Life

On Life Mottos, Joan Didion, and a New Year

One of my favorite things to do is watch the sun rise through our front window. There is something absolutely luxurious about sitting with a cup of tea and watching the sky turn from a deep blue to indigo, bleeding into a pastel purple and then pink and finishing with washes of brilliant orange as the sun makes its daily debut. ...

Gratitude

“My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus." Stephen Hawking from a New York Times Magazine interview appearing on December 12, 2004   I feel like gratitude has become such a cliche buzzword these days, but I also believe that it is an essential part of a happy ...

DIY: Large Dining Room Artwork

The artwork in our house is somewhat eclectic and ranges from professional to DIY. J and I are in the final stages of completing a mini house renovation (that is, a small renovation of our house not a renovation of a small house, although our house isn't huge or anything). I'll be sharing some projects from that work in the ...

Summer Face

Summer is upon us and I'm changing up my makeup accordingly. I'm not a huge makeup wearer, but I do wear it to work most days. I spend the most time taking care of my skin, but I still have unevenness and horrible allergies that cause redness and puffiness. Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint: I fell for the internet hype ...