A December reset, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Anybody else feel like they need to push the reset button at the start of December? I love the stretch from Thanksgiving to Christmas, but this November has left me feeling like I’ve been dragged kicking and screaming from Halloween into the dead of winter. Remember October when it was 55 degrees, and the leavesContinue reading “A December reset, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

Making friends with winos, hosting the perfect wine night

Let’s talk about friend groups. When I was in high school, I had a core group of friends. If we had something in common it was band. Four of us played the clarinet. What is it about clarinet players that makes fast friends? Among my friends today, many of them have revealed that they playedContinue reading “Making friends with winos, hosting the perfect wine night”

Youtube playlists from people who are on top of their music game, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Happy Thanksgiving weekend, and Happy Black Friday! Here at ink. there’s always a monthly playlist helping to set the scene for quiet evenings at home, busy lunch breaks, and all the other little moments I find to steal a few minutes writing. These playlists get shared, and I get the stats back to tell meContinue reading “Youtube playlists from people who are on top of their music game, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

The joy of meeting yourself where you are

I’m a person who likes to push. I like to have a target, a goal I’m working towards. My ideas tend to balloon into behemoth monsters that take all my focus, energy, and time. I throw myself wholeheartedly into projects, and work myself to the point of exhaustion…either physical exhaustion in an effort to finishContinue reading “The joy of meeting yourself where you are”

Five things on Pinterest for #joshandkatebuildahouse, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

I skipped a Friday post last week for the first time since launching ink. and I felt badly about it. A friend, and fellow blogger, asked why I didn’t have one scheduled and ready to go, and that friend pretty much understands nothing about what my schedule looks like in the weeks leading up toContinue reading “Five things on Pinterest for #joshandkatebuildahouse, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

Revisiting a “pre-marriage” book three and a half years “post-wedding”

It was almost five years ago that my now husband’s picture popped up on my daily match.com list. He was handsome, dressed in a suit for his friend’s wedding with a big boutonniere pinned slightly haphazardly to his lapel. He had kind eyes, a shy smile, and the perfect amount of scruffy facial hair. IfContinue reading “Revisiting a “pre-marriage” book three and a half years “post-wedding””

Five movies based on books…that are better than the originals

This past weekend, my high school theater program completed their run of The Giver, a dramatic stage play based on the young adult novel of the same title. The Giver is my favorite book of all time, and when the movie was announced in 2014, I was going to be first in line to see the storyContinue reading “Five movies based on books…that are better than the originals”

Just a bunch of things to make you smile and forget about politics…after you vote!

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, ink. is not intended to be a place for politics. But that being said, let’s acknowledge that it’s election day, and if you’re eligible to vote, you should vote. There’s not a good reason not to. If you feel like you don’t know enough about theContinue reading “Just a bunch of things to make you smile and forget about politics…after you vote!”

November playlist, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

The November Playlist!  Do not tell me you’re already pumping up the Christmas music? I love a good Christmas playlist as much as the next girl, but please do your holidays in some semblance of order. There might not be a thing as “Thanksgiving music,” but here’s a list of super chill, fall inspired instrumentalsContinue reading “November playlist, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

Four things for the start of November

We’re down to the final two months, months packed with holidays, shopping, food, decorations, and lots and lots of holiday themed movies, most of which will include a sappy love story for good measure. Though many of the local department stores began displaying their Christmas decor weeks ago, I like to subscribe to the generalContinue reading “Four things for the start of November”