Tag Archives: Favorites

Gold Stars: Christmas Edition

Gold Stars: Christmas Edition

I love Christmas. LOVE it! It’s sort of ironic, really: the Christmas season takes place just when the weather is getting colder and the nights have grown oppressively long—two of my least favorite things. But the merriment, twinkling lights, evergreen boughs, and joyous carols more than make up for December’s shortcomings. It’s a stressful season, and… Continue Reading

Lately // August 2017

Lately // August 2017

On Wednesday I shared some of the heavier portions of August and the fact that it was an emotionally hard month, dominated by big feelings and copious tears. But I refuse to take myself too seriously; with all the tragedy occurring in our nation right now—particularly in Houston, so close to home—I am reminded of… Continue Reading

In the Spotlight: Favorite Instagram Accounts to Follow

In the Spotlight: Favorite Instagram Accounts to Follow

I mentioned in my A-Z Favorites post that Instagram is one of my favorite spots to hang out online. My feed is mostly filled up with pictures from personal friends and family members. But I also follow quite a few bloggers, several favorite stores, some bookstagrammers, and a hodgepodge of accounts that provide me with ideas for outfits, meals,… Continue Reading

Lately // March 2017

Lately // March 2017

At the end of last month I was feeling emotionally battered and bruised—not because of any difficult life circumstances (outwardly, things were great) but simply due to some mental health issues that were determined to make me miserable. I knew I couldn’t keep going on that way, so I did everything I could to prompt… Continue Reading

Two Thousand Sixteen: The Highlights

Two Thousand Sixteen: The Highlights

Well, here we are, at the very tail end of yet another year. 2016 has certainly been memorable: on a national and global level, the year brought unfathomable heartache and chaos, making it one that many would rather forget. For me personally, though, 2016 proved to be a wonderful year; it wasn’t without its challenges,… Continue Reading

Lately // December 2016

Lately // December 2016

It’s been less than a month since my last Lately post, but we’ve packed that month with far more than four weeks’ worth of activity. Not surprisingly, this December has been dominated by all-things Christmas: decorating, Christmas parties, shopping and wrapping. . . it’s been a bit of a blur, but also so fun. This… Continue Reading