2021-06-18: Enjoying many processed meats while in northern NJ | Taylor Ham, egg, and cheese on a hard roll for …

2021-06-15: Moody light at Common House this am.

2021-06-13: What a great day trip to Roanoke, Virginia! 🌟

2021-06-12: Life’s been a wild ride recently with dinner parties, work picking up, starting a new side job as a …

2021-06-12: So proud of @robertsapunarich and his article that was recently published on Front Porch Republic | …

2021-06-04: I recently came across this beautiful prayer for summer. When I read it out loud to …

2021-05-27: Yesterday my brother took us to the Armand Bayou Nature Center, where he volunteers every week. We …

2021-05-26: We’ve been having such a fab time on our family vacation to the Texas gulf! Lots of beach time and …

2021-05-21: From the bathroom at Golden Boy Coffee in Denton, TX

2021-05-20: A few of the illustrations in a gorgeous 1968 edition of Plato’s Symposium. The artist is Eugene …

2021-05-18: Really enjoying my time in Texas seeing my parents. Here are some highlights so far. Eating Blue …

2021-05-17: As a fully vaccinated person it was very thrilling to go to my local Trader Joe’s without a mask! …

2021-05-15: American Airlines certainly didn’t make it easy BUT we’ve just rebooked our St. …

2021-05-13: Tuesday was my first CSA pickup for the season. There was an abundance of radishes, bok choy, and …

2021-05-11: Some monogramming for a newborn quilt ❤️🪡

2021-05-10: Back home in Charlottesville after a great weekend away visiting the in-laws. Annapolis and the …

2021-05-08: Enjoying a beautiful sunny day in Annapolis! Shopped around at Old Fox Books, which might be the …

2021-05-02: Kicking off “Me Made May” with this mashup dress. It’s a Wiksten Shift Dress + Seamwork Benning that …

2021-05-02: I’m so proud of this man! He competed in a 9 mile relay race of sorts yesterday with his local …

2021-04-27: Nothing better than a new Mockingbird Magazine! And it’s really no surprise that this might be my …

2021-04-24: Completed day 2 of my C25K program. I really enjoyed today’s run! This song from Rooney was my …

2021-04-17: Today we hiked the Blue Ridge Tunnel! Then afterwards we ate lunch with our hiking friends at the ix …

2021-04-17: Greeña colada •pineapple 🍍 •banana 🍌 •Almond/coco milk 🥛 •coconut flakes 🍄🥥 •spinach 🥬 •cashews …

2021-04-16: Finished this mushroom baby quilt!

2021-04-15: A baby quilt in the making 🍄

2021-04-15: Bought some amazing “farmers market” flannel today at Joann. Planning to make this into a large …

2021-04-11: Our church has begun weekly outdoor gatherings at a unique venue called The Garage. We all gathered …

2021-04-08: Made dinner on my new charcoal grill - a 14 inch Weber Smokey Joe. It works much better for me than …

2021-04-02: Yesterday I got an old tattoo freshened up. It feels like new! • While sitting for my tattoo another …

2021-03-31: Lovely Saucer Magnolia in a neighbors yard 🌸

2021-03-30: Some afternoon sewing after getting my first dose of Pfizer.

2021-03-29: Thrifted a couple nice full/Queen top sheets today. They’re destined to become a couple dresses, …

2021-03-25: Said adios to Florida today. We’re back home safely in Virginia.

2021-03-24: We spend yesterday on a boat with some friends and walking around the historic Castillo de San …

2021-03-22: Monday in St Augustine 🏝🍦🐚

2021-03-21: We really enjoyed our day trip through the Low Country. Today we saw the Low Country Museum & …

2021-03-20: For the brief few hours we experienced Charleston we loved it! Dinner at Leon’s was wonderful & …

2021-03-17: “For how can one know color in perpetual green, and what good is warmth without cold to give it …

2021-03-14: Adult Education hour on Zoom is not ideal but I do love seeing my pastor Paul Walker and all the …

2021-03-11: Just a few pictures of some special times and places with my favorite guy @robertsapunarich. Happy …

2021-03-08: I am loving Lent and the lenghtening of days! I feel so energized and productive. This winter felt …

2021-03-07: I’m finding so much joy in quilting. Only seven more blocks to go.

2021-03-05: My quilt helper today

2021-03-03: Valentine’s bouquets were massively discounted today at my local supermarket 💐

2021-03-02: Enjoying these colors together 🧵🪡

2021-02-24: Crocuses looking beautiful today

2021-02-24: Afternoon tea & reading

2021-02-23: A little personalizing 💖

2021-02-21: My first quilt blocks. Destined to become a tea cozy.

2021-02-14: Wearing lots of hand-knits today! Plus knitting up a tea cozy right now! 🫖

2021-02-13: Really enjoyed this wine tonight

2021-02-12: Bottling my beer

2021-02-12: Every couple of weeks I have a relapse, an Instagram relapse. Like a junkie who thinks things it …

2021-01-24: Homemade naan and chicken tikka for dinner. Staying warm outside with a hot cup of tea.

2021-01-20: My namesake looks like a beautiful place to visit | Genoa, Italy

2021-01-15: My Vitamin D cake 🍊White sour cream almond cake with cara cara orange essence Italian Buttercream. …

2021-01-14: Today I read that Hazel Dormice hibernate more than they are awake. Fascinating! And makes me feel …

2021-01-14: Our new 7-month old kitten Jack has learnt fetch, I never knew cats could learn fetch and it’s truly …

2021-01-09: Cozy morning with the cats and the hobbits

2021-01-07: Went on two nice walks today & did some yoga. Feels good to move and be alive. Nature is a …

2021-01-05: Back home with my first book of 2021, accompanied by some much needed tea and cat snuggles 📚

2021-01-01: Some snapshots from our time in Texas @joslyn @kennethcook @robertsapunarich

2020-12-28: Mylo Coffee in Little Rock, AR ☕️

2020-12-27: This is 30. A facemask and Friends reruns in bed. 🥰💫

2020-12-26: He’s the man! He’s the best! It’s his birthday! ❤️ @robertsapunarich

2020-12-24: Christmas Eve buffet - pate, cocktail meatballs, sausage rolls, and caramelized onion tarts

2020-12-24: Christmas Eve fire burning bright. We’re watching movies, enjoying a buffet, and enjoying traditions …

2020-12-23: Recording our Christmas Eve service today. I did the children’s sermon. It’s not fun doing a …

2020-12-21: Beautiful riverside walk yesterday in Charlottesville

2020-12-20: Lighting the candles for the last Sunday in Advent 🕯

2020-12-18: Grabbing coffee at my favorite local cafe and French patisserie Marie Bette ❤️🥐☕️ Looking forward to …

2020-12-17: I can’t believe this is actually my head! Love going to the salon for a pamper as a birthday treat …

2020-12-15: Happy birthday to my sister @joslyn! A fabulous teacher, hilarious sister, and fierce friend! Lover …

2020-12-14: This evening I pierced my ears a second time. Not painful at all and was done and dusted in 5 mins. …

2020-12-13: My morning citrus spritz felt very Seussical today • grapefruit, orange, lemon, lime, and a splash …

2020-12-12: A citrus spritz for an afternoon pick me up 🍊🍋

2020-12-12: I finished my limoncello and made some banana bread this am ✨〰

2020-12-12: Festive red manicure today! 💅🏼

2020-12-09: Quarantine day three after possible exposure Saturday. We had a friend deliver groceries today! So …

2020-12-08: Some beautiful loafs from today’s bake

2020-12-08: I found out last night that a good friend who we saw over the weekend had cornona virus. We’re going …

2020-12-07: Today I deactivated my Instagram and then went for a nice winter walk. I was inspired by the talk I …

2020-12-07: A conversation between Wintering author Katherine May & dancer, creator, author Marlee Grace …

2020-12-06: Eggnog with whiskey

2020-12-02: These Mockingbird Ministry Envelopes addressed with love and kitty cuddles.

2020-11-29: My super cuddly kitty 🥰

2020-11-29: I much prefer in person church and Adult Education, but I do like the cozy vibes of being at home …

2020-11-26: So thankful for this thoughtful man, @robertsapunarich! Happy thanksgiving everyone near and far!

2020-11-24: Made some of the best chicken tikka masala ever today using Kitchen Sanctuary’s recipe with her …

2020-11-23: Watching Hugo & knitting with my little kitty 🧶🐈

2020-11-21: Jack is trying to help me sewing this morning

2020-11-18: Love today’s hymn on my perpetual hymn calendar.

2020-11-17: Jack, our new adopted kitten, is doing very well! 🐾❤️ 🐈

2020-11-16: Meet One Eyed Jack, also known as Odin-Jack, our newly adopted 4 month old kitten.

2020-11-14: Before and after • 75% hydration loaf, cold fermentation for 15 hour | I baked this guys sister loaf …

2020-11-13: Little hints of Christmas are popping up

2020-11-12: The many colors of leafs on my afternoon walk 🍁🍂

2020-11-11: 🦅💨 | Currently reading Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. I’m enjoying it very much.

2020-11-10: Sometimes I hate how good working out and being active makes me feel. It would be so much easy to …

2020-11-08: Up at 6:30 and by 7:45 I’ve already made meatballs, marinara, and cleaned the kitchen! Love Sundays …

2020-11-07: Went to a bonfire tonight with @robertsapunarich ❤️

2020-11-07: Italian meringue 🗻

2020-11-06: Gaudy lemon icebox pie with Italian Meringue.

2020-11-06: With my abundance of lemon juice (leftover from making limoncello) I am making a Betty Crocker …

2020-11-06: Getting started on Christmas infusions 🍋

2020-11-04: Listening to this song nonstop this week | Elle Limebear - North Star

2020-11-02: Strung some lovely homemade orange garland up on the mantle today ✨

2020-11-01: I started my Purl Soho Advent Calendar today! I purchased the pattern from them and bought my own …

2020-10-31: Today we got firewood delivered. @robertsapunarich worked hard to get it all stacked up!

2020-10-27: I recieved a special parcel today from my friend Beth in Wigan, England. A lovely shirt, a sweet …

2020-10-27: Today’s the day we get our fireplace fixed. A co$tly job but I know we’ll be happy to have it! I’m …

2020-10-25: The Sun - my new weekly e-newsletter with links, photos, and ephemera can be found on my website. …

2020-10-24: Knitting and listening to the Redwall audiobook on a cozy slow Saturday 🧶

2020-10-23: Today at the SPCA rummage store I found a brand new pair of Rothy’s for $8. (Normal price is $150+!)

2020-10-22: Find your personal collect

2020-10-20: Love these orange little berries, almost like miniature pumpkins // taken on a walk through our …

2020-10-20: Finished my Colorblock afterthought heel socks • Ravelry link 🧶

2020-10-18: Fleming Rutledge on Twitter

2020-10-18: Bear Creek Lake State Park • The foliage and weather were just perfect. The 1 hourish drive from …

2020-10-16: Astronauts sped up on the moon with techno music

2020-10-16: NYC Recommendations A friend is visiting NYC and has asked me for some reccomendations. I’m posting them here for …

2020-10-15: A pumpkin turmeric latte aka a “Fall Like” latte at Quirk Cafe • starting heel one on my socks!

2020-10-13: Happy birthday to our dear friend Lizzy! Her dinner party last night was a pleasant distraction from …

2020-10-12: This has actually been a topic of conversation amongst my friends recently. I still feel hesitant …

2020-10-09: Yesterday we had an all women crew for our Sunday Service recording! This was a powerful and …

2020-10-07: Started a new sweater today! The Classic from Espace Tricot 🧶

2020-10-05: Backyard hangs with @robertsapunarich ❤️

2020-10-05: This weekend’s sourdough loaf | 75% hydration, 70/30 bread/wheat flour mix. Fermentation: 32 hours …

2020-10-03: Bought an ENO hammock today - it’s perfect!

2020-10-02: 🧶 making zoom bearable

2020-09-29: Went out to a rooftop bar for a friends birthday last night. Felt so great to really go full out …

2020-09-27: Sunday school & knitting 🧶

2020-09-27: Hiking in Shenandoah for our friend K’s birthday!

2020-09-26: My favorite diner has opened back up with outdoor rooftop seating!! ❤️ I’ve missed their shakshouka …

2020-09-25: Finished Little Fires Everywhere last night, feverishly towards the end. Loved the pace, the …

2020-09-23: We voted today!

2020-09-22: “Instagram has seen us, like Narcissus gazing at himself in the pond, brought down by our vanity”

2020-09-20: I read Doctor Sleep over the past few weeks, finished it on Thursday, watched the film on Friday. I …

2020-09-20: Yesterday Shenandoah, today Ivy Creek Natural Area. Lots of time in the beautiful and wonderful wild …

2020-09-20: I love you, Virginia! We’ve been living in Charlottesville for just over a year and only yesterday …

2020-09-15: After a really crappy day this man was such a gem. I love you @robertsapunarich! ❤️ • photo taken in …

2020-09-14: Perfect afternoon 🍾

2020-09-12: Nothing so nice as putting away all the laundry and making your bed!

2020-09-11: 📸 Chesapeake Bay 9/3/20 w/@robertsapunarich

2020-09-11: I started a new job this week. Or rather, I added new responsibilities and a new title at my current …

2020-09-04: Beach vibes but on the river • Solomon’s Island, MD

2020-09-02: The most polarizing food that I love

2020-09-01: Pictish women

2020-08-26: I love how my freckles shine after a weekend in the sun ☀️

2020-08-24: Sandbridge, Virginia • August 22nd 2020

2020-08-24: Last night I made homemade pasta! 🍝

2020-08-21: Beer Truly is the Champagne of Cocktails This reminds me of one of my favorite cocktails - my IPA …

2020-08-19: Despite the numerous reasons to be glum about this upcoming semester, seeing the UVARotunda on a …

2020-08-14: An Actually Useful Guide to Not Being On Your Phone All the Time via Garden Variety

2020-08-13: Seth Bauserman at Quirk Gallery, Charlottesville

2020-08-10: We have offically lived in Charlottesville, Virginia for just over a year. Consistently my favorite …

2020-08-09: Dyed a hand sewn garment using the traditional Japanese Shibori technique

2020-08-08: Sub Rosa bakery and a private tour of the Branch Museum in Richmond

2020-08-07: Knitting progress this week 🧶

2020-08-03: You got to try a little kindness Yes show a little kindness Just shine your light for everyone to …

2020-08-03: Bug patrol on my parents ranch

2020-08-03: Yesterday was the perfect summer day. Outdoor church with wonderful weather. A hot hike and then a …

2020-08-02: Float

2020-08-01: Knitting up a pair of colorblock socks! 🧶

2020-07-31: Friday night cookout with friends! 💖

2020-07-31: Just applied to be a poll worker in my local county! Feels like a nice way to help to get involved …

2020-07-29: Wine and some pan pizza aka tomato pie with a simple rocket salad. I used a mix of my own garden …

2020-07-29: Race and Place in Charlottesville, VA

2020-07-29: A quote on Sin, grace, and dancing. Fleming Rutledge, The Crucifixion The action of God’s grace precedes our consciousness of sin, so that we perceive the depth of our …

2020-07-26: Finished Catherine House today. 3/5. I was intrigued by the story, and there were sections that had …

2020-07-25: Soft serve swirl on a sweltering afternoon. (Annapolis, MD) 📷

2020-07-24: Fresh sourdough out of my oven this morning. Bringing it to my in-laws in Annapolis. 🥖🍞

2020-07-24: Really enjoyed this delicious piquette from Old Westminster in Maryland 🍷

2020-07-22: My latest stamp, this one inspired by Scandinavian folk art. This is a birthday card for my …

2020-07-21: VILLA EPHRUSSI DE ROTHSCHILD Top of the list of places I want to visit as soon as I’m able

2020-07-21: I completely ripped out both of the Nimue socks I was knitting. They had been sitting in my WIP bin …

2020-07-21: “To be outraged and to take action on behalf of the voiceless and oppressed is to do the work of …

2020-07-20: wise words from the bean king “This pandemic feels like a relay race and if that means that every once in a while, you need to …

2020-07-19: Knitting a pair of Nimue socks 🧶

2020-07-18: Today has been my second stressful Saturday in a row, and Sunday doesn’t look much better. This pint …

2020-07-18: My goodness — I loved this book. Took me right back to 6th grade. I can’t believe I’d never read a …

2020-07-17: Emergency Contact by Mary HK Choi • I really enjoyed this YA novel. It’s set in Austin so as a Texan …

2020-07-14: I finished Where the Crawdads Sing today. Stupendous, I thought. Spent all morning finishing it …

2020-07-13: Kate Bollinger - Grey Skies

2020-07-13: Painting our basement today, color is Shark Fin

2020-07-12: Wynton Marsalis, Hot House Flowers

2020-07-11: Dinner at Selvedge Brewing. A new place located in the historical Wool Factory. Our first time …

2020-07-11: Agnus Dei / very pleased with my first linocut!

2020-07-11: Eat the rainbow 🌈🌈🌈 Summer veg panzanella salad •cucumbers •tomatoes •sourdough croutons •fresh …

2020-07-11: New artistic pursuit: linocuts

2020-07-10: Tattoo Color Tests Celebrate Diversity—Here’s How

2020-07-09: Last night an old friend from out of state was passing through so we got dressed up and went out for …

2020-07-09: Amongst our friends it a joke to make fun of the trite phrase “live, laugh, love.” So, for a friends …

2020-07-08: Harper’s, A Letter on Justice and Open Debate

2020-07-07: Farewell to Bon Appetit It’s strange to say but it’s true, one of the main reasons I have distanced myself from …

2020-07-07: My easy chai - 4 cardamom pods, (ground up with my mortar and pestle,) Taylor’s black tea, a good …

2020-07-07: I loved this Chinese propaganda poster on display at Barrister Books in Staunton. Almost wish I had …

2020-07-06: First time at my favorite store in almost two months. The longest I’ve gone in about 6 years!!

2020-07-05: New hobby, so far no injuries

2020-07-05: New book I bought yesterday in Staunton at The Book Dragon. This was recommended by Sam Irby.

2020-07-04: My homemade kimchi goes superbly with egg fried coconut rice 🍚

2020-07-04: Day trip to Staunton, then Harrisonburg, then Staunton once more. Our express purpose was to get …

2020-07-04: I’ve been wanting to get into roller skating so I can join Robbie at the local skate park. …

2020-07-03: Jones likes to rest on my knee while I read and nap

2020-07-03: Sunday June 28th • Sherk [sic] at Brazos Drive In, Granbury, Texas

2020-07-03: Texas We are back home after a week in Texas visiting my parents. It was enjoyable, relaxing, and …

2020-07-03: Coffee with R after a bike ride on the Rivanna trail ❤️ we love Charlottesville!