Every year, two dear friends and I get together for a weekend getaway. We were lucky enough to live together when we all worked for the same organization in Indiana, and aim to recreate that sweet season for a few … Continue reading
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 May 22, 2016. We’re so excited!
September, 2015–The same week I found out I was pregnant, I opened a business! Because why not to do two hard things all in one year-grow a baby and a business simultaneously. Lake Notes Music Studio offers piano, guitar, and ukulele lessons to the greater Cadillac, MI, area. If you’re around, check us out!
The rest of the fall—I spent the first few months of pregnancy feeling generally exhausted and queasy, but didn’t have it toooo bad, all things considered. We first saw our sweet nugget on an ultrasound in November and had such a great time telling friends we were expecting!
We decided not to find out the baby’s gender at our 20 week ultrasound, so I spent the winter and spring growing rounder and rounder and wondering if we would welcome a son or a daughter in May (but being pretty convinced I was carrying a boy).
And in late May, we oh-so-happily welcomed sweet Julia into our family! A baby girl! I couldn’t believe it.
Summer, 2016— In just her few months, Julia has been canoeing, camping, on several weekend trips, tubing down a river, to two Great Lakes… She’s our adventure baby and we’re so grateful we get to be her parents!
As of this month, Julia is 5 months old. Her skills include being adorable, babbling, avoiding naps, and sprouting teeth. Some of these skills are more charming than others. As you can imagine.
September, 2016–We bought a house! I’ll do another post giving you a tour, but in the meantime, here’s our little slice of northern lower Michigan paradise. We’re on a little river, tucked away in the woods, and we love it so.
Photo credit to Bob (@bobs_the_word)
In short, it’s good to be back, folks! Get ready for some recipes I’ve been loving lately, home improvement projects, some budgeting tips, and recaps of our latest adventures.
What are you up to this fine, August Saturday? We started our day canning tomatoes, have a cookout planned for later, and might even squeeze in a campfire. All in all–a perfect summer weekend!
In case you missed it….I made the most delicious and unhealthy cookie dough dip.
You may drink as much coffee as you like.
Frozen hot chocolate….mmm, good!
If you’re bored, go for a hike.
Being sarcastic is good for you!
Story tellers unite! Arranging your life into a narrative is good for your brain.
Rescue your photos from digital oblivion. Join the #preserveproject!
I want to try this DIY face cleanser.
A simple phrase will help you live a happier life.
Enjoy your weekend!
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