Putting the H(e)art in Hartson

It’s been just over two months since I got the keys to Hartson House. We’ve got a long way to go, but I’m proud and impressed at what we’ve accomplished so far…especially since we’re only working weekends and an evening or two during the week. You can see the “before” photos here. Now for an update. What have we done so far? We opened up … Continue reading Putting the H(e)art in Hartson

On the Eve

I’m 29, it’s Christmas Eve, and I just threw up in my parents’ bathroom. I’m in a really good place in life despite the questionable decision to mix wine and whiskey during a particularly intense bout of battling tops earlier this evening. I’m at least half drunk writing this post and the room keeps spinning towards me, but I want to remember this feeling because … Continue reading On the Eve

A Very Sustainable Christmas Tree

Let me be clear, I love real trees for Christmas. I love the smell, the look, the feel. I love and miss the tradition of going to pick one out with my Dad each year, musing over each tree’s personality and imperfections. I even love vacuuming up the needles that inevitably shed all over the carpet. But, now that I have my own home, I’ve … Continue reading A Very Sustainable Christmas Tree

Homemade Cards – Turkey Edition

Lately, I’ve been feeling pretty crafty and have indulged myself creatively. I’ve done projects with wood, clay, and paper which I’ll be sharing over the coming weeks. It’s really cool to be at a point in my life where I have so many different tools in my arsenal and am now seeing them build off each other. I’ve always been a big believer in homemade … Continue reading Homemade Cards – Turkey Edition

Crispy Prosciutto + Lemony Asparagus Empowered Pasta

What a stupendous weekend! My parents came to visit Saturday and I put them to work cleaning up the yard at my flip house!!! More on that later. Honestly, having 70 degree days in November makes yard work positively dreamy. It was delicious to be outside and active. We also went for a walk around Green Lake and had dinner together. I wish they could … Continue reading Crispy Prosciutto + Lemony Asparagus Empowered Pasta