January 26, 2016

The World Was White


 It snowed for two days and suddenly there was three feet of snow outside my window and a whole new world of wintery white waiting to be discovered.
How I love winter.

January 21, 2016

Simply Thursday


there isn't really anything grand & exciting about thursday. a simple day for simple things.
& yet there is still beauty in the simplest, smallest details.  

the air is getting colder & colder.
a dusting of cold, white snow fell last night and more to come tomorrow.

& i am reminded again of how much i love this life, & capturing it with a camera.

+ crisp, cold air
+ warm knit hats
+ nature photography
+ vanilla hazelnut tea
+ indie folk music
+ nice, healthy whole 30 meals
+ tea with coconut cream & cocoa powder
thankful for
+ a small dusting of snow
+ more snow to come
+ God's goodness & grace
+ our little wood burning stove
ps. should i make 'simply thursday' a post series
and do it every couple weeks?
tell me what you all think.

January 16, 2016

Madeline Cecile

Whenever I spend time with you,
I laugh so hard.
I tell you things I wouldn't tell anyone,
and you listen.
I love you.
You are beautiful
You have a pure & innocent way with words
You've told me stories
I listened
You've taught me many things
But the best thing was how to listen to stories
how to tell them

January 9, 2016

Here I Am Again


Yeah, it's been awhile.
And, yes, I have neglected this little blog.
And, yep, here I am again.
I honestly think that December is the busiest month of the year.
It was a wonderful Christmas, calm, relaxing, but then at the same time
busy and crazy.
January. January opens a new year. A fresh start.
This January I attempted (or, rather, I am attempting) the Whole 30 diet.
What is Whole 30?
Whole 30 is a diet designed to "clean out your system". For a month you don't eat any sugars, grains, or starches.
Why in the world would anyone do that?
During the Holidays I really had been eating a lot of junk and it wasn't effecting my body in a good way. For example, I have had severe eczema since I was 3 months old (eczema post here ) the worse I eat the worse I feel and often that "worse-ness" comes out in my skin.
Solution? Whole 30--purifying your diet, therefore, cleaning out your system, which results (hopefully) in a healthy body and clear skin. more about whole 30 here )
Bored yet? Ok, we're moving on.
We started school this week and already it feels like I've been doing school for
weeks. But I do love being busy again and waking up with a purpose and mission.
(As in study those Vocabulary words or die...)
Oh, yeah, and does anyone else have this problem? The problem when you really, really hate math, and there is just no way to motivate yourself to do the dreaded and hated math?
anyways. thanks for putting up with my ramblings.
see you next time