In Search of Simpler Times


It's funny how in a couple of generations things can be forgotten, lost in time. Traditions, places, faces. Yet, when revisiting them it reawakens something we've never really lost. The first time I visited far west Texas, I was sixteen. I wasn't truly present to the family road trip, but I do remember the crisp…

Making Life a Weekend


The end of the week is here! And while I am definitely a TGIF gal these days, I also know it's a sticky rut to get out of. So, here are the things that inspire me all days of the week and remind me that happiness isn't just confined to the weekend.  "Celebrate today for…

NaNoWriMo 2013 Challenge Accepted!


Image found via Pinterest For those of you who don't know, an awesome thing has been happening in the blogisphere for the past few years called NaNoWriMo -AKA National Novel Writing Month. Essentially, writers of all kinds can accept the challenge to write a 50,000 word novel by the end of November. And this year,…

A Writer’s Holiday


A few years ago I fell in love with the movie The Holiday with Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jack Black, and Jude Law. Appropriately, it has become a holiday season pick and now I just have to dust it off along with The Grinch and A White Christmas. But don't worry, I don't let my…

A little bit of nerdy inspiration for your week


I recently bought a Lord of the Rings video game and it reminded me how much I absolutely love J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth. There are so many parallels between his fantastical world and the one we live in. Now I know that J.R.R. Tolkien does not have this speech in the book- but it is…