February Parallels

I’ve never had particular feelings about February before; it’s kind of an in-between month, like when you’re 17, you’re more in-between-16-and-18 than actually 17. February is more of an in-between-the-new-year-and-the-start-of-spring month than anything really. Sure there’s Valentine’s Day, but I’ve never been a fan of that holiday anyway. I can’t help but take notice of… Continue reading February Parallels

20 Things I Tried in 2020 That I’m Taking with Me in 2021

1. Cast Iron Skillets. My collection is now at 3 and I love them dearly. I feel pretty confident in my seasoning routine now, too. 2. Blueland. This woman-founded, low-waste company is bringing an end to one-use cleaning supplies. We purchased the Clean Essentials kit when we first moved out to Alabama and have been… Continue reading 20 Things I Tried in 2020 That I’m Taking with Me in 2021

Friendsgiving 2020

The holidays look very different for many people this year, including me. We knew earlier on that we’d be spending Thanksgiving in Alabama instead of traveling home, and now it’s looking like we’ll be here for Christmas too. Tom and I both miss our families immensely, but we are so so thankful to have each… Continue reading Friendsgiving 2020

The Big Grey Whale of 2020

Lately, this one question keeps scampering through my thoughts: “What am I doing?”. It’s not an unreasonable question. In fact, we ask ourselves this question constantly – while we’re cooking, talking, moping, doing something exhilarating, forgetting why we walked into the guest bedroom. But recently, this question feels monumental. Like if there was an elephant… Continue reading The Big Grey Whale of 2020