2021 Highlights: Week 23

Hi there! Coming in a little late because the weekend kind of got away from me but let's talk about some good stuff that happened last week: Pearl got 2 beach days with her class! It's so nice that they can walk from school to the beach. Both times Rose and I picked her up… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 23

2021 Highlights: Week 22

Picking flowers in empty lots.Sprinklers and popsicles in the backyard. This week we paid our district tax and our home insurance, two annual expenses that can leave our bank account feeling drained. I like to take a moment though to be thankful for what they mean. We have a home where we are safe and… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 22

Book Review: Still by Emma Hansen

Emma Hansen is 39 weeks and 6 days pregnant with her first child when she wakes in the morning and feels something is wrong. An ultrasound reveals that the baby has died in the womb and the next day, on her due date, she delivers her stillborn son. While all of my book reviews are… Continue reading Book Review: Still by Emma Hansen

Book Review: Know My Name by Chanel Miller

Know My Name - Chanel Miller (Viking, 2019) Like over fifteen million other people, I read Chanel Miller's victim impact statement when it was first published. Like many others, I wept as I read it. Because even though it wasn't my story, it was the story of so many women around me. A story I… Continue reading Book Review: Know My Name by Chanel Miller

Book Review: Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

  I'll start off by saying that I almost gave up on this book halfway through. I'm glad I didn't but it isn't a long novel and it took me most of it to feel truly engaged. The story is divided between two characters and times. Yuki is a teenager in New York in the… Continue reading Book Review: Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Book Review: When She Was Electric by Andrea MacPherson

This is a story strong on description, full of characters with hidden depths and normal secrets. It is a story about a mother-daughter relationship (and not one to aspire to). The story is primarily told from Ana's point of view, though we also get glimpses into her mother, Min. We are introduced to Ana as… Continue reading Book Review: When She Was Electric by Andrea MacPherson

Book Review: Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

Unhappy suburban families in the 1950s has become something of a cliche, but it's easy to imagine that Richard Yates before the cliches began. He certainly is able to avoid them. Frank and April Wheeler are in their late twenties, have two children, and live in Connecticut. Frank works in New York City and April… Continue reading Book Review: Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

30 Day Dress Challenge 2016 – Day 20

See this dress in 2014 here and in 2013 here. I haven't exactly mixed it up in terms of styling this dress. The dress is H&M. The belt is my one belt that I use for all dresses. I've been trying (not that hard) to find a belt that fits and that can go with… Continue reading 30 Day Dress Challenge 2016 – Day 20

30 Day Dress Challenge 2016 – Day 18

We're back to rain today so I went with a comfortable repeat. I wore the same Old Navy dress that I wore just a few days ago on Day 12. Though today I wore it without the belt because I was even more casual. I took some pictures. Pearl photobombed a lot of them. (She… Continue reading 30 Day Dress Challenge 2016 – Day 18

30 Day Dress Challenge – Day 17

BCBG dress purchased at an outlet in California years and years ago. See it in 2014 here and in 2013 here. I don't wear this dress much anymore and when I got dressed this morning I thought it's probably time to let it go. I like the sort of shapelessness to it but I'm not… Continue reading 30 Day Dress Challenge – Day 17