Category: Everyday Life

Open Windows

I have officially added something to the list of my favorite things on earth: open windows. The weather has been up and down here since the calendar officially welcomed in Spring.  But through those past few weeks, even tonight’s glorious thunderstorm, my windows have remained open.  Sometimes cracked, sometimes flung...

Words

Somehow I seem to have surrounded myself in life with friends who are amazing with words. I’m sure you know what I mean.  They are those people who always have the perfect encouraging or comforting thing to say when a friend is having a hard time.  They are those...

Friday Flowers

I’ve decided to start a new little tradition in my home — Friday flowers. I used to think that I wasn’t one of those girls who loved flowers.  But I’ve come to find — especially during the cold and gray days of winter — that I in fact really...

New Christmas Traditions

After having spent the month of December in Europe last year, it was fun to be back home with my family in Wichita this Christmas.  My sister and brother in law were in town from Chicago, my pup was looking very merry for the occasion, and we were all...

Give A Granola Bar

Somehow I have found myself in conversations with friends multiple times this past month about how to respond when someone on the street asks you for money.  Now that I live downtown, and go for daily walks, and run most of my errands around the neighborhood, I find myself...

December Daily

Happy December, everyone!  I hope that you all had a warm and merry Thanksgiving.  (And to my Jewish friends, I hope that you had a blast celebrating the a once-in-a-lifetime — or really, once-in-79,000-lifetimes! — Thanksgivukkah.  So cool!!) I spent most of my holiday week at home with family in...

Poetry and Printing

I have to be honest.  My book club is awesome. Said awesomeness is due entirely to the group of amazing, creative, bright, thoughtful women who I’m grateful to call friends and fellow bookies.  But it is also due to the oh-so-official traditions that govern our little monthly get-togethers.  Hours...

Poetry & Printing

I have to be honest.  My book club is awesome. Said awesomeness is due entirely to the group of amazing, creative, bright, thoughtful women who I’m grateful to call friends and fellow bookies.  But it is also due to the oh-so-official traditions that govern our little monthly get-togethers.  Hours...

Currently

Happy First Day of Autumn Eve, everyone!  I’m getting ready to take off on a camping trip with my book club in a few hours, but thought I’d pop in a quick “Currently” post before I head out. This month has definitely been a great one, I think in...

Labor Day Weekending

I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend — free of laboring, and full of fun! Mine ended up being a full and wonderful weekend.  And with the exception of a few hours spent on a freelancing project that I forgot about (oops), it was blissfully free...

My Workout Gear

We’re starting a new little series site-wide here called “Gimme Some Favorites”.  And after posting this mason jar inspired roundup today on Oven, I thought it would be fun to do a little fitness version here at Gimme Some Life. So without further ado, here is a roundup of...

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...