humble pie

Lullabies & bitsy cries moved into the apartment with the arrival of our new baby.  The music and the gurgles ring-out as a reminder of how much life changed in the past two weeks.  Whereas once their was country music and conversation, now there is cooing and goose tales (don’t worry y’all, we’ll get back to C&C once we…

a love story

My heart is full. The past few days have been an absolute whirlwind of anticipation, excruciating pain, and unparalleled joy, but the main takeaway – the most important thing – is how overwhelming full my heart is. The reason for all the emotional commotion?  These two men: You might already know the tall hunk, but the little…

Rockabye Rap

Quirk alert!  Jon took me to his best friend’s wedding in Madison, Wisconsin for one of our first dates.  A big event: I met his parents, sang the fight song with his cousins, and joined everyone for Wisconsin cheese curds in the morning. After breakfast, Jon took me to explore his former campus.  We strolled hand-in-hand,…

Trio Time

Bucket lists decorate fridges and rest in journals as reminders to maximize the moment, live BIG, and make the most of… well… just about everything. The mighty list inspires the same kinda respect you might generally reserve for planning a Fiji vacation or securing tickets for the National Championship (Fingers crossed for a Badger win in 2015).  Even more likely?…

Sip & Sigh & Oh Dear Oh My

Good better best, never let it rest – til your good is better & your better is best.  That little poem hung in 1/2 my elementary school classrooms, and the jingle gets stuck in my head when I’m working on a project. Despite the constant reminder, I’m pretty much A-OK with a project being ‘good’ as…

heart & cake

Empty of words and filled with gratitude.  That sentence sums up how I’ve been feeling lately, and perhaps explains a) why I didn’t blog last week and b) why I ended up designing the above graphic when I intended to write about my weekend. My endless banter is well-known, so this transition to something more felt…

insta plans

My ideal schedule is pretty gosh darn blank.  This dream calendar has maybe one or two items per day (think bake cookies for Jon’s work party or buy birthday present for my sister), and all sorts of room for making insta-plans with friends and family.  Oh, and the perfect schedule also includes time for whims – Bake…

clink & wink

Sam Hunt crooned about taking my time, Blake Shelton promised I wouldn’t be lonely tonight, and, somewhere in between, the radio DJ announced that the top two places to meet singles are the gym and the dog park, respectively. I can’t tell you about batting eyelashes at the gym because I work-out in my favorite high-school sneakers…

banana bike

The clocks sprang forward this weekend, and so did my resolve to pause time and enjoy the goodness of longer days, sunlight, and blooming greens for as long as possible. Winter was a blizzard of prepping & planning for our spring arrival (i.e., baby boy), but now that the time is near — well —…

TMI time

Floor to ceiling windows cover our living room, and while this is generally a good thing – streaming light, expansive views, etc – the architects put a bathroom right-smack-square in front of the view. Jon uses the bathroom to shower, and so it’s critical that he remembers clothing/towels/other-means-of-covering-himself whenever he bathes.  Does this seem like…

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