Hi friends! It's been a wonderful weekend of good friends and good wine, and looking at mummies and dinosaur fossils. I hope yours was equally magical! This week, I was given a tiny miracle. Years ago, my mom gave me the Elsa Peretti "J" necklace from Tiffany & Co. for Christmas. It was special and … Continue reading Friday Miracle.
Happy New Year, friends! During this first week of this new year, I'm adjusting my typical New Year routine. Most years, I sit down with a pad of paper and a fresh pen to write my New Year goals. (In our family, we like to have goals to which we aspire as opposed to resolutions … Continue reading New Year/New Tune.
Hi Friends! It's been a while. Sometimes you reach a point in your life when, though it's nobody's fault and you had good intentions, you realize you've made yourself very small in your own life. Your heart isn't in the scaffolding you've constructed to prop up a facade you've built, choosing and laying every brick yourself and … Continue reading Picking Up the Pieces.
Happy Saturday, friends! I'm having my sprinklers blown out today (#grownup), so while I'm a homebound hostage for a couple hours waiting for the tech, I'm indulging in some hot coffee, a cheesy Hallmark movie, and laughing at the never-ending play outside my window. From where I sit, I can see a blue jay squawking at … Continue reading Bird Lady.
As my step-sister Katie said upon leaving Denver this morning, "I've got a case of the Sundays." But let's focus on the positives: I had wonderful visitors this weekend, it's a beautiful day outside, and I used a shop vac like a boss this morning. We visited Red Rocks this weekend and enjoyed the view … Continue reading Sing-a-long.
Hi Friends! Happy Wednesday/first day of Fall! Minus a little haze, it's a gorgeous day here in Colorado. I'm sad to see the sun rising a little later each morning, but I suppose apple cider, blazing gold aspens, and boot weather will be a good consolation prize. I've been in my new house for just … Continue reading Jump.
Hi friends! It's been a minute. I hope you've all been well. The last few months of 2014 have been so full of fun and changes and challenges and crying at my desk and laughing until my face hurt. DePauw lost the Monon Bell game (watch out, Wallies - we're playing the long game), my … Continue reading Happy (Almost) New Year.
When I was two, my grandparents traveled to England to visit my grandmother's pen pal. They also visited Scotland, and they brought back a doll for me. This doll had golden ringlets topped with a plaid beret, and she wore a matching kilt with white knee socks and little black mary janes. She stood upright, … Continue reading #YesScotland.
Happy Tuesday, people! After two consecutive weekends in the mountains, I was craving some city time - part of my constant quest to find balance between Colorado adventures and "New York" cool. When an email came through touting a Friends of Laphroaig event at Space Gallery, I was in. Laphroaig, if you're not familiar, is … Continue reading Cheers.
Hi friends! I had a birthday this weekend, and it was spectacular (my dear friend gave a delightful account here). A bunch of people flew in from across this great nation, and we decamped to the mountains to celebrate in true Colorado fashion: we hiked, we canoed, and we hot tubbed. Several people asked how … Continue reading Dirty 30.