Several things have happened lately that have inspired me to begin making some big changes in my life... (this is a humongous post, so I'll wait while you grab a cup of tea or a snack to help you get through it). Captain Fantastic A few weeks ago, Dave and I watched Captain Fantastic and … Continue reading Time to cut the crap.
Lately I've been on a roll going through old papers and either taking pics of them or scanning them and then CHUCKING THEM! It feels so good to be rid of the excess stuff, and since I'm preserving it digitally, I don't feel so torn about throwing it out. Of course, there is still the … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Papers from the Past
This past weekend, Dave and I went up to Boston! I love going there. It's an easy drive (as long as you don't hit traffic...), and the city itself is just so... people-sized. Months ago, I saw that The Minimalists were going to do a show at The Wilbur. In a moment of spontaneity, I … Continue reading A Minimalist Trip to Boston
If I've ever loved anything in my life it has been the Little House books. Last year, my mom gave me a new book, Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography, and I was once again able to connect with a kindred spirit from so long ago. The book contains some early drafts of Little House in the Big … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Little House on the Prairie
Hey there! It's been a while since I wrote a current-events post. As usual, I am busy thinking up so many things I want to do and trying to do everything at once and then feeling overwhelmed and rushed and anxious about life. How do you find balance? I constantly feel the need to create … Continue reading March Motivation
I wrote this post last spring, and it's been sitting in my drafts folder ever since. I'm not sure what held me back from posting it then, but reading it now makes me smile. Everything I wrote here still holds true. I take comfort in these memories. Yesterday as I knelt in the garden to clear … Continue reading Remembering Gram
Last night I saw a video about a baby hippo named Fiona, who lives at the Cincinnati Zoo. She is so stinking cute I can hardly stand it. So I decided to make her the subject of my drawing today! Drawn with 2H pencil and shaded with Staedtler 0.3 mm triples fineliner pens. Edit: … Continue reading Fiona
Our final full day in Costa Rica dawned sunny and bright. We had breakfast in the restaurant upstairs and enjoyed the gorgeous view. We decided we would go back to Playa Hermosa for the day. On the way, we stopped at a little grocery store to get some drinks and snacks. Outside, we saw the … Continue reading Costa Rica Trip, Day 14 – Our Final Day
Playa Ocotal was the most interesting beach we visited in Costa Rica. The surf was very strong while we were there, so we didn't go in the ocean much. The beach itself had dark gray sand and there was a lot of rocks at the surface, which was kind of scary considering how rough the waves … Continue reading Costa Rica Trip, Day 13 – Playa Ocotal
I was out of my mind. I wanted out of that cave so bad. I climbed, shakily, looking up at the pinhole of light that was the exit. I climbed that ladder like you wouldn't believe, smashing my knees against the rungs and smearing guano all over my arms and chest as I clutched the ladder like my life depended on it.