I Live Here Now

It’s hasn’t properly rained in a long time. So long, in fact, that I couldn’t tell you when the last time was without looking it up, but I’ll just go ahead and say that maybe it was at some point in mid-June. And with that – this lack of looming dark clouds – the weather […]

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Fewer Animal Products = Better Everything

I know the conversation about animal products is a tough one, but perhaps you’ve considered cutting down a little bit and you don’t feel like there’s a lot of support out there for a person who just wants to incorporate more plant-based food, not go 100% vegan overnight. I get that. There’s a small but […]

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Recent Randomness: Floored

Time feels like it passes more quickly the older I get. Everyone says that. Just about everyone who says it laments it. I count myself among the lamenters because I hold tightly to the memories of golden hour summer afternoons and evenings processing through me like a full day. I watch Ever ride her bike […]

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Home Renovation Before: Vision With Me!

We haven’t gotten anywhere near as much done on our house as we thought we would have by now. Alas, we’re still painting and are just getting ready to start acclimating our flooring to our home before installing it. Roadblocks come up when you’re on unfamiliar paths. Hell, they come up when you’re on familiar […]

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A New Age in Portland

We’ve been here for 26 days and I love it. The rain has been frequent and yet I find it comforting. I see the massive mossy trees and the vibrant lushness that surrounds me and I feel thankful for the rain – it is what makes the landscape here such a fairytale to me. It’s […]

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Recent Randomness: #Blessed

Christmas is in just two days and I HAVE EVERY SINGLE PRESENT WRAPPED ALREADY and that has me feeling like I still know how to productively channel the streak of Type A that runs through a part of me. But I’m feeling a little weirder about Christmas this year than usual. There’s Aleppo. The increasing […]

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Maker Spotlight: Pip & Squeaks

(Sponsored Post) I took this project on with Jess of Pip & Squeaks because after learning about her company and her process, I felt like a maker spotlight was in order. These are weird times in the world, aren’t they? We have a heightened awareness now perhaps more than ever that our dollars vote for […]

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JORD Watch Giveaway

When JORD watches approached me to see if I’d like to try out one of their watches, I liked the idea as soon as I took a look at the watches. They’re high-quality watches made of various wood types, which is an aesthetic I like. I picked the Koa & Ash from the Frankie series. […]

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Madison Reed Update (Spoiler Alert: NO BRASS)

(This is a sponsored post. I received products for free and this post also contains affiliate links, which help me to afford life, so please consider using those links if you’d like to place an order.) I feel compelled to provide an update on my experience using Madison Reed hair products. So, again: if you’re […]

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