Books, hearths, snow, and other happenings

Books, hearths, snow, and other happenings

I’ve been reading some awesome books lately, which is, I think, the loveliest way to snuggle up in the living room on a winter night with a new slate hearth and surround setting the stage for the blazing fire. I’ve always loved reading 18th- and...
A cold winter’s day

A cold winter’s day

Someone at work commented the other day that January is the worst month because there’s nothing to look forward to until spring. Of course, it was pouring rain that day, and our 100-year-old building was sucking in every single percentage of cold, clammy...
Looking back, looking ahead

Looking back, looking ahead

Happy New Year! 2014 has been quite a year for me personally and for our family. No major life changes, but a good, satisfying year of growth and overall excellence. We all agreed last night at dinner, during our annual “Best of 2014/Goals for 2015″...
Morning routine and musings on gratitude

Morning routine and musings on gratitude

All my friends in my entrepreneurial circles are big into their Morning Routine. It goes something like this: Get up early, because early risers get stuff done. Meditate. Practice gratitude for things big and small. Read over long-term goals and ask self how the big...
Thankful

Thankful

Since it’s November and since there must be an up after the down, my thoughts this Thanksgiving week have turned to thankfulness. Not the evangelical blogger Instagramesque #gratitude kind, just the normal “Wow, I have some amazing people around me who...