blue in the sky when it’s raining

The other night I happened to look out a window and catch a glimpse of pink and purple. I immediately grabbed my iPhone, my iPad, and my digital camera like a technologically confused idiot and ran...

lentil soup & zucchini salad

I’ve decided to start making some actual recipes… cooking some actual dinners. While I’m not all that into cooking, it is growing on me. There’s something to be said for cooking someone a homemade...

…when you’re making other plans

“It’s the oldest story in the world. One day you’re seventeen and planning for someday. And then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today, and then someday is yesterday, and then this...

my drowning orchid

I have this orchid. Or should I say “had”… My mom and I saw some on sale at OSH (Orchard Supply Hardware, similar to Home Depot for those of you who don’t live in...

hammock haven

They say your best qualities are also your worst ones. They also say the things that attract you to someone are the very things that will drive you crazy down the road.Who is “they”...

a lesson in life from Zach & Valentine

In acting class our teacher repeatedly states that we are not trying to learn anything. In fact, we are trying to unlearn all the things our parents, teachers, and society have taught us over...

I can’t do it all.

“I can’t do it all,” I found myself saying more than once yesterday.“There aren’t enough hours in the day,” I found myself saying more than once over the last few weeks. Have you ever...

lighting the flame

Have you ever tried lighting a candle multiple times only to have the flame go out almost immediately? It’s frustrating, right? The other day I was lighting a candle and the wick would light...

kale chips with truffle salt

Let’s be honest. Pretty much any food is better with truffle. Take kale, for instance. Add truffle to kale, and you’ll never go back. (Side note: I’m not even really sure what truffle is exactly....