Northern Drawl

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hi / bye

sorry to leave y’all hanging…

i’m over here now.



This is a short video/narration I enjoyed on makers/creativity/creating/design/taste – and not living up to your own expectations for awhile.


Brent always gives me a hard time because I hate wearing socks. Sure, sometimes my shoes (and feet) stink…like when it’s 100 degrees out and I let my feet sweat in my converse all day, but it’s worth it. Maybe not to Brent, but he’s not going anywhere.

Anyway. I just saw this post on an illustrated book about Albert Einstein and found out that he also didn’t like to wear socks. So obviously – I’m a genius. Duh.

P.S. The blog that this picture is from is quickly becoming one of my favorites. It always has interesting things to read about and look at: Check it out!

4 Simple Goals

I always find myself talking about things I’d like to do, things I’d like to accomplish, and yet I rarely find time to do them. Just little things. I decided to make a list of 4 simple goals to accomplish before the new year as a way to hold myself accountable. (Inspired by another blogger’s post). They all seem equally important to me (number 1 is due to some dr. results I received recently that were less than stellar), but I’m especially excited about creating a new holiday tradition with my family. Brent and I will be celebrating our one year wedding anniversary on December 21st so it seems like the perfect time to start something new that we can enjoy doing for years to come. ❤


Missing Wisconsin // nas(FALL)gia

Whenever the fall season rolls around my homesickness seems to go into high gear. I miss Wisconsin’s fall, there really is nothing like it. And when it’s 82 and humid here (which it is), and my friends are posting pictures on Instagram of hot coffee, scarves, boots, and trees that are turning yellow-orangey-reds, my heart aches a little. 

But then I remember that they’re about to enter hibernation mode…for the next 6 months…and I don’t feel so bad. Plus, we do get a short-lived fall in Texas – it just doesn’t happen until November or December. 

So, in honor of fall – and to spite the heat and humidity in Austin – I made a fall checklist. I’m looking forward to the cooler temperatures that are supposedly on the way, and to starting some new traditions with my little family. I think I’ll make Brent and Ashen paint some pumpkins with me (because painting is just so much easier than carving; although salted pumpkin seeds might be worth the trouble).

Image^^ 1. Paint a pumpkin 2. Go camping 3. Build a campfire 4. Take a long hike on the green belt ^^

It’s a short list (because “The Mindy Project” is only 30 minutes long, and that’s when I doodled this), but I’m looking forward to checking off each item in the next month or two.