Thursday, March 8, 2018


+ New favorite podcast

+ This soundtrack has been on repeat

+ Our go-to recipe this winter 

Happy International Women's Day!


Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size   
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,   
The stride of my step,   
The curl of my lips.   
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,   
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,   
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.   
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.   
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,   
And the flash of my teeth,   
The swing in my waist,   
And the joy in my feet.   
I’m a woman

Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered   
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,   
They say they still can’t see.   
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,   
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.   
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.   
When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,   
The bend of my hair,   
the palm of my hand,   
The need for my care.   
’Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

– Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

A Cranberries Kind of Day

Like most children of the 90s, I had a love affair with The Cranberries. The latest news of their lead singer's passing is heartbreaking. The nostalgia cuts me deep!

Today's soundtrack has been exclusively from the No Need to Argue album.

Sunday, January 7, 2018


Popping in for a quick hello. We kicked off 2018 with fevers, coughs, and cold temps, but we're surviving!

As always, I'm eager for the fresh, clean slate that comes along with a new year. I couldn't decide on a word or theme this time, so I'll stick with some good old fashioned resolutions:

+ Better phone/technology habits (started using this app, Moment, which has been tremendously helpful)

+ Be kinder to those close to me (here's looking at you, husband)

+  Continue on the slow living path – less plans, more freedom in the day to day, establishing rhythms, etc.

How about you? Care to share? Wishing you all the best in this new year!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

How to Make (and Keep) a New Year's Resolution

Nothing excites me more than a new year. The idea of starting over or anew is rich with possibility. I'm still stewing over some resolutions (and that word for 2018), but here are some good tips on how to keep that New Year's resolution. 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Candle Song

We've been enjoying this indie Christmas playlist. I especially loved this pretty tune!