Final thoughts on my Airbnb summer

Starting tomorrow, Josh and I begin to phase back into our school year routines, and he starts taking back over the daily operations of the Airbnbs. While my taking them over during the summer afforded a lot of valuable time for him to be at the house project and not driving back and forth fromContinue reading “Final thoughts on my Airbnb summer”

The best recommendations of the summer!

It’s the last day of July, meaning summer is winding down. With one month left, it’s time to make the best of August and squeeze in a little extra patio time, fire pit time, grill time, and free time! This summer I’ve enjoyed some great books, some great podcasts, and great music all on theContinue reading “The best recommendations of the summer!”

Throwback post – How it feels to be a teacher on the last day of the school year

Originally posted: June 7, 2018 because it bears remembering and repeating every spring! It’s 6:00AM on the last day of the school year, and I’m tired. The sun is already up; the morning breeze blows through the window; the coffee is hot and ready; my lunch waits, already packed, in the fridge; my school bagContinue reading “Throwback post – How it feels to be a teacher on the last day of the school year”

Guilty pleasure reading list in five genres

Summer: patio sitting on warm afternoons, frosty drinks, grilling out, flip-flops, hammocks in the shade, and if you’re lucky…vacation. Even if you’re not hitting the open road or jet setting to distant lands, summer provides a chance to relax a little, enjoy a late night out in the backyard around a bonfire, take advantage ofContinue reading “Guilty pleasure reading list in five genres”

Fall Jams – September 2018 Playlist

I love the month of September. Cooler temperature, fall leaves, football games, bonfires, comfy sweaters, all my favorite things start showing back up as fall rolls in. September’s playlist is a little bit mellow, a little bit folksy, and a little bit last minute summer party! Curl up with a blanket and sip a cupContinue reading “Fall Jams – September 2018 Playlist”

August 2018 – Chill summer jams playlist

In my head, I had a pretty good vacation plan. I wrote posts, scheduled them well. They went live on time and appeared on social media as they normally would have. ink. is still pretty new, so by new blogging standards, the official blogging newbies Facebook support group assured me that I was doing theContinue reading “August 2018 – Chill summer jams playlist”

When life hands you limes, make cocktails and pies!

There is an amazing scene in my memories from our time in Italy where an old man sits on the side of the hiking trail between Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare with bushels of freshly picked lemons hand pressing lemonade which he sells to the overheated transients taking in the sea vistas. I can pictureContinue reading “When life hands you limes, make cocktails and pies!”

How it feels to be a teacher on the last day of the school year

It’s 6:00AM on the last day of the school year, and I’m tired. The sun is already up; the morning breeze blows through the window; the coffee is hot and ready; my lunch waits, already packed, in the fridge; my school bag sits, where it always sits, on the stool next to the stairs inContinue reading “How it feels to be a teacher on the last day of the school year”

Pints and popsicles, Friday kudos, and wine for your weekend

Happy pre-4th of July weekend. It’s going to be a hot one! It’s the perfect time for a summer cookout. Fire up the grill, pour out a bag of chips, crack open that watermelon, and let the good times roll! Summer cookouts also afford the opportunity to enjoy some seasonal sweet treats. And unlike someContinue reading “Pints and popsicles, Friday kudos, and wine for your weekend”

Four non-fiction reads to make you smarter this summer

Let’s say you’re sitting by a pool, lounging on a patio, enjoying an evening on a deck, laying out at a beach, or pretty much partaking in any other summertime activity. You’ve got your essentials: sunscreen, sandals, snacks, sunglasses, beach blanket, and…books? If not, it’s time to lay claim to your next summer read! SummerContinue reading “Four non-fiction reads to make you smarter this summer”