On a Calm Life

I first got hooked on writer/philosopher Alan de Botton after reading his book, “The Course of Love.” His writing is wise, honest, and refreshingly frank — without being callous. In an essay for The Book of Life he wrote: “A calm life isn’t one that’s always perfectly serene. It is one where we are committed to calming down more… Read More


Hey guys, how are you? I’m gearing up for a trip to NYC, and I can’t wait to see my family and make a beeline for the closest Madewell. Safe travels for anyone hitting the road this week, and sending a big hug to you all. XO. Oh, also — that sounded like a goodbye, but… Read More

The Most Soothing Thing.

This is somewhat of a more random post, but I just watched this cooking video about how to make bubble tea, and it is the most soothing thing in the world, so I thought I’d share. Now I’m going to go buy tapioca pearls :). Be back later for a gift guidddde!


While you’re food coma-ing and starting to wrap your mind around next week (glaaaaarrrgh), may I interest you in some links? Also, in case you missed it, the Snowe giveaway is still going on! Hope you have a great, relaxing Sunday. XO Sounds familiar. Subway flowers (makes me miss home so much). This sweater looks… Read More

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day so far with loved ones. Kevin and I are about to walk around the cranberry bogs, and tonight we’ll be having lamb with risotto (I prefer it over turkey, ha!). Also, all the sales are so tempting — I just snagged this shirt which I can’t… Read More