In my beloved collection of autographed books is a small hand-crafted volume of poetry by Laura June. I received it back in 2010, and was immediately mesmerized, inspired, and blown away. What an amazing thing, to turn your work into something tangible. Back then I was busy running a business and taking care of my … Continue reading Mover & Shaker: Laura June Topolsky
I have known Cristen as a mutual friend for over a decade, but it wasn't until this year that the two of us connected personally, rather than waiting for the next random occurrence. I'm so glad we did! Cristen is the absolute opposite of me. Adventure-seeking, patient, loves to be outside...yet I find we have … Continue reading Q&A with Cristen J.
I get so greedy at the library. I read a new "must read" list and immediately add all the book suggestions to my queue. Except, usually the books show up faster than I can finish one. Currently I have waiting for me on my nightstand (amongst others): Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche - book club pick … Continue reading Friday Reads: Where to Begin?
Some of my favorite things to listen to and watch around the holidays weren't created to be a holiday genre. For example, I got Radiohead's THE BENDS on Christmas Eve in, oh, 1996 maybe, and even though it has nothing to do with Christmas, almost every time I listen to it, aside from making my … Continue reading A Very Radiohead Christmas
With October fast approaching, I thought I would try a book that's been on my list for ages, a novella called "We Have Always Lived in the Castle" by Shirley Jackson (the Shirley Jackson of "The Lottery" and "The Haunting of Hill House" fame). image via Good Reads The story follows a young girl and … Continue reading Friday Reads: Arsenic and Old…Rice
My train of thought: Ordered baby announcements, so I need to get those mailed out. I need addresses for all the relatives on Dan's side of the family. They need to go in my address book. But I'm not writing them in pen! Where's my pencil? I don't have ONE SINGLE PENCIL in the entire … Continue reading Geeky Over Office Supplies
A few months before having my second child, I decided to decrease my landfill input and start cloth diapering. My rules for it were this: If I could do just three-to-five diapers a week (which would be about one day's worth, not counting nap time or overnight), that would be worth it to me. Every … Continue reading Cloth Diapering