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…

accidental goodness

It’s one of my all-time favorite things (right up there with vacations-of-all kinds, and just below engagements/birth announcements/birthdays) but it neva-eva gets put on the  calendar.  Without any hype or plan, well, it barely ever happens for my little family.  Feeling riddled? I’m talking about laziness so complete it feels luxurious.  You know, the kinda…

winter wish

Winter flurries bring creativity the way April showers bring – you got this – May flowers.  It wish-washed over me last year, but 2015 is making me realize how much winter makes us WORK FOR IT.  It’s too cold to get outside, and so we improvise and find ways to stay cozy & entertained wherever the temp…

must love sundaes

I’m always up for a good conversation about The Top 5.  Blame it on my love for favorites and making good ol’ lists, but I’m probably gonna wanna know: What are your top 5 restaurants?  Top 5 places to visit?  Top 5 ways to spend a Saturday?  And, the best question of all (applying only…

shimmy shake spill

It was the adult version of the no-good, very-bad, horrible day.  They say the best part of waking up is the Folger’s in your cup, and yesterday I discovered that the worst part of waking up is watching your Folger’s go split-splat-smack all over your laptop.  When the coffee goes from the cup to the keyboard?  No…

tangled bedsheets

#instacrush defined my January.  My invented hashtag has zero-zilch-nada to do with the social app, and everything to do with things that offer an element of surprise and ‘oh hey wow.’  Old favorites are well and known (think engagements, late nights, and chocolate chip cookies),  but an #instacrush is something new-to-you that inspires and excites. A bitter cold January…

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