Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Time Travelers





...the only way out is by going through.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

It's Not Friday



But I have a spare 5 minutes to post this new tune by my all time favorite group, Sylvan Esso. Foot tappin' good!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Get Out Now


GET OUT NOW. Not just outside, but beyond the trap of the programmed electronic age so gently closing around so many people…. Go outside, move deliberately, then relax, slow down, look around. Do not jog. Do not run…. Instead pay attention to everything that abuts the rural road, the city street, the suburban boulevard. Walk. Stroll. Saunter. Ride a bike, and coast along a lot. Explore…. Abandon, even momentarily, the sleek modern technology that consumes so much time and money now…. Go outside and walk a bit, long enough to forget programming, long enough to take in and record new surroundings…. Flex the mind, a little at first, then a lot. Savor something special. Enjoy the best-kept secret around—the ordinary, everyday landscape that rewards any explorer, that touches any explorer with magic…all of it is free for the taking, for the taking in. Take it. take it in, take in more every weekend, every day, and quickly it becomes the theater that intrigues, relaxes, fascinates, seduces, and above all expands any mind focused on it. Outside lies utterly ordinary space open to any casual explorer willing to find the extraordinary. Outside lies unprogrammed awareness that at times becomes directed serendipity. Outside lies magic.
-John Stilgoe

Monday, February 20, 2017

Abstract



Brett and I have been chipping away at the latest docu-series on Netflix. Abstract features different kinds of design - photography, interior, architecture, even shoe! Each episode is really well done and inspiring in unique ways. There's definitely something for everyone.

Food For Thought


Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your inner life. Avoid too much noise. Read good books, have good sentences in your ears. Be by yourself as often as you can. Walk. Take the phone off the hook. Work regular hours.
- Jane Kenyon

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Slow Home


I had some extra time this morning and was able to catch up on a few podcasts. Slow Home is one of my favorites. (Thanks, Ashley, for the introduction!)

I'll be the first to admit, I'm obsessed with multi-tasking and checking my phone. Instagram, emails, texts, oh my! I have always liked feeling productive. Technology only encourages that addiction.

I found these two episodes on single tasking and unplugging especially helpful. I'd like to make a point to intentionally do both - in small ways - each day. I think it will help me become more patient and mindful as I continue figuring out work, life, and motherhood.

I'll start this evening by putting away my phone for an hour (remember, baby steps) and focusing on JUST preparing dinner without distractions. That means not switching out the laundry or changing the radio station.

Do you already practice either of these habits? Or are you interested in giving it a try? Do tell!
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Blogging


I'm not throwing in the towel, I promise! Time has never been as valuable as it is now. If I happen to have a spare 30 minutes, it's usually spent doing unglamorous things like dishes or vacuuming. Blogging has been pushed severely to the wayside, I know. But I think of this space often and have grand ideas for keeping this creative outlet going.

Happy Love Day, y'all!