Exactly four years ago, J and I went on our first date. When J first asked me out, I wanted to say: yes yes yes YES YEEEESSSS. But instead I asked him to wait two months. (Crazy lady, I know.) I had gotten out of a very short but very destructive relationship just a few … Continue reading An Ode to My Husband
Lately I have been hard pressed to find the courage or bravery to write. There’s just too much you-know-what going on in the world that trying to write about it or anything else seems too daunting and simultaneously too trivial. And if I am being completely honest—I am scared about perception if I do step … Continue reading Falling in Fall
Katie Ann, one of my dearest friends, recently approached me and pitched the idea of doing a collaboration. The task? Mix our skills and passions together to plan, create, and execute a gorgeous, thematic, and delicious dining experience. What do I love more than food and people? Food and people together, all around me, … Continue reading We’re Cooking Up Something Exciting…
Yesterday afternoon, J and I fell through our front door, collapsing into a pile of blankets and totes, stale campfire smoke clinging to our skin. Even after hot showers, it still lingered, as if begging us to once again settle in next to a fire and disregard all pace of life. Four days and three … Continue reading We Went Camping
When I think back on my childhood, the memories that stand out always hail from the seemingly endless country summers, each one covered in a thin haze of lazy Midwest heat. They come muddled together— bicycle rides up and down the dusty driveway, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, weeding Momma’s flower gardens, racing to the … Continue reading Can We Go Camping Every Weekend?
Last weekend my parents and brothers traveled down to Nashville to spend the weekend with us. We played games, drank sweet peach sangria, visited the Country Music Hall of Fame, storm watched on the porch, and grilled marinated balsamic chicken. It was lovely. Every time I visit home or my family visits during the summer, … Continue reading Roasted Red Pepper Hummus + Family Weekend
My labor day weekend was just long enough to sink into the familiarity of comforting new rituals. J worked every day, so I started each morning watching the sunrise alone through our bedroom window and then lazily slumping around the kitchen, counting the minutes to my single cup of coffee being ready. It felt like … Continue reading Labor Day: Moving Slow