I Spy Bottle: Garden Life

Hello everyone! I’ve decided to theme each month’s worth of posts and this month has a small thread of gardening extending through them all. Next month, I plan to dive into connecting with ourselves, but for today, I’ll be explaining how to make an I spy bottle. There are so many different I spy bottle…

Hands On: Home, Health, and Education

January has been here and gone and oh, what a month it’s been! I’ll do you all a favor and save you from the personal matters that were included in this month. Many tears were shed. Instead, I want to focus on something positive. I’ve heard someone mention time and time again that something changes…

New Year, Same Consistently Evolving Me

A new year is upon us and, if you’re like me, you don’t believe that January 1st magically makes you a better or more motivated person, just like your birthday doesn’t make you feel any older or wiser. Everything is always achieved gradually. But perhaps it is the new year, the recent passing of my…

Destination: Happiness (Consider Losing the Itinerary)

I’m not sure anyone can fully comprehend the emotion I feel behind this post as simple as it may seem; fear, vulnerability, love, a pit in my stomach, tears in my eyes, an ‘oh shit’ kind of feeling that can neither be described as good or bad. A few weeks ago I came across the…

Book Review Roundup: Children’s Edition

I am a sucker for children’s books. They’re short, quick, often colorful, easy reads that typically hold some value we can all benefit from. I made it a goal this year to read ten children’s books, which isn’t a lofty goal, but one I hoped would inspire some creativity. Whenever I pop into Barnes &…

Checks and Balances

A week or so ago, I had the idea to write down how I would ideally like to be as a parent, should I ever become one. Current parents, go ahead and roll your eyes. Now, I get it’s different when you’re in the situation, but I also feel like it’s worth jotting down things…

Announcement: Changes Coming!

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” -Theodore Roosevelt It’s been on my mind for some time now to change up the content of the blog. While I enjoy sharing my thoughts, I often feel like a self-righteous broken record. That’s…