Archives: Life Posts

day of remembrance

I’m joining bloggers across the country today to pause and remember Charlotte Bacon, Daniel Barden, Olivia Engel, Josephine Gay, Ana Marquez-Greene, Dylan Hockley, Madeleine Hsu, Catherine Hubbard, Chase Kowalski, Jesse Lewis, James Mattioli, Grace McDonnell, Emilie Parker, Jack Pinto, Noah Pozner, Caroline Previdi, Jessica Rekos, Avielle Richman, Benjamin Wheeler, Allison...

Europe 2012: Palermo/Sicily

I want to preface this by saying that word made it to our ship about the devastating news from Connecticut yesterday afternoon.  And my heart aches for each of those precious families and friends who lost loved ones.  From the one quick glance I had at Facebook, it is...

praying.

Europe 2012: Day At Sea

Today was one of the most relaxing days I’ve had in a long time.  We spent the day on the ship “at sea” en route to the port of Palmero (Sicily).  And oh, what a wonderful place to spend a day.  From meeting new friends, to trying to eek out some...

Europe!

Hey friends!  As I just posted on Gimme Some Oven, I arrived in Europe today!!!  I am going to be spending the next 3.5 weeks here traveling around Spain, France, Italy and England, and would love for you to join along as I photo journal the trip. Now that...

the hobbit giveaway

It is Hobbit Week at Gimme Some!  And we are kicking off the Middle Earth fun today with a few Hobbit-themed giveaways. Since I am the resident food blogger, I immediately knew I had to go with this awesome Second Breakfast print from TieDyeJedi.  I have seen it many...

new ‘do.

Just a normal Wednesday.  Chillin’ out, maxin’, relaxin’ all cool….

ridiculousness.

So, I woke up this morning, and had a small revelation: I have been a bit ridiculous lately. Ok, maybe more than a bit.  :)

2012 holiday book giveaway

I am excited about today’s giveaway for so many reasons. First of all, I am thrilled to be featuring (and maybe introducing a few of you) to one of my favorite bloggers — Elise Blaha.  I have been following Elise’s beautiful blog and shop for years.  (I was even bookmarking...

christmas carols.

One of my favorite things about teaching music is getting to play and sing lots of Christmas songs with my students each December.  The kids love it.  The adults love it.  And even after listening to Christmas songs for 6 hours straight this past Monday, I still loved it!...

thanksgiving in chicago.

Our family took off to Chicago for Thanksgiving this year to visit my sister and brother-in-law.  Although apparently we picked the one morning that all flights were cancelled due to heavy fog!  Thankfully AA was on the ball and immediately rebooked our tickets, so we made it in later...

winter workouts

Confession: I am a total cold weather wimp. Give me long walks in the sunshine, pretty bike rides through the park or laps in the pool any day when it’s warm out.  But once the forecast dips below about 40 degrees, I’m done.  The only reason you’ll find me hanging...