Five Things

1. I just got rid of my knee-length jean skirt. Like, just. Of course I did. I had to, in order for Vogue to come out with the 2016 trend of, youuuuu guessed it: knee-length jean skirts. I literally looked at that stupid thing for like 10 minutes and was like, “There is no way these are coming back, so I guess I’ll part with it. They are definitely not coming back. For sure.” Famous last words, right?

I remember wearing those in the nineties with a colorful cardigan and thinking I was so cool. Like, Alicia Silverstone, cool.   Continue reading “Five Things”

Thursday Things I Love: Our Life Lately

Do you ever have those times in your life where you have a few days in a row where nothing really special happens and yet everything that happened was special somehow? I mean, I’m not talking about winning the lottery or having a fancy night out with your husband. I’m talking about moment upon moment where you can’t help but realize that your life is really, really great. That you are just so incredibly lucky.

I guess that is our life lately. This past week, I was reminded on almost an hourly basis that things are pretty great. That my life is full of amazing people, and those people fill my story with all this goodness, you know? It’s funny, the dichotomy, though. Mike and I are in the process of trying to figure out some big *life* stuff, and that can feel so heavy. So draining. But in the midst of all this wondering and worrying and stressing and trying-to-figure out-ing, there is also all these people and experiences that draw into focus what matters. Continue reading “Thursday Things I Love: Our Life Lately”

Things I Love: Orange Clove Dish Soap, Face Oil, and Honest Slogans

I’ve been using a few products lately that I’ve really fallen in love with, so I thought I’d share them with you today (along with several other favorites).

Mrs. Meyers Orange Clove dish soap smells a-mazing. I won’t go so far to say that it makes doing the dishes any easier, but it does make the process (and your whole kitchen) smell like a Christmas party.  Continue reading “Things I Love: Orange Clove Dish Soap, Face Oil, and Honest Slogans”

Just Push Play: If My Life Had a Soundtrack

The other night my husband and I were talking about how our lives – and the experience of living those lives – would be changed if we could do it with a soundtrack accenting our every move, every emotion, every experience. It’s a thought I’ve had before. How would our life be changed, for the better or possible for the worse, if we had someone hand picking music to go along with our every experience? The good ones, the bad, the exciting times and the mundane. And of course, everything in between.

My husband and I are always listening to music. Because our taste in music is varied and diverse, the type of music we play at home fluctuates with our mood, the season, and is dependent on our activity. We may not have some omniscient DJ skillfully laying down tracks to amplify the themes of our life, but without a doubt, I can think back over our life and recall certain songs that correlate with some of our biggest (or maybe just best) life moments. Here is the soundtrack I came up with: Continue reading “Just Push Play: If My Life Had a Soundtrack”