recent chaos

recent chaos

1) I had a story published in Hypertrophic Literary which is a really awesome a beautiful magazine.  The story is probably my favorite thing I have written to date.  You can buy a copy on Amazon, or you can get a digital copy here if you’re interested. 2) Our house is officially on the market. … more

chicken ramen stir fry

chicken ramen stir fry

The past two weeks around here have felt like utter chaos.  Gerrit was on travel for work, then we went to Nashville, then Evelyn and I went to Florida with my mom to visit some family.  Pair that with some big life change conversations (like the possibility of moving to a different part of town) … more

nashville weekend

nashville weekend

Gerrit and I spent this past weekend in Nashville having a great time and (as usual when we travel) eating too much food.  The entire weekend was a bit of an early birthday surprise for Gerrit (he knew we were going somewhere, but not where), mostly because we wanted to take some kind of weekend … more

mushroom lasagna {updated}

mushroom lasagna {updated}

I’ve been planning for a while to come back and re-photograph my favorite lasagna, but through the coincidence of not thinking through my grocery list a couple of weeks ago (and therefore not having enough lasagna noodles), I actually ended up with a slight twist to the recipe and decided I like it even better. … more

what i’ve been reading {winter 2015/16}

{Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon} I read this book for two reasons: 1) I loved the Mitford books when I read them 10-15 years ago, and I hadn’t read any of the books Jan Karon had written since the official series ended.  2) I wanted to read something easy/comfortable during the Christmas season … more