Sorry for the radio silence for the past couple weeks. I was in the middle of moving from my apartment and into a temporary living situation with my sister and brother-in-law (and the cutest niece ever). All before making a final move back to the East Coast. I'll be writing more about that move later.… Continue reading I Moved!
Ever since I was a child, I've had a love/hate relationship with thunderstorms. After a particularly traumatizing experience at a young age, involving a terrible storm and a tornado warning, I would get anxious when I saw the dark clouds rolling in and the wind whipping the trees. I loved the movie Twister (I can't even… Continue reading Summer Storms
I vividly remember the first time I read Harry Potter; I was 10 years old and my mom and I read it together (I even made her do the accents when she read haha). I was instantly hooked and every couple years as the next book would come out, I devoured it in days. I… Continue reading The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
On my way back from Yosemite, I wanted to make a stop somewhere along the way. Perfectly situated just south of the park was Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. I had every intention of driving through Kings Canyon and then south into Sequoia but after looking more closely at the map, the only road… Continue reading Sequoia National Park
I'll be spending the 4th at work (time and a half pay!) but daydreaming about swimming in a pool with a margarita, hot dogs and hamburgers, pasta salad and patriotic desserts. Hope everyone has a wonderful day celebrating our country! I love these photos of two of the best firework shows I've ever seen. The… Continue reading Happy Fourth!
For quite some time, I've been intrigued by the idea of competing in a triathlon. Don't get me wrong, I am not crazy enough to think I could ever complete an Iron Man; I have always been in awe of the people who have the drive and strength to finish one. To be honest, I… Continue reading Fitness Friday
Despite keeping my apartment neat and being somewhat cheap with my money (haha), I wouldn't exactly consider myself a minimalist. I have way too many shoes and clothes, watch entirely too many tv shows, follow too many people on Instagram and listen to too many podcasts. I check Facebook every single day. And I wouldn't… Continue reading Minimalism Challenge
After 3.5 years living in California, I finally made it north to Yosemite National Park earlier this month. Yosemite is rightly one of the most famous and widely visited national parks in the country. I had been looking forward to this trip for quite some time and it did not disappoint. I already cannot wait… Continue reading Yosemite National Park
I found these photographs of cityscapes solely lit by moon and starlight haunting and eerie but also incredibly beautiful. Thierry Cohen's Darkened Cities is a way for the viewer to imagine cities without light pollution, and what they would look like under a clear night sky, which is impossible today (aside from a blackout). Cohen has… Continue reading Darkened Cities
Would you ever go to a stranger's house for a Sunday night dinner with lots of other strangers? People from all over the world and from every walk of life. Maybe if you found yourself in Paris? Author, artist, and lifelong traveler Jim Haynes, an American expatriate living in Paris, has held an open dinner… Continue reading Sunday Dinner in Paris