"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. 🙂
Welcome to June! May went out with a bang for my family as we celebrated my little brother's high school graduation. We had quite a lot of fun redecorating the living room for his open house. Click the post title to check out what we did to make the family room a welcoming place to gather.
As a kid, I read all. the. time. This summer, I have a long list to read. I want to know what you're reading, and give you some free books, so make sure you leave a comment! Click the post title to continue reading.
I have a confession to make: I am addicted to stuff. I am drawn to things of beauty everywhere. And as I meditate on my possessions, I am reminded of a truth I already know. Click the post title to continue reading.
I always feel best when I make purchases that reflect my values. I want to support companies who are making an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle... in that order! So let's talk about some of my favorite eco-friendly brands. Click the post title to learn more!
I have three projects: painting a chest, building a desk, and making a pallet bed. Click the post title to learn more!