Thanksgiving table game! Forehead detective.

Last year for Thanksgiving, we played the forehead detective game, and it was such a laugh. Sometimes I get frustrated playing this game (i.e. if I am the last to figure my name out,) but that is because I don’t like losing. haha. This game can be played many ways, but ultimately the goal remains […]

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Thanksgiving recipes: Sweet Potato bites.

Ever since we got married, our Thanksgivings have been with friends. I always volunteer to bring “appetizers” (and desserts) I can’t tell you how nice it is to bring something unique, flavorful, and EASY to make. A few years ago I found this recipe on BUZZFEED, and it has been a CROWD FAVORITE. Thanksgiving Sweet […]

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travel diaries: veggie eats in NYC

As you all may know, I was a vegetarian for nearly 8 years. I recently (within the past 3 weeks) started eating meat (occasionally.) I am not sure if I will keep this change, but for now I eat meat in moderation. There are so many wonderful protein choices that are non- meat that we […]

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Ways to make friends as an adult

It seems like we just moved to Georgia, and we are moving again in November! This lifestyle (military) requires an adaptable and adventurous spirit- that’s for sure! People ask me all the time how I feel about moving. I’ll be honest- the first few weeks in a new place are always difficult. My heart is […]

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Moving again, my pre-packing list

As you all may know, we are moving again in November. I have moved at least 10 times in my life. Some major moves (NC-AK) and some were just down the street! I have lived in 5 states, and in some of those states, I lived in various towns. I feel like that is pretty […]

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travel diary: Atlanta Braves

September, 2018 Dear diary, Today we went to see the Atlanta Braves play. It’s funny, my strongest and most powerful memory of baseball comes from my Grandmom. She was a huge Phillies fan, in fact I  distinctly remember her sitting in her kitchen acutely listening to the game on the radio. When that game was […]

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DIY boho embroidered throw pillow

I have several throw pillow projects going for our living room right now. I have been enjoying working with yarns (knotting and embroidering) to add texture to our living spaces. This pillow is a linen 20×20 case I bought from IKEA in a sage green color. (In these pictures I actually have an 18×18 pillow filler […]

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Our Record Collection: Slow down and listen.

I have been collecting records since I was a kid. We had a player in our home and frequently listened to LPs (fairytale read alouds, big-band classics, and symphony performances.) I love going to thrift stores, garage sales, estate sales, and online to find old and new music to spend the evenings absorbing. Music has […]

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Hatcher Pass: A travelers diary

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” -John Muir It has been a while since I put pen to paper, or fingers to keys (as the case may be.) We have done quite a bit of traveling up here in “great white north” the “forgotten state” the “state no one ships packages to for […]

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Everyone focuses on the end, what about the beginning?

Exploration. Adventure. Pursuit. In search of the new, unclaimed and excited. Is to explore always to discover? Can we not simply relish the stillness, take in the varying tempos, absorb the colors, observe the rhythms, and cherish the beauty that surrounds us? An explorer will seek new worlds and grand adventures, but no two adventures look […]

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climb. slip. cry. control?

Should I wear boots? No. It’s spring! The ice should be melted. We make our way up the mountain, along the windy roads, singing along to the “Wake Up Happy” playlist Spotify created especially for us. What a Saturday. What a weekend. What a relief to have some time in nature, time away from our busy […]

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A Minimalist Approach to 2017

As the New Year so lovingly tends to do, 2017 stared me smack dab in eye and said, “Abigail, what are your goals? Are you going to make one of those half-finished bullet journals again? Filled with unfinished tasks, lists, recipes, workout trackers, book lists, daily water intake, bucket list…list….lists….lists?!?” Am I painting an accurate picture for you? […]

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