Reflecting on 2017, and looking onward to a new year

Reflecting on 2017, and looking onward to a new year

2017 was a year of many changes for me. I got engaged, I moved super far away from the midwest, where I'd lived my entire life. I joined a book club in my new town. I left a job that made me unhappy and started a new one that allows me to work from home with [...]

Q&A with teaaholic and author, Lu Ann Pannunzio

Q&A with teaaholic and author, Lu Ann Pannunzio

I've been following Lu Ann Pannunzio's blog, The Cup of Life, for a long time. She's always been one of my biggest blogger inspirations because of her writing style, gorgeous photos and passion for tea. I recently started reading her book, and it's really made me think more about my day-to-day steeping experiences. "Tea-Spiration" is [...]

Book review: ‘Wild’ is a beautiful journey to finding yourself

This week I finished "Wild." The beautifully written memoir by Cheryl Strayed tells her roller coaster story of her multi-month hike along the gorgeous Pacific Crest Trail — as well as the events that inspired her journey. The book starts out with 20-something Cheryl reflecting on her life with her mother — discussing her childhood [...]