space when my (now almost 11 year old!) son was just a babe and I was making the transition from a career in architecture to focusing primarily on being a stay-at-home mom. Much of these entries are a reflection on my early feelings about motherhood, my own childhood, as well as simply a record of our daily life, projects, and mini adventures.There was also much that I did not share during those years, including brutal challenges that the children and I were living through, right alongside the beauty and joy of our everyday that I celebrated here.

These days, I don't find much time to update this blog, but I do continue to share pictures and thoughts on Instagram ... If you follow me there then you may know that I am now a solo parent and a survivor of domestic violence. There is much more to say and perhaps one day I will feel compelled, but for now I'm at peace with the fact that not everyone is cut out to be an activist or speak out. The children and I are all surrounded by support. We are safe and happy and well now, and have been violence-free since April 2019. I am so fortunate and am grateful each and every day.

*all images found here are property of project little smith*