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The Weekend Edit: February 26, 2021

The Weekend Edit: February 26, 2021

Hi, friends! We currently have no weekend plans at our house, but we have made a rule that we need to leave the house as family for at least 30 minutes each weekend. We’re trying to come out of our Covid hibernation. Here are some…

The Best and Worst Books I Read in 2020 (Plus Some Honorable Mentions)

The Best and Worst Books I Read in 2020 (Plus Some Honorable Mentions)

It’s February 2021, so that can only mean one thing: time to round up the best books I read in 2020. Clearly. Doesn’t everyone wait almost two months after the New Year to reveal their faves? Just me, huh?    Last year I read 40…

The Weekend Edit: May 9, 2020

The Weekend Edit: May 9, 2020

Hi, friends! Here are some links from around the web that I enjoyed this week 🙂     Recipe of the week: Mediterranean Baked Veggies: This is my go-to meal. We add in roasted chickpeas and turkey meatballs to give it some protein.   Non-Covid…

Thursday 3: May 7, 2020

Thursday 3: May 7, 2020

Hi, friends! I hope all is well in your world. I had a really hard time coming up with three things I’m loving in my life this week. I “went back to work” on Monday and have been trying to figure out how to do…

Quarantine Baking: Ten Recipes to Try Now

Quarantine Baking: Ten Recipes to Try Now

Like the rest of America (and the world?), I’ve been stuck at home waaay more than I had anticipated this spring, and I am baking, baking, baking. I love to bake, but I don’t do it as much as I’d like because I never seem…

The Weekend Edit: May 1, 2020

The Weekend Edit: May 1, 2020

Hi, friends! Here are some links from around the web that I enjoyed this week 🙂     Recipe of the week: Giant Double Chocolate Cookies: Makes a dozen HUGE cookies. I sent some to my aunt in the mail (hi, Aunt Lee Anne!) and…

Thursday 3: April 30, 2020

Thursday 3: April 30, 2020

Hi, friends! It’s another Thursday. It’s been a pretty good week for us so far. We had a Zoom call with some former colleagues in Hawaii. After canceling our April trip to the Big Island and Maui, being able to see our friends was just…

The Hiking Trick You Need Now To Get Through the Pandemic

The Hiking Trick You Need Now To Get Through the Pandemic

As of this posting, our family will have been self-isolating for 8.5 weeks. That’s 61 days of 24/7 contact with the whole family. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve been within 6 feet of a non-household family member since February…

The Weekend Edit: April 24, 2020

The Weekend Edit: April 24, 2020

Hi, friends! Here are some links from around the web that I enjoyed this week 🙂     Recipe of the week: “Quicky ground turkey or beef casserole”. This is the ultimate in comfort food and it’s super simple to make. We’ve made it with…

Thursday 3: April 23, 2020

Thursday 3: April 23, 2020

Happy Thursday, friends! We’ve had an uneventful week around here. There’s not much going on when you’re staying home everyday. We’ve taken lots of walks, planted some flowers, and played with chalk both inside and outside. Here are some things that have brought a smile…