Small Talk

  • What are you listening to?

    In the last year, I’ve spent more time at home than any other season in my adult life. It’s just me and my kiddo for most of the day, and it gets quiet. Don’t misunderstand; she’s 1 year old and keeps a steady stream of babble going, so it isn’t quiet. But the house still […]

  • The Art of (Inconsistent) Journaling Journaling

    The other night, I was in an inexplicable funk. You know the kind? You can’t quite put your finger on what’s up, but for a short period of time, you just feel unsettled and unbalanced. Nothing is wrong, exactly, but it doesn’t feel right either. And so, for the first time in a couple of […]

  • What’s Working

    Every now and then, I like to take note of what’s working in my life. It’s so easy to to throw your hands up in the air and say, “Nothing. Nothing is working and nothing is going well.” But let’s not be melodramatic. Something has to be working. A quick little “what’s working” list can […]

  • Saturday Small Talk Lake of the Clouds

    Happy Saturday, folks! What are you up to? We’re off to Grand Rapids for an early Thanksgiving celebration with one side of my family, and then to Kalamazoo for my Oma’s birthday on Sunday. It’ll be a great weekend full of family time! Unrelated to it being the weekend: I’m on the hunt for a […]

  • Lately–A Life Update! new house

    It’s been awhile since I’ve visited this sweet space, and you know what? I’ve missed it! I’ve missed documenting my favorite recipes and travels and life happenings in this little corner of the internet. So, I’m back. Here’s to new beginnings! The last year in a nutshell September, 2015–We’re going to have a baby! Due […]

  • Saturday Small Talk

    Welcome to your (hopefully) long weekend! Any fun plans? We are going to hang out and take it easy. We might head north to pick up the last of the piano studio furnishings.┬áThen again, we might not. I know I want to soak up all of the sunshine northern Michigan has left for me. I […]