Welcome to on thresholds: a home & garden blog.

This site is our exploration of moments of beauty around the house, in the garden, and out and about. It’s about noticing—not only the extraordinary work of artists, designers, craftspeople, and nature herself, but also the everyday and ordinary places and things that surround and inspire us.

Photographs are by my husband Michael Sneeringer, Jr., an avid photographer since he received his first Pentax as a Christmas gift at the age of sixteen.  To see more of his photography follow him on Instagram @elsneero.

I am a writer in Catonsville, Maryland.  I hold an MFA in creative nonfiction from Goucher College, as well as an MS in professional writing from Towson University.  My work has appeared in various places including The Gettysburg ReviewThe Los Angeles Review, The St. Ann’s Review, and The Washington Independent Review of Books, and has been the recipient of A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Orlando Award and Goucher College’s Chris White Award. I have taught writing at Towson University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), and been an editor for The Baltimore Review.

We live in a small town on the outskirts of Baltimore City under huge oak trees in a 1920’s Dutch colonial that does have lots of quirks (we like to call charm) and some pretty good stories.   

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Oh, and we are also on Instagram @onthresholds.

Holly