"Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape." - Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird Summer is already 2/3 over! I can't believe it. I'm so grateful… Continue reading Top 5 | August 2018
"Don't just count your years, make your years count." - George Meredith Happy Fourth of July! And happy birthday to me :). It's the big 2-9 this year- the last year of my 20s. Year 28 has been a great year. I went to Colorado, bought our first house, celebrated a few weddings, got a new… Continue reading Top 5 | Year 29
"Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August." - Jenny Han Instead of my Top 5 this month I'm sharing my Summer Bucket List! Every summer I like to make a bucket list. Besides here, I first wrote it out on the chalkboard by our back door. I've been using that chalkboard… Continue reading Summer Bucket List!
“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” - Rainer Maria Rilke Happy Spring! Except in Minnesota, it's a little bit like we skipped straight to summer. The weather has been beautiful and warm. All my tulips are blooming and afternoons on my patio are glorious. I'm so… Continue reading Top 5 | May 2018
"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything." - William Shakespeare Here are the Top 5 things I'm loving, learning, or looking forward to this month. 1. California Our big West Coast Road Trip is coming up this month! And I can't wait. Our original dream was to fly into Seattle and go all the… Continue reading Top 5 | April 2018
Happy March, people! Here are the top five things I'm loving or looking forward to this month. 1. SPRING In my limited time on this earth, I've come to find people have very different ideas of when a season begins. The literal types declare that it's not spring until the Spring Equinox on March 20. Others… Continue reading Top 5: March 2018
"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." -Martin Luther King, Jr. January always seems to be a quiet, lazy month filled with quiet evenings to myself, tea and books in hand. This January has been no different and has inspired a few of my Top 5, but… Continue reading Top 5: February 2018