Mini Discoveries

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

I've made a few delightful discoveries this week...

I've discovered the Hidden Brain, a brand new podcast from npr. The first episode had me riveted! It's all about "life's unseen patterns" and the way our minds drive human behavior. It's deep psychology brought down to a very relatable much that I went home after listening to it in the car and immediately blabbered to Jimmy about everything I learned and how it applies to our relationship (hehe, sorry Jimmy...). I also used my new found knowledge about "switchtracking" in about 3-4 separate conversations this week. (Speaking of usable psychology, check out these psychological tricks everyone should know.)

Jimbo and I discovered Black Mirror on Netflix. Ho - lee - sh*t. If you're at all intrigued by the future and the potential dangers and benefits of technology, or if you're interested in checking out something completely new in different in TV... you must give this show a try.  Each episode contains a whole new premise and set of characters, and each portrays a future use of technology or social media that is completely freaky, and also completely plausible.  I like this quote from the show creator: "If technology is a drug – and it does feel like a drug – then what, precisely, are the side-effects? This area – between delight and discomfort – is where Black Mirror is set". Oh and apparently 12 new episodes will begin shooting later this year - yay.

I discovered the beautiful, natural Coyuchi up in Point Reyes Station. Beautiful, sustainable, natural and lovely. Everything is so soft, so pretty! Hoping to fill my future home with this stuff.

And finally, I discovered my new favorite comfy-fall-outfit at Madewell :).  Excited to snuggle up in this shirt day after day.

Peeking out from my cave

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


Hi all! I wanted to resurface for a moment to say hello. I'm currently emerging from a cave of all-work-and-no-play, and I'm SO excited about it. A massive project at work has taken all of my energy and attention for the past few weeks. I have been really missing the things that give me balance - sleep, regular workouts, blogging, QT with friends - and even the things I wouldn't think I'd miss, like all of the work I have beyond that project! I'm really proud of my team and the way it turned out, and I'm so excited to dive back into the things that bring me joy. I look forward to "seeing" more of you soon!

Here are some links I've enjoyed lately........

I'm loving these simple lou & grey looks.

About quality time; "sustained proximity is the best route to the soul of someone".

Natural ways to get rid of stretch marks.

The mystery of the coveted pink phone.

How to finally start working out.

Yumm I'll have to wipe my spiralizer out for this yummy recipe.

This fat kid's guide to Portland is making my mouth water.

The beginning of a Teeny Tiny House...

Thursday, September 3, 2015

I have an announcement to make. Jimmy and I are having a new HOME built for us, as we speak.

A teeny....tiny....home :).

I can't wait to share more about the house, the process, the design, where we'll be putting it, and the move-in process (scheduled for later this month!). More photos will be coming, of course. And I'm also excited to venture into this world of tiny-living. 

On a separate but related note, lately I've been thinking that I need to freshen things up here on the blog. I'm ready for a bit of a change. I hope you bear with me as I give some new things a try. Keep your eye out :). 

Dreams in HD

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Fernweh (German):: A craving for travel; being homesick for a place you’ve never been. An ache for distant places. Literally “farsickness,” or “longing for far-off places,” as contrasted with heimweh: “homesickness,” longing for home.”
Today I'm in the mood for travel dreaming, how about you? I'm also in the mood to spread the love around the web, so I thought I'd share these lovely photos by Molly from Dreams in HD. I love her blog because she has traveled to many of the places around the world that I've loved most (Italy, France, Switzerland), and also has been lucky enough to visit and photograph many of the places on my bucket list (most recently, Thailand!). Her photos do a gorgeous job of capturing the essence of these locations. 

Care to embrace your ferrnweh with me? ;) 

Mer Sverige (More Sweden)

Friday, July 31, 2015

Can I share a few more photos from our trip to Sweden? I took about a million while we were there. I just can't get enough of the nautical blue, white and red that you see just about everywhere on the Swedish coast. 

Today I'm in New England, enjoying time with friends and family. I hope you have a lovely weekend!

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