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January Notes.

31/31 days in January - 31/31 days in 2017   Favorite Moments One evening we drove around with our windows open, singing loudly.  The clouds were pink and the temperature had tipped its hat just shy of 70 degrees earlier in the day.  Tears sprung to my eyes because it was one of those rare moments where a ...

A Toast For You

One of my favorite parts of a meal is the toast - formal or informal, clinking thin wine glasses together or touching two pieces of takeout pizza over a picnic on the living room floor.  Words spoken over a gathering of people is totally my jam. For the longest time, a group of girls gathered around my kitchen table ...

Boston, A Love Letter

I'm sitting at a communal table in a tiny dining room.  None of the chairs match and the dark wood bears lighter marks where warm plates and mugs of coffee once sat, forming constellations of house dinners past.  Light is slanting in through the third floor windows, along with the cool, beginning of Fall air.  Fall ...

Marriage Lately (Failed Meals and Budget Edition)

Scott and I live on a budget.  This translates into a teeny tiny amount of money for things like eating out, entertainment, or buying anything from Target and a normal amount of money for groceries and bills.  Our goal is to pay off debt and to live below our means while also enjoying the benefits of healthy eating and ...

What is Your Perfect Day?

We woke up on October 25th, 2015 with the windows open, which meant we were snuggled close to each other under the blankets and crisp morning air.  Scott reached over and pulled me close like he always does when the alarm clock goes off.  It was Sunday - the day both of us have off - the beginning of the week. Until ...

Pumpkin Patches and Family Traditions

When I think about traditions, I think about hot, crusty bread from the oven, dusted with flour and egg wash.  I think about warm drinks in tin mugs around a flickering fire.  I think about grey, overcast skies punctuated with spots of orange in the form of pumpkin patches and September. Traditions carry us through ...

The What Are You FOR Manifesto

  We live in an age where whatever is on our minds can be typed into a box on the internet and it magically appears on other people's computer screens.  With all of this internet opinion sharing (that is hardly ever nuanced), it leaves me wondering what people are actually FOR.   So I made a list of my ...