Don’t Feed The Wildlife

Two weeks ago, our garden began blooming. Then, one week ago, the green foliage began to recede. Today, it fully disappeared. And today, I finally discovered why. As I walked past the window overlooking the patio, I noticed a flash of movement. On closer inspection, I saw a small squirrel nibbling on a nasturtium leaf... Continue Reading →

Why You Should Build A FOMO Fund

Have you ever seen a pricey dress you couldn't bear to walk away from? Or a new television deeply discounted before the big game? What about a $99 round-trip flight to your hometown? Or that once-in-a-lifetime $300 flight abroad? Have you ever considering picking up more gear for your hobbies, taking a last-minute trip, or... Continue Reading →

Web Miscellany: Compilation #72

Hello! How are you? What exciting things are going on in your life? How is vaccine rollout going in your city? How is your creative spirit these days? Do you have any plans for the week ahead? It's 80 degrees in Phoenix and I am insanely jealous of the snow I'm seeing across others' posts,... Continue Reading →

Warm Winter Greetings From Phoenix

Rumor is that a cold spell is sweeping the country, blanketing cars and yards with snow and making otherwise excitable dogs anxious about going outside to do their business. Meanwhile, Phoenix has been dipping into shirts and t-shirts weather and enjoying the 10-week period during which it doesn't feel like we're living in an oven... Continue Reading →

Web Miscellany: Compilation #71

Hello! How are you? Do you have a good week? I had an anaphylactic reaction on Sunday, though I'm not sure of the trigger. Compared to debilitating fatigue I had for years, tightening in the throat and trouble breathing felt like a mild symptom... I don't know whether that is deeply disturbing of kind of... Continue Reading →

Web Miscellany: Compilation #70

Hello, and Happy Friday! Can you believe it's already February? I hope 2021 has been good to you thus far. I had some medical testing done this week to assess my heart and immune health, so I'm looking forward to getting those results back soon. It is already freakishly hot in Phoenix, but I'm hoping... Continue Reading →

Web Miscellany: Compilation #69

Hello! How are you? Lately, I feel like an observer of my life. Many things happened across the spectrum of emotion, yet I have felt placid and unencumbered. It has been raining in Phoenix, the first substantial amount since March of 2020, and the stormy sunsets are spectacular. Last Friday, our friend Paulie passed away... Continue Reading →

Sewing: Floral Canvas Gardening Apron

My mom requested a durable gardening apron for Christmas since she spends all of her free time in the garden and has a habit of unconsciously wiping dirty hands on her pants. The Grainline Studio Free Apron Pattern & Tutorial fit the bill. My boyfriend contracted the covid virus in late-November, so December was a... Continue Reading →

Web Miscellany: Compilation #68

Happy Friday, my friends! I hope that your week was filled with joy, excitement or--at a minimum--small moments of contentment. I've had an extremely busy work week, but welcomed the sense of productivity. I've been reading Matthew Dicks' book, Storyworthy, this week and am looking forward to reading Tim Buaghman's latest work of fiction, Kotvo... Continue Reading →

Web Miscellany: Compilation #67

Hi there! How are you and what have you been up to over the last week? In the midst of local, national, global chaos in the forms viral pandemic, civil unrest, broken relationships, and nuclear threats, I'm finding contentment in the minuscule momentary pleasures. My garden is sprouting, my houseplants are happy, and the finches... Continue Reading →

Web Miscellany: Compilation #66

Hello friends! We're now one week into 2021. How are you feeling? The atmosphere in America is heavy with anger, hatred, hypocrisy, and division. I won't get into politics, but I do fear that the media will continue to pit member of the political parties against one another and prevent any semblance of national unity.... Continue Reading →

New Year’s Resolutions: 2021

Happy New Year! 2020 was something, wasn't it? Like any other year, it was filled with ups and downs, and hopefully lessons we can all carry into the year ahead. Though the first of the new year is an arbitrary date, I try to take advantage of its psychological power and leverage the date to... Continue Reading →

Web Miscellany: Compilation #65

Happy New Year! I hope that you had a safe and happy Christmas with your loved ones, or relaxing at home in your pajamas baking cookies. I fall into the latter category, but it wasn't so bad. We took evening walk around the neighborhood to look at Christmas lights and saw a lone coyote and... Continue Reading →

Web Miscellany: Compilation #64

Hello there, and happy holidays! Is it just me, or is this one of the strangest Christmas seasons on record? Today, we will be taking part in two curbside Christmases, where we will set a box of gifts in the driveway outside each Christmas gathering, wave briefly, and then drive home to a house devoid... Continue Reading →

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