23 May 2016


A collection of messy, yet beautiful things:

bracelets from Sunday, empty terrarium, my favorite May sweater, a one-tusked elephant from my Grandma, my shell/rock/coral collection all in white, empty coffee cup, ear buds, a new old book from my sister, sketchbook, trader joe's chocolate, my forest

"I'm beginning to recognize that real happiness isn't something large & looming on the horizon ahead but something small, numerous & already here. The smile of someone you love. A decent breakfast. The warm sunset. Your little everyday joys all lined up in a row." -- BEAU TAPLIN

02 May 2016

Hello May

Okay Spring, I'm smitten.

02 April 2016

Lately in April

FOR TODAY // "And though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls." I Peter 1:8-9
READING // The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis, Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T. Anderson, Testament of Youth by Vera Britain.
ENJOYING // the weather being warm enough for me to climb my tree again, iced coffee, hiking with friends, soccer practice, housesitting for my brother's farm (23 bunnies and 2 cows! oh, my!)
THINKING // about the early church (curriculum planning!), about how every season is a gift, about how much I love spring.
LEARNING // how to plan a garden!
WORKING // on details for my student's spring violin recital, on embroidery and hand lettering, on college applications, on fixing my bike.
LISTENING // Audrey Assad- Love of My Soul, Jesus I My Cross Have Taken, The Lumineers- Ophelia, Radical Face Pandora.
DREAMING // about April adventures, about backpacking Hells Canyon, about planting my poppies.

April, you are very welcome here.