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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Connecting From Afar

I’ve been struggling with something lately. Let me know if I’m not alone……. We are all busy, right? 40 hour plus work weeks, a significant other, spouse or partner that you NEED quality time with. Friends. Hobbies. SLEEP. But what about time for staying connected with family and friends far away?  We ALL get this. […]

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10 Living Room Dates: for the snow bound couples.

With Valentines Day just around the corner, some of you may be snow-bound (like us), on a budget, or want to keep things low key- yet special. J and I are always looking for new things to do for date night, that feel exciting and fresh- even when it’s too cold to explore. Here is […]

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15 Dates for the long distance couple

I know when I am long distance, the dates can start to run together. “Facetime again?” If you stick to just texting or just facetime, then long distance boredom and resentment can start to form. There are fun and interesting things you can do as partners, through the restrictions of distance, that help to squelch that anxiety. So next time […]

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Speak your partner’s love language through distance

Knowing your love languages. Distance can be embraced as a time of nurturing, rather than a hurdle or an obstacle to overcome. It is all in perspective, attitude, and choices. Perspective: I’m dating my favorite person. Attitude: The bright side? We will be back together when this all ends, not the other way around. Choices: We choose to use this time […]

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