Chit Chat

Nashville City Sights: Southern Festival of Books

The Southern Festival of Books is one of my favorite Nashville traditions! When we first moved here in 2014, I was super excited to find out about this festival and to see one of my favorite authors, Lev Grossman (again!), to get his latest book signed and hear behind-the-scenes tidbits on the making of the… Continue reading Nashville City Sights: Southern Festival of Books

Chit Chat

High Five for Friday

Every Friday I share Five highlights of my week, big and small. This week we celebrated Amelia’s first birthday, so most of my grateful moments focus on her! Happy Friday! 1 – 1 year. The shortest (& longest) year of all our lives! This little baby has changed so much in 12 months and it… Continue reading High Five for Friday

Craft Chat

Happy Birthday Cross Stitch Cube Finish

Double whammy today: not only a pattern finish but a finished object! I finished Amelia’s Happy Birthday cross stitch during naptime on her birthday yesterday, and finished the cube last night. I had to wait for daylight to take photos, and here it is! I loved the easy cube finish that I did for the… Continue reading Happy Birthday Cross Stitch Cube Finish

Chit Chat

Twelve Months with Amelia

Amelia is 12 months old… we made it to one year!! This year has been both the shortest and longest year of my life. I have so many conflicting emotions about reaching this milestone, but mostly I’m in awe of how much life has changed and how much I love this baby girl. She’s changed… Continue reading Twelve Months with Amelia

Chit Chat

Mississippi Moments

Over the weekend, we kicked off Amelia’s birthday week with a visit to Sam’s family in Mississippi. Amelia was spoiled with laps to sit in, new nooks and crannies (and boxes!) to discover, plenty of phones playing music videos, dogs to pet, and the crowning moment: the whole family singing Happy Birthday with cake and… Continue reading Mississippi Moments

Book Chat

2017 Reading Challenge: Third Quarter Update

This year I’ve joined¬†Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Reading Challenge¬†to give me a bit more structure in my reading life. The third quarter of the year just ended, so let’s check in for a status update on the Reading for Fun challenge, shall we? Checked Off in the Third Quarter: A book you chose for the cover:… Continue reading 2017 Reading Challenge: Third Quarter Update

Chit Chat

High Five for Friday

Every Friday I share five highlights from my week, both as a recap and a reminder to stay grateful. Happy Friday! 1 – One Little Pumpkin. I’ve been putting together a few pumpkin patch decorations for Amelia’s first birthday and feeling all the feels as I look at photos and realize how much she’s changed… Continue reading High Five for Friday