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30 Things I Have Learned At 30

I did it — I turned 30 today!!! Since decade markers tend to invite a fair share of introspection, I decided to make a list (whoo!) of 30 things I have learned in the past ten years to celebrate.  It’s far from exhaustive, and I’ll warn you that it’s...

Emoticon-ing

Thanks to my friend, Bet, I finally learned how to get with the party and downloaded the Emoji app for my iPhone. And I have to admit — it makes me ridiculously happy. There’s something about adults (especially my friends who are uber-talented with words) sending goofy faces and...

Currently

It’s been a little while since I’ve done a “Currently” post. Life has been plenty busy lately, but the good kind of busy.  A little less work, more time with friends and family, and lots of time soaking up the sunshine when the weather was warm.  (Ok, ok, and then...

On Blogging: Perspective

I have to admit that I’m a huge people-watcher.  Whether it’s airports, coffee shops, churches, you name the place, I’m that girl who’s always taking in her surroundings (in a hopefully non-creepster way!).  I can’t help it.  I have always been completely fascinated by how people interact with one...

On Friendship: Being Known

When I was a kid, I remember our old pastor always used to close the worship services each week with his trademark benediction: “The One who knows you the best, loves you the most.  Thanks be to God.” While I know this is profoundly, wonderfully, and mysteriously true with...

Spring Loves.

Green. Sunlit evenings. Fresh asparagus. Back decks. Newness. My birthday. Windows down. Rain. Easter. Picnics. Farmers markets. Birdsongs. Deep breaths. Bike rides. Warmth. Yellow tulips. Hope. What are your favorite things about Spring?

currently

Whew!  I just finished up a mega big food styling project at work that has consumed my days and evening these past two weeks, and am finally getting to sit down and catch up on a bit of life.  So thought I would post another “currently” on here about,...

love.

For Valentine’s Day this year, thought I would leave you with one of my favorite love quotes from my favorite book.  So thankful this is true. Love and be loved, friends!

songs for ash wednesday

This afternoon, I have been listening to some songs for Ash Wednesday and thought I might share a few of my favorites with you. Traditionally, Ash Wednesday is the day in the Christian liturgical calendar that is a call to repentance, when we pause to reflect upon the scripture...

currently.

Loving the new video app Vine.  It’s like the 6-second-video version of Instagram.  Come find me at GimmeSomeOven! Listening to The Lone Bellow’s new album.  Since it looks like The Civil Wars are not getting back together anytime soon (tragic!), this band is quickly becoming my new Americana favorite. Saving up...

January In Photos

I can hardly believe that the first month of 2013 has already come and gone!  What a month it has been. From the coasts of Europe, to settling back into the heart of the Midwest.  From record 74-degree January days to freezing subzero temps (within a 3-day timespan, of...

kindle

I finally did it. After years of being a hardcopy book snob, convinced that no technology would (or should!) ever separate me from my beloved books, I finally caved and just bought a Kindle Fire.   And I have to admit… …it’s kind of ridiculously cool.