About Hygge

Hygge (hoo-ga) is the Danish concept of creating warmth, connection, and well-being. It’s a mixture of coziness, comfort, and contentment.  It’s soft lighting.  It’s candles. It’s soft textures.  It’s knits.  It’s old books.  It’s comfort food.  It’s warm tea.  It’s inviting. It’s simple. It’s the feeling I long for after a long day.  There’s nothing…

Saturday Morning Snippets

I’m starting to feel like a broken record here….”Well, it’s another cold weekend.” Why does this winter seem so terrible? And so long? Ugh. I know we’ve only got a few more weeks left, so that’s comforting. Sort of. I actually kept up with housework this week, so there’s not a whole lot of cleaning…

Saturday Morning Snippets

This last week at work was one of the hardest of my career.  Five full days of the worst anxiety and stress I’ve ever experienced. I could hardly sleep, eat, or even see straight all week.  It honestly felt like I was in some sort of twilight zone. Needless to say, I was ready for…

Sunday Musings

“I had actively participated in every moment of the creation of this life–so why did I feel like none of it resembled me?” – Elizabeth Gilbert I read Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love back in 2010.  It blew my mind and broke my heart.  The quote above especially spoke to me.  Now, eight years later, I wonder…

Comfort Food: Chili

Nothing beats a bowl of hot chili on a cold day. Boo and I have spent the last almost 10 years perfecting this recipe.  We like our chili with a good kick, so this recipe does call for some heat.  Emma won’t eat chili so we haven’t had to compromise our recipe yet.  Cheers to…

Saturday Morning Snippets

Another week done. And boy, was it a long one!  Now we have another weekend without plans and I am not mad about that.  Not one bit.  The only thing I plan on doing this weekend is cleaning up the house and enjoying time with my little family.  It’s not near as nice outside today…

February Unplugged

“In an age of speed, I began to think nothing could be more exhilarating than going slow. In an age of distraction, nothing can feel more luxurious than paying attention. And in an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting still.” – Pico Iyer This quote from Pico Iyer’s The Art of…

A Lesson in Mindfulness

Doing the laundry isn’t my least favorite household chore, but it’s a close second. (My least favorite is cleaning the toilet.) That said, I have found that it can actually be enjoyable to do the laundry. Yes, I said that. The key to making anything a pleasant experience is to change the way you think about…

Saturday Morning Snippets

Happy Weekend! I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to a lazy weekend with nothing to do.  It is ridiculously gorgeous for January,  so we might venture out for a walk or two around the neighborhood.  Other than that, we’ll be hanging around the house and basking in the slow pace of Saturday. Below…

Comfort Food: Egg Scramble

I could eat breakfast food all. day. long. There’s just something about it.  Maybe it’s the simplicity in the ingredients: eggs, cheese, sausage, bacon, toast, butter, etc.  You just can’t go wrong.  Tonight we’re having one of my favorite breakfast dishes for dinner: the Egg Scramble.  It’s incredibly easy to make (maybe that’s what I…

About Me

I’m a wife and a mother. I’m an introvert with occasional flashes of extroversion.  I was born with a serious case of wanderlust and am constantly pondering life’s biggest questions.  I love to read, write, and meditate.  I also love watching college sports, drinking beer, and eating pizza.  I love being alone.  I love new…

About Our Family

Boo.  The only male in our house. He’s calm under pressure – almost maddeningly calm.  He’s a thrill-seeker, but also a level-headed realist.  He is incredibly sensitive and kind.  He loves us unconditionally.  He goes along with my crazy schemes and big ideas.  That in and of itself should tell you everything you need to know about…

15 Journal Prompts

I love to write. But a blank page can be intimidating.  I often have so many ideas circling around in my head that I can’t just pick one and go.  Below is a list of journal prompts that help me get the creative juices flowing:  How are you feeling right now?  What is your ideal morning routine?…