This Week 3 Years Ago: Florence, Italy

Since our lives have been substantially more low-key lately, and our days have been filled with the same activities of mostly staying home, I thought that it would be fun to start sharing some of our “this week’s highlights” from years past. May and June are typically European travel months for us, but since we […]

The Mr.’s Birthday, Long Walks + Longing for Italy

the perfect gloomy backdrop for a morning spent in the kitchen Saturday / Today was a big kitchen day. Tomorrow is Ryan’s birthday, and so I wanted to make sure to get as much of the cooking done today so that tomorrow we could just relax and celebrate together. It’s a little bit harder to […]

Same Same, Different Week

dave’s killer bread + all of the toppings Saturday / I call this the “Everything But the Kitchen Sink Avocado Toast.” What originally started out as just a basic avocado toast (with some cream cheese and a big slice of tomato), really turned into something much, much different. Just as I was finishing making us […]

Quiet Days + A Lot of the Same

Saturday / I’ve been really struck with how quiet the city has been lately. And really, it’s all because of the birds that I noticed it. In the mornings I often do a little bit of work on our sofa. And with our windows and patio doors open, I am graced with a beautiful gentle […]

Easter + More Quarantine Cooking

this year was our first year dying brown eggs Saturday / The Easter festivities officially began today. And honestly, we almost forgot that Easter was already here. Normally we are surrounded by family this time of year, but because of the stay-at-home orders, things have been very different. But the show must go on. Or […]

Rain Showers, Organizing + Still Adjusting

Saturday / I started out this cloudy Saturday morning in a way that I haven’t for a while now, I went for a run. And while it felt great to get out there and move my body, it also felt not so great. It’s kind of bizarre how this pandemic has thrown off some of […]

Fresh Pasta, Long Walks + Blurred Days

homemade pasta, recipe courtesy of our favorite restaurant in Florence Saturday / Like most days, I woke up with a plan. But today’s plan was a little bit different – fresh pasta. I wanted to commit the better part of our day to stocking up our freezer full of fresh pasta. And so we did. […]

House Projects + Nonstop Jammies

my tomatoes and basil ready for repotting Saturday / Ryan has officially been home from work for one week now, and I think that he was really looking forward to doing nothing. But unfortunately for him, he didn’t realize that I had a whole list of things that I wanted his help with. (Sorry babe!) […]

Camping, Cooking + Keeping Balanced

Saturday / As we all know, it’s been a week. (Really it’s been a few now.) But we finished packing up our car, and we made it out to Joshua Tree National Park. And most importantly (and thankfully) we got a campsite. Talk about a sigh of relief. Sunday / After successfully relocating ourselves to […]

My “Aha” Moment

sunday / the most beautiful yellow tulips from my in-laws These past few weeks have sort of had a theme for me – time and reflection. For months now, I have found myself struggling to make peace with the feeling of being busy. And as I had touched on a few weeks ago, yes, I […]