Do you remember that summer? The one where it got cold real early and we all brought out our flannels in August and the air smelled like pine trees and mist instead of sunscreen and sweat? Do you remember how everything changed that summer? When your party buddy from college, the one you once drunkenly … More shadows.


This morning I woke with a heavy heart and a head full of grey. There wasn’t one reason; there is nothing wrong in my life. I’m sure you have those days too, when your heart matches the cloudy sky and the moment your feet hit the floor you are confronted with your inadequacies, insecurities and … More free.

must read.

I absolutely love this post. It explains so much. I really needed that. The past is a powerful pursuer, even after you were sure you let it go. Sometimes it doesn’t let you go. Particularly when you haven’t forgiven yourself for being the one that broke his heart.

the itch.

It’s happening again. I’m getting that itch. I thought I had banished it for a good while but alas, once you’ve done it once it’s so hard to stop. I’m talking travel, people. It’s that yearning, that mental equivalent to the feeling you get when you were curled up sleeping in the passenger seat of … More the itch.

thursday favorites.

ON FRIDAY AGAIN. I’d apologize but I’m trying to stop apologizing for everything all the time (like that time I apologized when a lady called me and it was the wrong number…so sorry for not being Richard! Oh my gosh…) so yep. Here are this week’s favorites! Have a lovely Friday. My pretty little composting … More thursday favorites.


Have you ever been part of a CSA? I signed up suuuper late but was still able to do it and I couldn’t be more excited! I got my first box last Thursday and I’m in love. If you’ve never heard of a CSA, it stands for Community Shared Agriculture. You (usually) sign up for … More vegetables.

to do.

To Do List Become this woman. Okay that’s just shy of realistic. Become myself, and look to her (gorgeous, artsy, bohemian, ahhhh?) life for inspiration. Learn to make interesting and slightly cheeky/hipster popsicles. Pinot Noir Blackberry, anyone? Perhaps you’d prefer Pink Grapefruit and Rosemary? This could be my thing. You know how your aunt always had that … More to do.


This month I’ve been turning ever more granola. One of my newest experiments in hippie-ness is….drum roll please….washing my face with honey. What? Yep. It’s called honey cleansing and one day as I went down the Pinterest rabbit hole I stumbled across this method. I tried oil cleansing last year and although I liked how … More honey.

thursday favorites.

Oh wow this week has me all messed up – I forgot it was actually Thursday! Hope you’ve been having a great week and hopefully enjoying some sun! Baby and I just got back from a day at a “splash pad” – more about that tomorrow. And now…the moment you’ve all been waiting for….this week’s … More thursday favorites.

in the arena.

I recently read Brene Brown’s Daring Greatly and it’s one fantastic book. If you haven’t heard of it, or her, Brown is a shame and vulnerability researcher. We’re talking vulnerability as a positive here, as in the ability to show up and show yourself as you are, instead of hiding behind a myriad of masks like perfectionism … More in the arena.

night driving.

Roll those windows all the way down, love. Don’t be ashamed of that tug inside your heart that beckons you to run. Feel the freedom in your veins. Feel the wind whip your hair and don’t be afraid to love it. Turn that dial all the way up and sing, really sing, like the world hasn’t … More night driving.

love advice.

At Bible study this week, one of the women had a prayer request that kind of knocked my socks off. She asked us to pray for her and her husband, as they had been talking and realizing that they had come to depend way too much on each other for their emotional and spiritual needs, instead … More love advice.

get fit.

Ok so the world has way too many people sharing their opinions on fitness and skin care and blah blah blah but guess what? I’m going to be another one. I just won’t go into much detail. This makes sense, if you know me, because I actually HATE working out and exercising and can be … More get fit.

thursday favorites.

Happy Thursday y’all! I hope your week is going well and that your upcoming weekend is refreshing and fun! Here are this week’s favorites. Happy Skimm Day! Seriously so happy I signed up for this (free!) newsletter – it’s hilarious and helpful! Way cool wedding photos This and this are saving my face, as it freaks … More thursday favorites.