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,...

Visualizing My Year

You may have already seen my post about my Rule of Life and how I decided to use this as a framework for 2020 (and beyond!) rather than choosing a resolution or word of the year. I'm still excited about my rule and have been referring back to it regularly. BUT I've...

Developing a Rule of Life + 2020 Monthly Challenges

The time for resolutions to be made and words to be chosen is here. We're filled with grand dreams of what we want this next year to mean for us. Some people scoff at these practices, realizing how often they are futile, being pushed to the side as soon as the...

Advent and JRR Tolkien | Joy and Peace

We've made it through the darkness. We've maintained hope that light will emerge, that good will overcome. We're ready to celebrate. Tolkien's tale of Middle Earth is like a traditional epic in that it follows a story of good versus evil where good comes out on top in...

Advent and JRR Tolkien | Hope and Faith

Last week, I mused over themes of darkness and light in Tolkien's works, linking them to the prevailing theme of light overcoming darkness that we recognize during Advent. This week, I move to the two themes represented by weeks one and two of the traditional Advent...