Book Club Chapter Two: Ordinary Grace, Grocery Store Gripes, and Fresh Pineapple Salsa

Book Club 2.0 met again last night. We wanted to squeeze in one more meeting before fall officially arrives, even though we just met a few weeks ago. The book up for discussion this time was Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. It's a lovely book about life, how we handle death, and the fact … Continue reading Book Club Chapter Two: Ordinary Grace, Grocery Store Gripes, and Fresh Pineapple Salsa

Sunday Funday: Concerts, Festivals, and Middle-Age

The Old Days I’ve been going to live rock shows since I was 12 years old.  The very first concert I ever attended was Pat Benetar.  My dad took me, and I remember I was surprised by how loud it was, and how the feeling of my ears ringing afterwards was so weird.  The next … Continue reading Sunday Funday: Concerts, Festivals, and Middle-Age

Am I Too Old To Wear A Romper?

I actually Googled this.  I have several rompers in my closet.  I love them because they’re cute and fun and flirty (not to mention comfy).  They do have their downsides (like having to get completely undressed just to pee), but for the most part they are a great summer wardrobe piece.  However, sometimes I worry … Continue reading Am I Too Old To Wear A Romper?

Wine Wednesday: Vinho Verde

Before I get into the wine, can we look at these adorable wine glasses?  I picked them up at Michaels, yes the craft store.  And no, I didn’t have to paint them, they came like this!  They were 30% off so I couldn’t pass them up.  And, they look super cute in the wine hutch … Continue reading Wine Wednesday: Vinho Verde

Sunday Sunday: Book Club Chapter 1

I can’t even remember how long ago it was that my good friend Danielle invited me to a book club she held at her house; it must have been at least 10 years ago.  I was introduced to Danielle through a mutual friend, Renee, and we immediately hit it off.  I could probably write an … Continue reading Sunday Sunday: Book Club Chapter 1

When the Music Stops

Why do we as a society take it so personally when a musician dies? I've thought about this a bit over the past couple years, but today as I hear the news about Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, I find myself asking it again: why do I care? Why does this make me so sad? … Continue reading When the Music Stops