I always see homes filled with plants on Instagram and renovation shows and sigh longingly. My mom is a great gardener (my dad, too) so I grew up surrounded by indoor plants and a lush backyard garden. As for me? I kill succulents. I either give them too much attention, or not enough. Nick is … Continue reading Amidst the Plants
Every so often here on the blog I take a break of sorts and whip up a quick post that answers Barbara Brown Taylor’s question, “what’s saving your life right now?” If you’re new around here or want to know more about how I came upon this practice you can read more here. A quick … Continue reading What’s Saving My Life: My Blanket
My parents like to joke that the room I grew up in is 2 inches smaller than it was when I was born. It’s true. I love to rearrange, redecorate, and repaint. I just like a fresh space. I’ve written about it before, odds are, I’ll write about it again. This weekend Nick and I … Continue reading Painter’s Tape
When I was on pilgrimage in Italy this summer, something surprised me: I found myself craving plateaus. There is a hike here in Virginia that I have done a couple of times called Crabtree Falls. It is up, up, up for 2 miles. A series of switchbacks and stairs to the top of a waterfall. … Continue reading Learning to Love Plateaus
On a Friday afternoon I sat criss-cross-applesauce on the carpet in my first-grade classroom. Our teacher held up a glass of water and asked if we thought it would be fuller, less full, or go unchanged over the weekend if she left it sitting by the window. Six-year-old me quickly raised my hand and proclaimed … Continue reading A Glass Half Empty?
I am writing this post just a few hours before I head to catch my overnight flight to Italy. As you are reading though, I am already walking somewhere in Italy. It is the fifth day of my journey on the Via Francigena, and if everything goes according to plan, today I will walk 18 … Continue reading Pilgrim Prayers
What do you do, where do you go, when you need to rest and reset? June is a full month for us over here. I leave in 10 days for 10 days (more about that in next week’s post) and as soon as I get back, Nick leaves for a few days. A few months … Continue reading River Rain