Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
I don't think I will ever get over the sense of wonder that comes with seeing a favorite musician play a live show. There's something truly amazing to me that that person that I've only before listened to through headphones or seen online is there, right there!, in the same room as me. This happened Friday night when I saw Noah Gundersen and his band (including his amazingly talented sister, Abby) at the 7th Street Entry. I loved every minute, even though I had to try so hard to stifle my coughs (I've been sick this week) because it was that kind of concert full of hushed moments where I didn't want to be the one to break the spell.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Happy Friday, friends! Here's a roundup of some links I've been loving lately:
Thinking I might have to join along on this 52 Lists Project.
These whimsical envelopes are inspiring me to write more snail mail.
25 easy recipes that will teach you how to cook.
I love the idea of using binder clips to put together an easy gallery wall.
Enjoying the quotes and photos on the Conscious Magazine instagram account.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
As winter drags on and sub-zero temps continue to greet us every morning, I am dreaming of spring and admiring these beautiful prints by artist Clare Elsaesser.
Now please excuse me while I go sit by the space heater and add one of these prints to my birthday wish list (so what if it's still 4 months away?).
See more of Clare's gorgeous paintings in her Etsy shop.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
So often I come across something online and think "So and so would love this," and I send it her way. But when I read this post on one of my new favorite blogs, I realized it is something all my friends need to read. And it was a message I needed to hear. One of those pep talks full of things you truly, deep down know, but often forget.
"Look hard. Listen hard. Watch the way people live and love. Be an observer of everything around you and all that you feel. When you are paying attention, the right paths and the 'plan' for which you were put here to charge will be revealed to you. Try to block out the noise of 'shoulds' that society or your tribe has prescribed for you. It’s your journey. " - Read the full, wonderful post here.
Monday, January 6, 2014
I'm a little late to the game with a look back on 2013, but better late than never I suppose.
When I think about 2013, I will remember:
A never ending winter
that we tried to make the best of.
I'll remember being constantly surrounded by the best group of friends.
I'll remember a week spent in Guatemala
full of surprises and new insights and time to reflect.
I'll remember festive events, fun times
and bittersweet moments.
I'll remember taking a moment to appreciate the accomplishments of the past four years
and celebrating and saying goodbye and trying so hard to move on gracefully.
I'll remember the sense of wonder I felt in Barcelona
and the freedom I felt in Paris.
I'll remember seeing Trampled by Turtled in London
and some of the happiest days of the year on the Isle of Skye.
I'll remember nostalgia-filled moments in Spiddal and Galway, Ireland
and the adventure-filled days with new friends in Camp.
I'll remember the care-free days of summer at home
and spontaneous moments like last-minute concert road trips.
I'll remember 10 days spent at the cabin
and the best meal of 2013 on a perfect summer night in Grand Marais.
I'll remember a fall day trip back to campus
and settling into a new home, a new job, and a new city.
I'll remember gatherings with friends
and visiting Nashville for Thanksgiving.
I'll remember having time to properly celebrate the season for the first time in years, and to look back in amazement at all that can happen and all that can change in just one year.