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…

tropical ice

I close my eyes and see two poolside mummies sipping lemonade and watching ice chunks pass in the Milwaukee River.  Mini-snow-ta winter makes me dream of the tropics, and so I scoured TripAdvisor for a hotel pool that would make our baby shower trip to Milwaukee feel like a honeymoon vacation in St. Lucia. We found ourselves in the water…

bedside banter

My San Francisco livin’ BFF since 8th grade (Sarah) text me this morning to ask how last night’s book club went.  She wanted to know: Did the girls have a good time?  Did everyone like The Rosie Effect? I knew everyone enjoyed the evening (the lights when off in my apartment right around bar close), but…

matchmaker no. 77

Click, spark, connect, and 77 times.  An interesting string of words, yes?  It doesn’t mean much without an explanation, but those are the words/numbers floating right-round in my head.  I’m sipping coffee, feeling grateful for the winter sun streaming through the windows, and reflecting on how CSC77 contributed to a weekend I’d happily relive time and…

pillows & soul

Do you wake up in the middle of the night to journal important thoughts?  You know, the pearls of wisdom that spark just after you’ve turned off the lights and become one with the plush pillows surrounding you?  For me, it’s a regular thang: the lights go dark and my mind swirls with ideas for tomorrow, thoughts for…

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