Checking In: 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 inside. I’m filling my thoughts with woven totes, linen dresses, airy morning light, and menus planned around soon-to-be-in-season vegetables. Thoughts ofContinue reading “Checking In: Ready for Spring”

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 if I didn’t. I politely wrote back this: Hi, thanks for letting me know how you feel. After considering your requestContinue reading “Personal Note: political views”

Personal Note: ethical brand relationships & more life

  It was a nice slow day here at ASH (Akhlaghi-Shephard Home). Yesterday was a Wednesday that felt like a Sunday and today was a Thursday that felt like a Friday — must be a combination of short winter days and yesterday’s squall. I took advantage of a slightly lighter workday (unheard of in Q4)Continue reading “Personal Note: ethical brand relationships & more life”

Personal Note: adapt. react. readapt. apt.

*100 Schrute Bucks to anyone who gets that reference*   Let’s get into it. A few weeks (months?) ago I took about five full days away from IG and it finally gave me the space to realize what I want to change about how I interact with the app, what I bring to it, andContinue reading “Personal Note: adapt. react. readapt. apt.”

Checking In: a new look, a new outlook

Hello 🙂 Things here may look a little different than you’ve previously seen on my site. I wouldn’t call this a complete “re-vamp”, but withMolly has definitely seen a few changes over the past several months. About six months ago I found that using was not conducive to my goals for the blog. ContraryContinue reading “Checking In: a new look, a new outlook”

Checking In: where we’re going

“Enjoy yourself; that’s what your 20s are for. Your 30s are to learn the lessons. Your 40s are to pay for the drinks.” Sex and the City   Sadly I have to disagree with one of my favorite, fictitious (although she’s quite alive in my mind) characters, Carrie Bradshaw. Your 20s are for more thanContinue reading “Checking In: where we’re going”