Happy Hygge-Days!

Christmas may have come and gone, but the long, cold winter still stretches endlessly in front of us. We have sixty more days of this snowy season, to be exact. People love to hate winter; complaining about the cold seems to be a favorite national pastime. And I get it. I live in Chicago, soContinue reading “Happy Hygge-Days!”

Why I Write Cards

Yesterday I was at the store buying a few last minute (or overdue) birthday cards for my father-in-law, brothers-in law, and best friend when the woman behind me in the checkout line commented, “What a nice girl you are.” {Via} Sending hand-written cards and letters has largely become a lost art among my generation, andContinue reading “Why I Write Cards”

Speaking of Dreaming

We all need a place to capture our wildest dreams.  Something tangible to to remind us of what inspires, what ignites our passions, and what brings us hope and joy. In today’s digital age many of us (myself included) tend towards a tablet, keyboard, or even phone to express ourselves.  But I think there isContinue reading “Speaking of Dreaming”

Tell Me Something Lovely….

Somewhere along the way Andrew and I started this lovely little ritual. (Ok, let’s be honest, I started the ritual and Andrew begrudgingly participates). Every so often; or daily if he’s really lucky, I’ll simply say: “Tell me something lovely…” This is my way of trying to refocus our minds on the positive by lookingContinue reading “Tell Me Something Lovely….”