{my life outdoors}

I am a far cry from an outdoorsy-niche blog, but I can't deny the role it plays in my life and what the great outdoors can offer for those willing to explore. Summers are short here in the Midwest and each year as winter yields to spring, I find myself making the same resolution: Spend …

{friday words}

"If it is right, it happens - the main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away." - John Steinbeck in a letter of advice to his teenage son and a reminder to not hurry to quickly into the weekend

{where dangers lie}

At any given point in the past year and a half, my husband and I could be found knee deep in projects. Painting (walls! baseboard! kitchen cabinets!). Ripping out (carpet! wall paper! {currently} bathroom tile!). Rearranging and hanging. Cleaning and organizing. Decluttering and downsizing. We are project people. We love learning new things; making a …