Happier Walls / Happier Me

So I've been doing a lot of creating that's not verbally driven. It's been a little crazy here and being able to check out of my head focus has been relaxing. And often this means I'm actively making something or arranging things in ways that make me happier. So it's a good mood boost all … Continue reading Happier Walls / Happier Me

Winter Survival and The Little Things

The Modern Mrs. Darcy is hosting a midwinter linkup where we all share the big and little of what's keeping us sane right now. Its a fun winter pickmeup and a perfect antidote to all things politics and groundhog shadows. Here's what's saving my life these days: 1. Fixer Upper Season 3 - It's not on … Continue reading Winter Survival and The Little Things

Books I can’t forget from 2016

I have one last category of books that didn't quite make my top 4, but I still really felt strongly about for one reason or another and want to share with you. So. Books I can't forget: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell - Oh my Gosh. It led me on for a 1000 pages … Continue reading Books I can’t forget from 2016

My Favorite Fiction from 2016

Fiction: The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart - Middle grade novel of excellent intrigue and espionage. You'll devour it and then want to pass it on to all your nieces and nephews. :) The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh - breathtaking story of belonging, growing up in the foster system, and the … Continue reading My Favorite Fiction from 2016

My Favorite Memoirs from 2016

Yesterday I shared my favorite non-fiction and since I have such a penchant for non-fiction I divided out the memoirs. Here are my top four! Memoir: Night Driving: A Story of Faith in the Dark by Addie Zierman - This one got me. Addie Zierman jumps in her mini-van with her two very young kids … Continue reading My Favorite Memoirs from 2016

My Favorite Non-fiction from 2016

I read a lot this year. I had planned to read about 60 books again, but somehow managed to read 100. oops. I think it was related to being more intentional about being online less, having kind of a stressful year (so reading for escape more), and specifically going out to read more fiction. It … Continue reading My Favorite Non-fiction from 2016

Whenever-ing it.

After a long hiatus, blogging finally sounds fun again. And maybe helpful. And maybe like I've lived the during enough to be able to write during again. 2016 was a long year that felt very unkind in a variety of ways. Maybe sometime I'll catch you up or maybe it'll be something that just lives … Continue reading Whenever-ing it.

Idiosyncratic – Reality of Life and Goals (6)

This might be the kind of 31 days series that happens in 3 months. I'm sorry to say. But I'm also interested in the possibilities of considering the topic for longer. Because sometime no matter how much you want something or how hard you chase it, now just isn't the right time and maybe putting … Continue reading Idiosyncratic – Reality of Life and Goals (6)

Showing Up (Day 5)

This is the day where the struggle went down. I almost want to quit already. But it's only day 5 and I can't let myself because this is something I want.  I want to write.  It's important to me. It'd be easier to say it doesn't matter and let it go by the wayside of … Continue reading Showing Up (Day 5)

The Adaptable Nature of Words (Day 4) 

​I have high expectations for words. I've always been more of a word person then anything else. I prefer written instructions, read eons of books, and have a distinct need to know my own life in a verbal fashion, as much as possible. I even learned an extra language. It's just what I do.  I … Continue reading The Adaptable Nature of Words (Day 4)