6 favorite things in april 2019.


We’ve been lucky enough to visit both coasts this past month (west coast is still the best coast, duh), so April’s favorites center around a few things that help me sleep a little better in an unfamiliar place. They really helped, too, because during our New England tour (post coming soon!), I averaged nine hours of sleep a night, which is unheard of for me (it’s usually between 7.5-8 hours). Take a look, and happy sleeping! 

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california dreaming.

Winter in Minnesota this year was especially cold, dark and dreary, but I didn’t realize just how much it affected me until Nick and I landed in sunny SoCal last month. As soon as we left the Orange County airport, we made a beeline…


6 favorite things in march 2019.

I love a good favorites list. Anyone else? I’ve shared a couple of these in the past, but never continued them because writing took a back seat to life. But I miss writing lately and hope to post more regularly – and not just…


how to get through a winter cold snap.

Raise your hand if you’re jealous of the Arctic temps here in Minnesota. Anyone? Bueller?  Didn’t think so.  It’s not supposed to get above 0F this week (OMFG the high today is -13F, and it’s currently -29F with a -49F windchill), so please remind…


books i read in 2018.

One of my goals last year was to read 12 books. Not a lofty reading goal, but I was (and still am) trying to not overestimate how much time I actually have to get stuff done. (Anyone else do this? Think you have all…


2018 wrap up.

The blog may have taken a backseat this year (and in 2017), but we’ve been busy living and loving life. And that hasn’t involved staring at my laptop after staring at a screen for eight hours at work! That said, though, I do want…


our standish bungalow – the before.

I’m a little behind writing about our home renovation, so let’s start from the beginning with a house tour of the day we got the keys. I’ll post more in the coming months documenting our kitchen and bathroom renos, as well as other projects…


coffee catch-up – fall 2018

I’m still drinking (too many) oat lattes, but you know what? I’ve decided that if good coffee a few days a week makes me happy, then why would I stop? The only difference: I started bringing my reusable mug. That may not change the…