October is probably my favorite month. After the craziness of early 2020 I am especially thankful for the rhythm and routine that fall months bring. It is also the time my work begins to slow down and I can focus on planning for the year ahead.Continue Reading
And just like that it’s almost Autumn. What feels like the longest year of our lives is already in its adolescents and I am totally unprepared for it. As much as I’d love 2020 to be over, it feels like we’ve spent a year in a waiting room. Anxious to move forward without knowing the future and sad to leave behind the lives we had before masks and unrestricted travel. I hate waiting, but I also know there is a lot of growth in down time and reflection.
Having spent more time at home than ever, many of us are finding that our homes have a profound impact on how we deal with stress and anxiety. While spending most of my life (awake) at work (an extremely depressing thought if I’m being honest) my home is my refuge. I love coming home and finding a peaceful serenity after a busy day at work.Continue Reading
As a young girl, classic films were always a staple for our family movie nights. Whether it was westerns featuring Jon Wayne (my grandmother’s favorite) or musicals like White Christmas and State Fair I loved each one. They became a part of me in a special way like no recent movies ever had. Like new found friends, each classic movie I watched influenced my sense of self, fashion, and interests.Continue Reading
Looking back over the past 4 years, one of the things I miss most often as a college graduate is the start of a new school year. Something about the expectations of a new year and the fun of seeing friends again makes me melancholy every autumn and I miss the days where the only worry was if I was going to skip my 8AM to go grab coffee with a friend and if the all nighter I pulled to write a paper paid off.Continue Reading
I think there is something about fall that makes me want to return to the basics. The fun of summer frills and vacation often prompt me to begin to take stock of my closet and return to more subtle, natural colors, sweaters, and a good set of basics for cooler weather.Continue Reading
I’ve had a lot of discussions about hobbies with my husband. To put it bluntly, neither of us are “hobby” people. We both like working and staying busy and not to mention total homebodies. Its not to say that we don’t WANT hobbies, but its that we like too many things to invest in one area of hobby-ing that we never end up investing the time in them.Continue Reading
Cooking, for me, is therapeutic. After a long, stressful day at work I love to come home to a fridge full of good ingredients and whip up something magical.
There is something about the smell of fresh herbs, the sizzle of onions sauteing in a pan, a glass of wine in your hand, and the gentle melody of music that make all the problems of life drift away. Life gets simpler in the kitchen… no more deadlines, decisions, or phone calls, just you, the stove, and the perfect playlist.Continue Reading
Welcome to the first installment of a new column called Weekly Roundup! If there is one thing I love, its finding a way to talk about obscure think pieces and my love of random a** products in one link heavy article for your viewing pleasure. This week has been exhaustively muggy, its almost 100 degrees F here is Cleveland with humidity levels that make it much a kin to the amazon rain forest. Its so hot, I’ve even contemplated wearing a tank top and shorts, which is a VERY rare occurrence for this queen of ice….
Thankfully, the internet gods offered up a poo poo platter of extra goodness to make the heat a bit more bearable and I am thrilled to offer you the first of many weekly roundups.Continue Reading
I haven’t shared much about my hair products in quite some time so here is an update about what I use everyday and my tips for getting the most out of your hair. I often try to change up my routine and try new products, but there are some items that remain a constant over the years.. These are some of my favorite products and most of them I’ve used for over three years and have loved the results I’ve gotten.Continue Reading
Here we are in the fourth volume of Weekend Reads! It’s quickly become one of my favorite blog topics because there is so much out there to learn! “You are, what you read…” as the saying goes, and I am a firm believer that if you really want to know what someone is all about, ask them what they read.Continue Reading