On Change

I’ve mentioned a few times here that I’ve been in kind of a weird place lately. I’m not really sure what it’s all about. I’ve just been feeling really introspective and like I needed a change, but I wasn’t sure what....more

Reading List: The Making of a Story

The reasons why I’m considering trying my hand at creative writing are another story for another day, but today I’d like to tell you about a book that has been indispensable in my self-directed learning on the topic. Despite having a BA in English I have never, ever taken even a single creative writing class. I simply had no interest in writing fiction, and the concept of creative nonfiction was unknown to me until very recently ....more

August Sponsor Shout Out

Hello my friends! Did you have a good weekend? We spent ours cheering on the Tigers and visiting with friends and family ....more

Taller-Than-Average Accent Tables at Target

About this time last year, I was searching high and low for a round side table that was at least two feet tall to use as a nightstand. It was much harder to find than one would have imagined! Most accent tables were only 18″-20″ high, and even without a boxspring on our bed that height is awkwardly low next to the mattress ....more

Weekend in Fort Morgan

After making a solo trip to Atlanta weekend before last, I felt so refreshed that I didn’t even mind packing back up to head out again this past weekend. This time Nick and I went together and it was fabulous. We spent Friday night at my parents’ house in Slidell and then Saturday morning left Jack and Juliet behind to get spoiled by their grandparents ....more

Reading List: One Day

This is one of two books that I listened to on my recent road trip, and it was so good that I kept listening at every available opportunity once I got home. It was my constant companion in the car, at the gym, and while doing housework. And when it was done I felt like my internal dialogue had become permanently afflicted with a British accent ....more

In Sickness and in Health

Jack has been sick all this week, maybe the sickest I’ve ever seen him. He’s got strep throat but is also really congested in his chest. Every time he coughs he turns to look at me for reassurance ....more

Cheap + Chic Jewelry

I’ve always really enjoyed jewelry. I don’t wear much of it, but the perfect item can make a huge difference in how I look and feel. I’ve noticed that as I’ve gotten older I’ve become less and less beholden to fashion trends and more drawn to classic items that will hopefully stand the test of time, even if only in photographs ....more

Friendship and Leisure in Atlanta

This past weekend I took a much-needed solo trip to Atlanta to visit my longtime BFF, Lauren. I haven’t been feeling quite myself lately, but there’s something about spending time with someone who has been a friend for more than half of my life to help me remember who I am. It was the first time I’d ever spent more than a day away from Jack and I reveled in the luxury of not being responsible for anybody but myself for nearly 72 hours ....more

Old Habits and Introspection

The bad news: I started smoking again. The good news: I quit again already. Smoking is one of those things that nothing good can come of, and yet I really do love it ....more