You know February 14th is approaching when the Target dollar section transforms from New Year's confetti to heart overload. Personally, I think Valentine's is one of the most overrated holidays of the year. The flowers are heavily marked up, all our favorite restaurants are booked, and the kids are sugared to the max. Graham and I don't do a whole lot of gifting in mid-February and have been known to put a movie on for the kids and enjoy a charcuterie and cheese board in the dining room by . . .
Like many of you, I have a word for 2019. I personally prefer this to the never-ending lists of resolutions, but it can be hard to keep a mindset—which is essentially what the word stands for—in my head all twelve calendar page turns of the year. Come to think of it, I don't remember what my word was last year. Which proves my point. But 2019's word is different for a few reasons: Contentment started popping up in my mind long before December, shall we say, 28th, when I likely chose my word . . .
Just after Christmas, my middle schooler went to visit family for a few days in North Carolina and I decided it was time to do the unthinkable, enter without knocking and give her bedroom a makeover. Actually, I swapped my preteen's bedroom with her little sister's to give her more space and a few needed updates. The caveat that almost drove a major wedge between us: I refused to paint the new room (it's Benjamin Moore's Elephant Pink). I tried to convince my preteen that with the right color . . .
You guys, sometimes I think half this blog is dedicated to the mixed bevs and cocktails Graham and I are concocting on any given weekend. I promise I know there's more to life than your next libation, but these holiday drinks are too good not to share! And because I have a business that I love, I am adding a little Arbonne-inspired love to the mix with two, limited-time products you've just got to get your hands on this holiday season. The first is our green apple fizzie. Oh man, am I ever in . . .
I've been admiring Jodi Macfarlan Calligraphy for a while, having never met the artist herself until Maddox and I signed up for a holiday workshop with her last month. Fifty-five Christmas card addresses later, I'm still pretty sketchy on my calligraphy skills, but the time spent with my daughter and the opportunity to get to know Jodi was the best part of that November workshop. Today on The Thersday Series, meet a woman first known for her words, now for her handwriting. Jodi, I'm so pleased . . .