2017 has been special in many ways for me. I published my first book and started an author blog. Come to that, just the fact that I finally, finally got to come back to doing the blogging I so love has been really awesome. So you can guess that my Christmas wishlist had some pretty
First of all I’d like to wish a Happy Holidays to you for whatever holiday you’ve celebrated this month. That said, I’m excited because Christmas is here! I’ll spend the morning enjoying my great grandma’s secret recipe for coffee cake and exchanging presents with my parents and siblings, and then in the afternoon we’ll go
Top Psychologists have been saying again and again for the last few years that taking time to be thankful each day improves your happiness and healthiness. Even better, researcher Robert Emmons says this affect sticks with you at a ratio of 7:60, also known as two months for every one week of daily thankfulness. That’s
What does it even mean to be American? Why are Americans so patriotic? I think that people confuse American patriotism for what it may mean in some other countries. Americans don’t rush out in droves on Independence Day to eat cotton candy and play with sparklers at a cookout because they agree with everything the
Every wondered how do adults learn to ride a bike? Especially adults who have never ridden before. I was right there with you, but I learned, and I’m confident you can too. I Am an Adult Who Can’t Ride a Bike Or at least, I was an adult who couldn’t ride a bike. That all
My Wardrobe is Massive I don’t know about you, but I have a teensy bit of a problem. I have a very big wardrobe that has only grown since I made that post, and it’s gotten so big I have clothes for every season. Enough that I use one of those giant three door PAX
I like tea. Warm tea, cold tea, a hot cup of bitter Mexican style hot chocolate- honestly I like any hot beverage. I just want to share the love about tea because, somehow, it’s all just so interesting to me. There’s just a ton of variety to explore in teas, so at risk of repeating
My last post to Ring in Spring reminded me that it was time to go a little deeper with the cleaning. After all, the Cherry Blossoms were in bloom- it was time! Sure, it feels great just to tidy up a little and maybe do a spot of vacuuming, but it’s important to occasionally do
Spring is finally here! I’m so excited to finally be free of the endless cold snaps that have been popping up every time we thought the weather had decided to play nice. So I’m sharing my best ideas to ring in the real Spring weather! Note, product links give me a kickback and help me
Its that time of year again! <a href=”www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org”>The Cherry Blossom Festival</a> is in full swing now. Full of dancing, food, and other entertainment, it is the highlight of any Spring D.C. tourists visit. I am so lucky, to live in D.C. To be able to walk around campus,or down the street, and see the treasured
If you’ve stuck with me awhile, you’ll know that I’ve been blogging for a little over 5 years now. I love those nice little clear jar collections you can see in boutique stores and on Pinterest. Unfortunately, I don’t have shelves worth of perfectly matched jars and lids. It would cost at least some amount
Hello friends. I have been a bit derailed in life in general lately- no blog posts, no progress on my pet projects, mostly nothing at all. I wanted to share a little heart to heart with you on that. Just a few weeks apart I faced the death of not one, but two grandparents. I
Just wanted to share these lovely flowers real quick with you all. There’s something about a bouquet that is very comforting after a loved one’s funeral.
I sat on this post a bit because I wanted to really think things through before I committed to any goals. Obviously from my goal setting series I’m pretty big on goals- I think them through, and I go big with them. I even make a big macro goals list for the decade and break
This series is to help you think about what goals you might want to have in the first place- because the best way to start with something is by doing first things first.