Finding the spark

ireland // a thousand threads
I’ve been writing you love letters in my sleep, dear readers… penning the most beautiful things I can only half remember once I’m awake. Blame it on the mess of a house, the morning sickness, or just a general feeling of malaise and repetition when I flip on my screen, but I’ve been searching for the spark now for months… maybe a year. Feeling stuck and mostly uninspired… but longing for the same drive I’ve felt so many times before.

While backed up against this roadblock, we’ve also set about searching for our next steps… and though maybe they’ve been clear all along, it took some time before we were ready to accept them and move forward. We stepped gingerly ahead, into a rebranding project we knew was the right move, but kept one foot in the past.

That’s not the plan anymore. The sparks are coming… slowly, and sometimes while we sleep, but they’re there.

And the next steps are clear.

Holson House, which we’ll launch in the coming months, is the future. On the Holson House blog, we’ll share many of the things we do now, including our family and our own little house, but especially the hearty, healthy, whole food that is truly the center of our home. And we hope to do it with a fresh set of eyes.

The success of Dough Uprising continues to percolate, but we know now that its real time is yet to come. With two full time jobs to keep up with, we’ve stepped back from our weekly farmers markets to focus on special events. We know that we love to bake more than anything, but we also know that we want to be available for those 3am feedings and take our littles on spur-of-the-moment trips to the mountains and the beach. Mark left his work in kitchens years ago because in the end, nothing is more important than time spent with family… in the home, around the table, and in the evenings when little ones long to be tucked into bed.

Now is, sadly, not the time to take the leap into a full-time food business. We both hope to someday return to the kitchen full time, but our family has some growing to do before we do.

In the meantime, we’ll continue to follow and grow our shared passion for food, family, community, and photography. Mark and I have created many beautiful things together, but we know the best is yet to come. It’s hard to be original on the internet… where so much beauty abounds and so much imitation persists. But we hope you’ll be there to cheer us on as we dive deeper into our passions and grow into the roles we were always meant to fill.

The path forward, now, is clear… and I can see the spark up ahead.


  1. Posted September 14, 2015 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    Good luck on Holson House! I’m sure it would be just as awesome. Can’t wait to see it!

  2. Posted September 19, 2015 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    I’m so excited to see Holson House, and happy to hear you’re finding balance and inspiration.

  3. Kami
    Posted October 9, 2015 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    so happy to hear my sister making so much sense 🙂 Love you girl – I am grateful and blessed to call you my sister.

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