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Thursday 3: April 16, 2020

Thursday 3: April 16, 2020

Hi, friends! It’s Thursday, in case you didn’t know what day it is. In my parallel life, our family would be cruising around the Kona side of the Big Island today. Instead we’re at home, having another shampoo day (wash, rinse, repeat). I saw that…

A Day in the Life – Quarantine Edition: March 24, 2020

A Day in the Life – Quarantine Edition: March 24, 2020

Hey, there, friends! I love to read “day in the life” posts on other blogs and I thought I’d put one together here. I think it’s fun to see how other people live their lives and thought maybe you do, too. If anything, this post…

Thursday 3: April 9, 2020

Thursday 3: April 9, 2020

Happy Thursday! I’m bringing back my Thursday 3 weekly series today. In Thursday 3 posts, I share three things I’m currently loving. These things can run the gamut from the things we’ve done together as a family to a TV show I watched to a…

The Two Lives That Wait for You On the Other Side of the Pandemic

The Two Lives That Wait for You On the Other Side of the Pandemic

  My mother died almost three years ago and I can’t stop thinking about it. Pretty soon, many of you may have the same problem, too. Let me explain.   My mom was 68 years old when she died, seventeen years earlier than I had…

Reading Lately: 5 Books I Loved…And 1 I Really Didn’t

Reading Lately: 5 Books I Loved…And 1 I Really Didn’t

My reading goal for this year is 30 books, and I’m almost at the halfway point at 14 books read. Yes, I know the year is more than half over. Shhh! Don’t remind me! I’ll get my hiney in gear this month before the craziness…

9 Day China Travel Itinerary

9 Day China Travel Itinerary

Planning a trip to China can be a huge undertaking. There is so much to see and do, and it can be hard to compress everything into just a week or two. For our trip to China, we had the added monkey wrench of traveling…

One Year Blogiversary: What I Still Need to Learn After One Year Blogging

One Year Blogiversary: What I Still Need to Learn After One Year Blogging

It’s been one year since I first hit publish on this blog. In a way, it seems like it’s been a lot longer than that, and in other ways, the time has flown by. Blogging is a lot of work. It takes me hours to…

The 27 Books I Read in 2018

The 27 Books I Read in 2018

As I wrote about in this post, I challenged myself to read 25 books in 2018 and ended up reading 27! I documented the books I read on my personal Instagram and Facebook, captioning them with short takeaways or impressions. As the year continued, these…

Reading Challenge: How To (Actually) Read More Books This Year

Reading Challenge: How To (Actually) Read More Books This Year

If you feel like your reading life has been lacking, or (cough, cough) non-existent, I completely understand where you’re coming from! I was in the same boat at the beginning of last year, so I decided to attempt a reading challenge for myself. I cannot…

Choosing a Personal Word for 2019

Choosing a Personal Word for 2019

New year, new me! Here we are at the edge of 2018 and surreptitiously peeking at the blank slate of 2019. We’re ready to fill the year with resolutions that will write us into better versions of ourselves, but the problem is that 2019 is…