I met Heather Daniels when we both lived in Charlotte, North Carolina in our twenties. We became quick friends and stayed in touch after we moved away from the Carolinas (Heather and Joel to Knoxville, Graham and me to California). Since then, the Daniels family has lived in Boston and now the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. (We've taken advantage of these cool cities and visited them in both places). One thing I admire about Heather is how quickly she acclimates to change. This girl . . .
Have I told you yet that I’m having a love affair with curry? For years it was ginger and cardamom and cinnamon but lately, curry is my jam. And now that it’s fall, those warm, spicy tones keep me cozy and pair beautifully with a glass of Pinot gris. The grocery store boasts no shortage of curry paste in jar or can, but my favorite is Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste. It's not as spicy as some of the other brands which is a plus for everyone in my family except Henry who chomped into a jalapeño . . .
I’ve just returned home to my tribe from a dreamy girlfriends’ weekend with my college roommate in Scottsdale, Arizona. We planned the trip in January when I was up to my eyeballs in sleepless nights with my then six-week-old, wearing milk-stained tee-shirts and yoga pants, and binge watching Parenthood on Netflix before having to return to work. If you can’t read between the lines, I needed a break from my new life as a mom of four. Even though, at the time, said break was approximately 250 . . .
Aren't you just loving Lorae's Company Memos? I am learning about businesses, products, and organizations I would have never heard of before! Today, I am on the way to Scottsdale, Arizona for a weekend with my college roommate and I am seriously kicking myself for not utilizing my Rent the Runway Unlimited Subscription. (I'm their favorite customer EVER because I bought the subscription in February and keep forgetting to use it!). Also, Chip and Joanna are EVERYWHERE, amiright? Have a fabulous . . .
Mary Coleman has been a beautiful voice in the lives of women for decades, her daughters being the first recipients of her wisdom. I met Mary seven years ago when she led a Bible study on foundations of faith. I learned so much that summer that I kept coming back for more—studies on self-care and motherhood, guilt and perfectionism. She has become a mentor over the years, a true Titus 2 woman teaching the younger generations what is good. Mary has encouraged me and believed in me, wrestled . . .