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    On My Mind : Laying the Foundation

      I’m a homesteader at heart. From scratch baking and cooking is more than just my favorite afternoon activity, it’s in my blood. I grew up with parents who cultivating our property, took us…

    22 March 2020
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    Personal Note : Ready for Spring

      For the past several weeks my Pinterest has become more and more of a solace to me. A place to ignore the dropping temperatures outside and focus on cultivating a very warm feeling…

    15 March 2020
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    Personal Note : political views

      For my 100th article (!!!), I wanted to touch base about a recently received Instagram DM that asked told me to “stop talking about politics”, with the threat that they would unfollow me…

    20 February 2020
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    2020 Reading List

      I’d like to use this year for a little reading repertoire housekeeping. Over lunch with Kevin a few weeks back I divulged a great secret of mine: I’ve never read Faulkner. I’ll admit,…

    25 January 2020
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    Personal Note : a sacred pause

    Earlier this week I started fully processing the grief that has been piling up in me over the past year. A combination of losing so many people, who mean so much to me, manifested…

    9 January 2020
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    On Reflection : My Year In Books 2019

      This year was one of the toughest I’ve had, ever. Stepping through each month, week, day presented new challenges and I found myself drawn back to reading as an escape. I was always…

    5 January 2020
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    On Reflection : 2010 to 2020

      As I write this, at the end of November 2019, I’m cooking my internal organs with a 101 fever, desperate for all of this flu to leave my body, and distracting myself with…

    3 January 2020
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    12 little things that made up my year.   JANUARY {this apartment, and getting to choose it as I moved 250 miles from home}   FEBRUARY {the cinnamon on top of this latte, a…

    31 December 2019