“I’m busy.” “I’m so tired. It’s just been such a busy week.” “One more day of vacation, and then it’s back to being busy all the time.” How often do we hear these kinds of remarks? Or make them ourselves? I spent my twenties being busy. The end of college was busy. Graduate school was… Read More The Myth of Being Busy
I’ve been slowly but surely working through Lara Casey’s PowerSheets, and I’m glad I didn’t rush through them. At first, I thought about rushing to get them done so I could start the monthly tabs in January. I know I would have regretted that in the long run! Slowing down helped me to be more… Read More My 2014 Vision Statement
Are you a tea fan? I certainly am. I love loose teas because I think they’re so pretty, and I like the time it takes to measure the leaves, scoop them out, and use delicate, special equipment to brew them. Unfortunately, I simply don’t have the time (or the interest) to go through this process… Read More Stash Tea Review
Some of the best marriage advice I’ve ever received was also the simplest: Don’t schedule anything on Friday evenings.
I hope to reflect on my one little word throughout the year. As I mentioned in a previous post, my one little word for 2014 is intentional. So far, I have been more intentional with how I spend my time. I’m doing a better job of balancing the running around with the sitting still, and my sitting… Read More Being Intentional (so far, so good)
Have you heard of Cookie + Kate? It’s a delightful vegetarian food blog with delicious recipes and beautiful photos. Although I’m not a vegetarian, I do love cooking with lots of fresh vegetables. Cookie + Kate is one of the first places I go when I get home with a box from my local CSA,… Read More Cookie + Kate’s Vegan Sweet Potato, Kale, & Chickpea Soup
I started writing in a gratitude journal about a year ago. One of my 2013 resolutions was to journal more often, and I thought a gratitude journal would be an easy, low-pressure way for me to do this. It helped give me focus and purpose, and I could keep the entries short if I didn’t… Read More Keeping a Gratitude Journal
Aren’t farmers markets wonderful? I’m working on finding happiness and gratitude in the little things, and farmers markets are perfect for lifting my spirits and helping me appreciate local farmers and their produce. My husband and I spent last Saturday morning at a farmers market and our local CSA. We had such a great time… Read More Farmers Markets
My one little word for 2014 is intentional. I want to live more intentionally. Truth be told, I used to chuckle or roll my eyes when I would see bloggers write about this because it didn’t make sense to me. But now that I’ve had this trying time in my life, I’m starting to get… Read More One Little Word: Intentional
I’ve toyed around with the idea of blogging for a few years now, but I kept putting off starting a blog because I was paralyzed by perfectionism. I turned 30 a few weeks ago, and I’ve decided that this decade is going to be about present over perfect, and I hope to use this blog… Read More Which of all my important nothings shall I tell you first?