Tuesday, May 22, 2018


+ Recipe to try (will be using real milk and peanut butter)

+ Capsule wardrobe love from the WaPo

+ This continues to be my favorite podcast. I'm dabbling in their creative experiment this month. My outlet = gardening

+ New read

+ Summer read recs

+ Enjoying this album from start to finish

Monday, May 21, 2018


Every now and again I think maybe it's time to scrap Meet Me in the Morning. Then I read through some old posts and feel reinvigorated. I do love the journal aspect of a blog and the act of reminiscing. With that, I'll continue on!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The Habitat

I spent a lot of time in the car last week while driving to North and South Carolina. (Cue all the podcasts!) I had heard about The Habitat through another favorite series, Reply All, and was instantly hooked. Here's a summary:

On a remote mountain in Hawaii, there's a fake planet Mars. Six volunteers are secluded in an imitation Mars habitat where they will work as imitation astronauts for one very real year. The goal: to help NASA understand what life might be like on the red planet—and plan for the day when the dress rehearsals are over, and we blast off for real. Host Lynn Levy has been chronicling this experiment from the moment the crew set foot in their habitat, communicating with them through audio diaries that detail their discoveries, their frustrations, and their evolving and devolving relationships with each other. From those diaries, Gimlet Media has crafted an addictive serialized documentary: the true story of a fake planet.

Down South

I took a solo trip down south last week. I visited family in Charlotte and college friends in Greenville, South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina. Thankfully, the weather cooperated and it was the perfect spring weekend to be among lilacs and hydrangeas. It was so nice catching up both on rest and with friends. I'm grateful to still feel connected to that part of the country. It will always hold a special place in my heart!

Friday, March 30, 2018

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