19 June

BALD HEAD ISLAND: 2017

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BALD HEAD ISLAND: 2017

At Bald Head Island with my family, the only exercise I get is walking in the sand or dancing in the circle of beach chairs my family arranges as the day goes on and more people arrive to the sea. We are a people of music and dancing: if your toe is tappin’, get up. […]

13 June

HOW TO MAKE YOURSELF INTO A MORNING PERSON

Posted in HEALTH, LIFE
HOW TO MAKE YOURSELF INTO A MORNING PERSON

I don’t know that I will ever completely be a morning person. At heart, I’m a Night Owl, but the older I get, the more I value good sleep and productive days. The days of teenage schedules and sleeping until the late afternoon are gone. Long gone, my friend. So now, I try to get […]

26 May

FRONT PORCH: BEFORE AND AFTER

Posted in CREATE, DIY, HOME, STYLE
FRONT PORCH: BEFORE AND AFTER

Kyle and I finally finished our front porch. I can’t tell you how relieved we both are to have that checked off of our enormous home to-do list, but also how freaking excited I am with how it turned out. A lot of the things we used on it were things that his parents left […]

23 May

AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD

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AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD

Sometime earlier in the year, I decided I wanted to get a starter for Amish Friendship Bread and write about it. But then school started and I became The Grad Student Zombie, and there was just no time or energy for such things. Or anything for that matter. Then, magically, at the end of the semester, […]

12 May

HOUSEPLANTS

Posted in HOME, LIFE
HOUSEPLANTS

When I lived at home, I remember my mom used to bring freshly cut flowers inside during the spring and summer, and then dry them so she could keep them in an arrangement year-round. I don’t ever remember her having a bunch of house plants that she had to water or keep alive—I imagine dealing with […]