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Spring Greens!

Spring Greens!

Our fridge is filled to the brim with local and fresh vegetables from our CSA at Cane Creek Farm. Today marks week two of sixteen weeks of beautiful, flourishing and colorful vegetables. This makes me very happy. Instead of haphazardly planning menus for the week, […]

Deep Thoughts on Laundry Detergent

Deep Thoughts on Laundry Detergent

Good Morning, I’m making my grocery list today and paused when I wrote “laundry detergent,” reminded of a recent text thread among my high school girlfriends about detergents. A couple of years ago I always made our laundry detergent, but the effort’s faded a bit […]

Has Someone in Your Life Let You Down?

Has Someone in Your Life Let You Down?

Has someone in your life let you down? I believe we can all answer “yes” to this question. It may be as trivial as a colleague not following through or as significant as a life-partner breakup, but heartbreak, disappointment, and grief are pretty much part […]

Imagine Your Name Spoken By a Risen Savior

Imagine Your Name Spoken By a Risen Savior

Imagine it was your name He spoke on that first Easter morning: Then the disciples went back to their homes, but Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated […]

Don’t Forget the Potato Salad and the OBGYN Appointment

Don’t Forget the Potato Salad and the OBGYN Appointment

My 2017 calendar is burning a hole in my desk drawer. With its sea-blue cover and gold lettering, I flip through it and look back at my notes a year ago this week. Work calls, a vet appointment for Taxi, a haircut for Sutton, piano […]

Daily Intentions + Weekly Menu (and Don’t Forget Valentine’s Day!)

Daily Intentions + Weekly Menu (and Don’t Forget Valentine’s Day!)

I received an email newsletter in January from one of my favorite authors, Jen Sincero, about New Year’s resolutions and how they’re difficult to keep throughout the year. Jen instead suggests we make daily intentions because it’s much easier to exercise today, or drink 75 ounces […]

Family-Style Dining at Len Foote Hike Inn + Great Recipe for Leftovers

Family-Style Dining at Len Foote Hike Inn + Great Recipe for Leftovers

This past Friday, my friend Annie and I ventured to Len Foote Hike Inn, a backcountry lodge accessed via Amicalola Falls State Park. Getting to the inn required a 5-mile hike both in and out, and I had the grand idea of making it a […]

Snuggle In Meal Plan

Snuggle In Meal Plan

I love reading cookbooks, perusing Pinterest for recipes, and talking with my cooking friends about what they’ve recently made. A good meal means connecting with loved ones at the table, an opportunity to try new flavors and methods, an expression of art with colors and […]

Christmas Hurts

Christmas Hurts

With its twinkling lights, treasured ornaments, familiar smells, and resonating music that can take us to another time in an instant, the Christmas season magnifies our wounds. Christmas is beautiful, but it hurts because we miss people. I can easily recall my grandfather sitting at […]

All the Gifts

All the Gifts

My “day” job consists of telling other people’s stories. I’m a public relations consultant, so I get to write about lots of awesome people and then go and tell other awesome people what they’re up to. It’s a lot of fun, especially because these folks […]