The Good Ol’ Days + Summer Essentials

Every Summer for as long as I can remember, my parents would sign us up for swim lessons at our community pool. And although I wasn’t crazy about taking the actual lessons or having to perform the final swim test, I did love being able to spend the entire day at the pool. In the […]

Finding the Words + My Recent Distractions

This year has brought a lot of ups and downs. And on some days (or even most days) it has felt like more downs than ups. The pandemic and the lockdown that we have all faced has brought with it so many different life challenges. And just when it felt like we were maybe starting […]

Daily Gratitude, Shakshuka, Travel + More

If you run a Google search for the terms “daily gratitude,” you will find yourself with a plethora of articles from news sources, famous thinkers, innovators, inventors, speakers, excerpts from books, and from people just like me. And we are all basically sharing the same idea – expressing gratitude on a daily basis is insanely […]

That Quarantine Life

Unlike most people in quarantine, we don’t have any streaming service subscriptions. Nope, no Netflix or Disney+ for us. We have had Netflix on and off over the years, but we never seemed to regularly watch it. So just as we have tried to streamline and minimize the physical items in our lives, we’ve also […]

Daydreaming in the Midst of it All

I feel like my timing is off. And to be honest, I have been pushing these feelings down because I feel a little bit guilty for admitting them. But here it goes – I have been yearning with all of my heart to get away. To fly away to Provence or to Italy. To the […]

Being Home, Pasta + Dr. Seuss

I’m sure that it’s been apparent that I’ve been doing a lot of self reflecting lately, especially since I have written about it several times now. And something that I’m really realizing about myself more and more, is that I really cherish a quiet life. As much as I love to travel, to try new […]

Adulting, Learning Italian + Squeaky Cheese

I recently read something on the internet that went something like, “you know that you’re an adult when you start saying. . .next week shouldn’t be as busy. . .every week for the rest of your life.” And immediately I laughed out loud. This is me. For about as long as I can remember now, […]