Dear Readers, I almost always make resolutions. I've done very well sticking to them the past few years. As silly as it sounds, the goal I'm the most proud of that I've been able to stick to is making sure that all of the dishes get washed before Chris & I run out of spoons … Continue reading 2020 Resolutions & ‘20s Goals
Dear Readers, Today marks the end of a decade. I suppose that all days do, in some sense, and that all years do, too... but, today, this year and this decade feel a bit more important. December 31, 2009. I don't remember exactly what I did to mark the day. It was in between my … Continue reading Decades & Dreams
Dear Readers, How many of you consider yourselves minimalists? 🙋♀️ I've been on the minimalist train for a while. In terms of physical possessions, I feel like I have a normal amount of things—dishes, books, a laptop, etc.—but when we talk about clothes, well, that's a different story. Before we get into my journey to … Continue reading A Minimal Wardrobe
It's the first day of a brand new year. It's the start of a new month. Some firsts are exciting... and others... well, they are kind of terrifying. Click on the post title to read more.
My 2018 year in review post shares an update on my success or failure in my 2018 Resolutions, and includes links to my favorite recipes & book recommendations! Check it out by clicking the post title!
"It stays with me, a bruise in the memory that hurts when I touch." --from Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward Click on the post title to read.
I. hate. flying. I hate the timing of getting to the airport at just the right time, the process of going through horrible security screenings (take off your shoes--forgot socks? too bad!) But this fall, I had to fly somewhere. So this time, I vowed it would be different. Here's what I learned, and how I now win at traveling! Click on the post title to read!
Today I began the day with the intention of focusing on myself. On my value, my worth, and my happiness. Sadly, the more I focused on those things, the more I realized that lately, I had been devaluing those things--ignoring them, prioritizing the needs and wants of others over those of my own. Click on the post title to read my letter to myself.
I don't know about you, but I like a good challenge. This month, I have been challenging myself to do something that is good for the earth: Plastic Free July. I've been preparing for this challenge for a while, actually, by investing in reusable alternatives to single-use plastics. I thought I would share some of the products I have found to help me do that. Click on the post title to read!
I painted my chest! Check out the post to see how it turned out. 🙂