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My Wondrous Writing Retreat

In November, Adam asked me what I'd like for my 31st birthday. "I can't think of anything," I replied. It had obviously been a very...

The Gift of Hospitality

The Friday after Thanksgiving is one of my most favorite days of the year. It's when Adam and I take a long, country drive to Corsi Tree...

A Run-in with the Law

Last week, Adam and I took our camper on her longest road trip yet. We packed up Chanice and traveled 500 miles north to Petoskey,...

Meet Our Shasta Airflyte!

A few years ago, I became totally obsessed with tiny houses. And a year after that, I was infatuated with the prospect of buying property...

Let's Talk Quarantine.

I haven't left the house, with the exception of walks around our neighborhood, since Friday, March 13th. I realize this is a blessing....

Bus Girl!

For weeks, maybe months, now, I've been saying I need to try taking the bus to and from work. Logically, I knew Cincinnati's Metro made...

When the Man's Got You Down

It is a truth universally acknowledged that I loathe Donald Trump. I try to read all of my news pertaining to the President, and I...

Favorites from 2019

I'm a sucker for a good countdown or a satisfyingly succinct list. Here are the highlights of my own 2019—I hope you get to spend your...

Are you MS'ing with me?

It was 3:45 on a Friday, and my coworkers and I were wound-up. It’s how always we get those final moments of the workweek, excitedly...

30 Things I've Learned by 30

A mix of tidbits, opinions, and suggestions. 1. Always carry a book with you. Whether you're waiting at the doctor's office or suddenly...

Our Unexpected Remodel of 2019

This year, Adam and my big house expense was supposed to be a new roof. "Ugh, this is so boring," I groaned, looking through the...

Our First Wedding Anniversary

Yesterday was Adam and my first wedding anniversary! The day began with a visit from our contractor and the plumber. They would be...

Backseat Driver

Today, I got to work from home. Work from home usually means an entire hour of extra sleep, a warm mug of coffee enjoyed from the sofa,...

"Ya mas to Yannis!": Greece 2019

Delicious, fresh food. Jaw-dropping vistas. Extraordinarily kind people. These are the three things I'll remember most about our time in...

Striking a Chord

Like many children, I was forced to take piano lessons. "You'll thank me someday," my mom would say whenever we moaned and groaned....

Living Life on the Edge

This afternoon, I did something dangerous. I visited HomeGoods. Even riskier? It was pay day, which means I went with a false sense of...

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