Kitchen Windows Quilt

Kitchen Windows Quilt

     Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up. The past two years have been pretty crazy, and a constant "this is not where I thought I'd be in my 30s": Leaving Norfolk and my home and my family and every friend I have. Going to the farm and putting so much work and hope into that, and then having it not work out. Moving near Charlottesville and loving the house and the lake, but feeling completely isolated for a whole year. Realizing that I need Community to survive. Continue Reading

The Entwives

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Jimmy took some pictures of my costume while we were in the woods this weekend. I was an entwife for Halloween. I am especially proud of how my headpiece came out. Favorite costume I've ever worked on! Since the entwives of Fangorn forest were never found, I took some artistic license. Hope you enjoy! "There have been no Entings - no children, you would say, not for a terrible long count of years. You see, we lost the Entwives." "How very sad!" said Pippin. "How was it that they all Continue Reading

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour: Get inspired!

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I saw a poster for the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour while we were at Blue Ridge Mountain Sports last month, and immediately put the dates on my calendar. I really didn't know what the festival was, but I figured if it was films about mountains and adventure and stuff, I was in. I am not a fan of winter weather - the cold, the dark, the grey - and February is officially the worst month. Besides that, I've been kinda hunkered down for the past 6-8 weeks, working long hours, and Continue Reading

Digital Detox – My rules

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This post is part of a series about a 30 day digital detox series I did with my friend Amanda. Be sure to click over to Out Like Bandits and read her reflections on unplugging. Click here to see a list of all my detox posts. When Amanda and I decided to start our 30 day Digital Detox, we didn't sign an official contract or anything, but we definitely had a verbal agreement with each other about how this was going to go. We both agreed that as hardcore iPhone and social media addicts, just Continue Reading

Digital Detox

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This post is part of a series about a 30 day digital detox series I did with my friend Amanda. Be sure to click over to Out Like Bandits and read her reflections on unplugging. Click here to see a list of all my detox posts. New Years Day is my least favorite holiday. I’ve never been a big partier, even when I used to routinely stay up late, and the pressure to have new years plans always annoys me. The “fresh start” aspect of the new year doesn’t capture my imagination like it does for most, Continue Reading