Black-Eyed Susans Amidst Chaos

Home Ownership – I didn’t go into home ownership naïvely. I’ve heard plenty about the responsibilities and woes of being a homeowner. And I knew there would be loads of things breaking and needing repaired or fixed. But my gosh, I need a breather…a lull in the onslaught, one might say. Makes me laugh that… Read more ›

Getting Settled: Baby + Home

Nothing like a few weeks away from the blog to make me want to sit down and start writing! So much has happened, and so many emotions have been had. Thankfully, the majority of those emotions have been good! Two of the main highlights have been having a sonogram and buying a house. The Sonogram… Read more ›

Shifting Directions

A Time to Reflect – The past week marked Damon & I’s 5th Wedding Anniversary. To celebrate, we vacationed for a week in Park City, Utah. We’d never been to Utah before, but had heard good things, so we decided it sounded like a fun adventure. And looking back, it was everything we’d hoped for… Read more ›

Cultivating Good Habits

Habits: The Good & The Bad – I’ve been thinking about doing this topic for a while now. But haven’t gotten around to it, because…well, bad habits got in the way. Actually, it might be more accurate to say the lack of any habits contributed to the delay. It’s been five months since I’ve made… Read more ›

Road Trip: Rolling Hills Zoo

The Perfect Size – The Rolling Hills Zoo is just a short 15–20 minute drive west from Salina, Kansas. Where it’s nestled in the Smoky Hills. A region named so, according to the Kansas Geological Society, because of the “early morning haze that gathers in the valleys.” It was fitting then, that this past weekend… Read more ›

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring!

A Cold Winter Storm – This past winter was as to be expected…cold. There’s nothing wrong with cold winters, but for me I’m not much of a fan. My fingers and toes get too cold, too soon. And what fun is being out in the snow if you can’t feel your fingers or toes? Not… Read more ›

Spring Collars & Cuteness

Spoiled Pets and the Outdoors – {Warning: doting rescue mama speaking.} As mentioned in the Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring blog post, we take all our indoor animals outside. And every time, I can’t help but laugh at how funny we must look to people driving by. I mean, who takes their indoor cats out on… Read more ›