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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Dear Fall

Dear Fall, I would like to express my powerful desire for your presence in the state of Georgia. We have experienced our share of your friend Summer, but she’s tired and would like to rest. Would it be too much trouble to stop in for a bit? I would like to pull out my box […]

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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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winter wonderland

“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” -John Muir This Christmas J and I woke up to a sparkling, glittering, shimmering neighborhood of brilliant white snow. A truly white Christmas. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined a place this beautiful. Growing up mostly in North Carolina, I had […]

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a holiday- themed paint night

J and I love a good paint night. I found this great holiday-themed watercolor tutorial online for (one of) our December “date-night-paint-nights” and not only did they both turn out so well, we completely enjoyed ourselves. We cranked up the old holiday Spotify Christmas classics, watercolor paper, brushes, paint, and oil pastels, and voila! Magic in the making. […]

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