I’m wishing my parents a very happy 45th wedding anniversary today!!!

After having both been traveling separately for work, it was nice for Ryan and I to be home together last week and enjoy a much-needed, relaxing staycation. We filled our week with a nice visit with family in Frankenmuth, a visit to Cranbrook to see the Hippie Modernism show (which weContinue Reading

We enjoyed a fun 4th of July week with my parents who drove up to visit us from Texas this year; we visited the American Museum of Magic and Dark Horse Brewing Co in Marshall, MI, had dinner at Arcadia Ales in Kalamazoo (my mouth is still watering over their fried greenContinue Reading

Wishing you all a (belated) happy Father’s Day; celebrating those dads who are still with us and remembering those who are no longer here – love to all of our dads!

Yesterday was National Wine Day; in honor of the day, I “might could” enjoy a glass of delicious, dry rosé from the South of France. #nationalwineday #texasalphabet And on our kitchen table this week are these beautiful white lilacs from our backyard and some pretty peonies inside a vintage, blueContinue Reading

It’s that magical time of year in A2 where the University has commenced with commencement, it’s really starting to feel like summer, and we planted most of our garden over the weekend too! We filled our pots and garden boxes with a variety of tomatoes, peppers, flowers, and herbs; I even treatedContinue Reading

I have so much to be thankful for; we had the pleasure of spending our Thanksgiving holiday with family in Texas this year, as well as visiting our dear friends Jen and Walter and their family. We had our traditional giant mound of mashed potatoes, as well as other sides and desserts, andContinue Reading

Holly Golightly: You know those days when you get the mean reds? Paul Varjak: The mean reds, you mean like the blues? Holly Golightly: No. The blues are because you’re getting fat and maybe it’s been raining too long, you’re just sad that’s all. The mean reds are horrible. SuddenlyContinue Reading