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SAFARIS & SUNSETS

It was a rough first two weeks in South Africa as I struggled to get used to the differently filtered drinking water. Truth be told, I mostly saw the inside of my bathroom during this time. When we lived in Ghana, Kip called this “Ghanarrhoea.” Either way, it’s humiliating and I can’t believe I’ve even […]

IT’S BEEN A HELLUVA YEAR FOLKS

Well despite 2013 being relatively unsuccessful from a blogging standpoint, I’ve got to admit that in reality it’s been one for the books. (Sadly such books don’t include my personal journal) I rang in the New Year from the roof of my parent’s four-storey terraced house in Frankfurt, under a shower of not-illegal fireworks (god […]

TINWOMAN… ?

You all know I love a good commute to anywhere as long as it’s on the railroads. The best people take trains, and there’s no exception in the great city of London. You never know who/what you could end up sitting next to. You never know how many people will cop a feel accidentally as […]

I’M FAMOUS! (AMONGST A VERY VERY SELECT FEW)

  I am so excited to show you all this little project I was working on during my time in Germany. Working for the Church has many perks, and this was just the cherry on top. How else could a freshly graduated English major slip into the role of Editor in Chief and Head Graphic […]

I KNOW IF I GO, I’LL DIE HAPPY TONIGHT

Lana del Ray, introduced to me tonight by Michael (he’s a brilliant mind).  This song, Summertime Sadness, when played loud enough that the base lines rattle your rib cage and make your lungs somehow think they are the actual brains of your being, speaks the volumes of my heart right now.  Goodbye to the summer, […]

WHAT’S THE SECRET PASSWORD?

What you’re looking at is the coolest fort ever made by a bunch of dateless girls.  This is how we sent a recent friday night in: a fort, a tacky movie, and the following morning which consisted of nothing but BOOKS.  We stayed snuggled under out blankets, reading.  And it was blissful.

BEING GRATEFUL

Happy Valentines day.  I was feeling quite sad for myself considering the fact the only thing I have gotten today so far is a paper cut. But then Ted slapped me in the face with this beaut from Louie Schwarzberg, one of the most intuitive photographers of our generation.   

LITTLE- ELDER- BROTHER’S A SWISS GENTLEMAN

The quick update- Little brother is pretty awesome serving as a full time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  He is still in Switzerland, trying to figure out the swiss version of the German language.  I can’t even figure out the basics of the German version of German, so I don’t envy […]

THE PAINTED PRESENT PROJECT

This year for christmas little brother Connor and I made a pact to paint one another a christmas present instead of buying something.  It was a difficult task to actually come up with something to paint.  I don’t think either of us are professed painters– but the results of the task were incredibly surprising and […]

GETTIN’ IN THE SPIRIT OF THINGS

For the first time in, oh say  twenty-one and a half years, I am sporting a onesie– and it’s all in the spirit of Christmas.  This year I am spending Christmas in Frankfurt with my considerably shrunken family.  Connor and I are the only ones home- not at all a predictable combination, but we are […]