My name is Kirstin. I live in Chicago with my swarthy coffee roasting husband and our tenacious and gorgeous little (big) boy. Im pretty old for my age, and by that I mean, I am a 65 year old woman trapped in a 20 something year old body. I am passionate about Jesus, homemaking, knitting, simple living, community, kitchen tomfoolery, general "artsiness" and more recently, gardening. Sometimes I talk about the time I've spend in Uganda, and how it has totally changed my heart and mind. My favorite author is Rudyard Kipping, and thus I named this blog after a very wise old Elephant, who is the bravest of them all. Thanks for stopping by.