Visual Comfort: Tatsuya Tanaka

I have always had a thing for miniatures. My husband often laments the shelves full of collections of “petits objets” I keep in our home. Piles of rocks from a long hike on vacation, seashells from a day at the beach, or small iron animals that once lived on my grandmother’s entryway shelves. I keep… read more

What I’ve Been Reading

Not going to lie, never have I ever binge watched TV like I did this past year. As I type I have dark circles around my eyes from watching Bridgerton episodes until midnight. That being said, all this time at home has also reminded me that tucking into a good book at bedtime is a… read more

This I Know

It’s official. Today marks the 8th anniversary of the blog. You can find my first post here. We’ve come a long way baby. Each year on the anniversary of the blog I try to take a look back and see how things have shifted since I began. Is the content still valuable? Does writing still… read more

Great Local Brand: Zipped

This little pouch is my favorite acquisition of quarantine. The brand is Zipped and it was created by two local moms. You know I love it when mamas put their heads together and create a product that makes life easier and more organized for others. It can literally be used for anything. From collections of… read more

How We Choose to See It

For weeks I have been hemming and hawing over some long form writing pieces. And I just couldn’t find the words… I wrote, and rewrote, and edited, and re-edited. I’d get about three paragraphs in and be distracted or torn away from my desk to do other things that seemed more imperative. And then today… read more

Where do we go from here?

I finally had “that week”. The one where the uncertainty felt too much, death from COVID felt too close to home, the schoolwork felt too frustrating, and the indoor time made my skin crawl. I wanted to get the kids outside, but the rain limited options. I lost my shit on my husband, and started… read more

When The Days All Feel The Same

During this challenging time I keep hearing people say that the days seem to fly by and nobody is getting anything done. I also hear, “It’s like groundhog day. I can’t even keep track of what day of the week it is! They all feel the same.” This frenetic sense of time flying by and… read more

Grateful For, Working On, Proud Of

How are you all friends? I wanted to share how we are doing in our home. Some things that are working, and some things that have been difficult. It’s our story right now. More and more I am feeling called to share my story on this blog with the hopes that in the sharing, it… read more

When Friendship Works

In each decade of my life I have looked back and been able to see that while I worked on many things broadly, there was usually one thing that got my fullest attention. In my first decade it was academic learning. In my teens it was my family. In my twenties I was ALL about… read more

Keep Calm and Shop On

Just a few of my favorite things right now. I know that anxiety is running high for many with news of coronavirus getting worse and worse. Despite my inclination to veer towards hysteria, I am staying calm, washing hands, and still booked to get on a plane in two weeks for spring break. I was… read more