Favorite Tidbits from Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist

I recently came across this book on one of my thrift store adventures. You know how something leaps out at you and you just grab it without really thinking about it? Well, that happened to me with this book. And it wasn’t a big risk since it was, like, $1.98. #bonus #guiltfree Of course, the […]

Fearless Writing Challenge Day 19: When Will You Remember Me?

I hope you remember me when you see pink roses or smell strong coffee. And of course you will think of me when you hear someone speaking French, or you stand on the Eiffel Tower and are still enough to feel the sway of the floor beneath you and the Parisian wind in your hair. Of course […]

On Moving and Life Lessons

In May things were looking good. The end of the school year was mere weeks away and I had a good, solid plan for transitioning from teaching into writing full-time. We had recently – finally, after nearly three years in the house – put the finishing touches on my office space. I was feeling really positive […]

The Debut of “Vanilla Cookies” or Things I Enjoyed Recently

Several of my favorite bloggers offer a weekly round-up of sorts…a compendium of things they came across that made them pause, or smile, or inspired them in some way. I am joining them! Welcome to Vanilla Cookies: a weekly round-up of quotes, podcasts, books, websites, experiences, etc. that I found enjoyable or intriguing or inspiring over […]