July Social Media + Shopping Experiment

July 9: Each and every time I do one of these experiments, one of the very first things I notice is how much happier I am. That's not to say I haven't missed some things. I've found myself wondering what some of my favorite Instagrammers are doing, but that's led me...

July Shopping + Social Media Sabbatical

Hello and Happy July! June has absolutely flown by. I remember sitting down at my parent's kitchen bar what seems like days ago, patching together summer plans. Now, summer is half-past! It's madness! This morning, I sat down with my Monk Manual and Sacred Ordinary...

On shaking the towers of the great

Where to begin? If I had to guess, I would imagine that my thoughts are like your thoughts. Disbelief. Shock. Horror. Disgust. Add to that the fact that I’m not entirely certain how I’m supposed to feel (is there a supposed to feel in this moment? I’m not...

Thoughts on Quarantine

On March 5, we gathered with friends at a local coffee shop to listen to some of our more musically inclined friends play a show they had been working on for months. Afterward, we moved to one of those friend's homes to visit with a friend who had come for a visit...

Do Good With Your Dollars

I was hooked as soon as I heard of Preemptive Love. I read a story of a man who, having watched his friends be executed, volunteered in the prison of the executioners so that he could feed them soup. He made the choice to love them anyway - not with words (which can...

Fun Board Games for 2 Players

Happy Friday, everyone! I thought that this week I would share some games that are fun for only 2 players, as most group board game nights are probably canceled for now. I'm going to keep this short and just link photos, where you can buy, and some basic info about...

English Country Homes | Decorating Inspiration

Happy Friday, friends! I'm joining you with something a little fun and inconsequential today - some home style inspiration! I have a few things for the home on my purchase list that I'm keeping an eye out for at the moment and, as usual, I turned to Pinterest for some...

On Mourning the Loss of Holidays + Hoping for the Impossible

This year was shaping up to be a run one. That was our view just a few weeks ago. Just as news of COVID-19 was starting to increase in the states, J and I headed to a nearby town for a weekend away. We were in the middle of planning an early summer holiday in England...

Celebrating the Season of Light

I’m one of those people who gets pretty excited to take down the Christmas decorations because, despite how much I adore them, I love that fresh, clean slate. This year, however, I decided to leave a few bits and bobs up - mostly, the dried oranges, evergreen boughs,...