Inspiration, Lifestyle

More of and Less of in 2019

January 6, 2019 | No Comments

This post is inspired by one on A Cup of Jo where Julia Rothman came up with a simple and elegant concept of laying out our wishes for each year. What do you want more of and what do you want less of this year? It’s so much easier to jot these down as they flow into our minds, compared to typical resolutions in sentence form, which feel so formal and tend to be harder to keep. I’m going to tape this list above my desk once it’s written, so I can be reminded of it each day: Continue Reading…

Food, Style

Wrapping Up 2018

December 14, 2018 | 13 Comments

The winner of ‘Kenny the Kudu’ is Simone Blanckenberg!

Do you see what I did there? Because it’s nearly Christmas, and we’re all wrapping up presents. Plus the year is almost over (“wrapped up”). Okaaaay…sorry if I didn’t need to explain it, but I wouldn’t want to waste a good pun. I also don’t want to waste much of anything this festive season. Lately I’m all about not wasting time, not wasting food, and not generating too much waste in general.

We all consume more than we need, and we need to tone it down, because although this is the season of excess, I think our planet will agree that we need to get a bit leaner when it comes to our consumption. Let’s keep things simpler.  Continue Reading…

Other

It’s Not Your Job to Make Christmas Magical

December 4, 2018 | 5 Comments

Do you hear me? It’s not your job to make Christmas magical for everybody and their aunt. I know you’re feeling the anxiety, because I feel it too. You look on social media and see somebody’s perfect tree. Someone else’s beautiful table setting. The handmade cloth advent calendar filled with wooden toys. The way they hide that blasted elf each night in increasingly imaginative places to delight their kids each morning. Continue Reading…