favorite things: part one

*This post inspired by my long-lost younger sister spending time with my daughter in the woods searching for evidence of fairies and other magical beings hiking in the woods and listening to how it sounds thunderstorms, and the sound of rain the smell of morning Target cooking during a snowstorm, listening to coltrane with the... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Magic

Dear Mom - It's Thanksgiving day today and I am home with my family. Thanksgiving is usually my favorite holiday but I am just not feeling festive today. This does not mean I am not thankful, just not very festive. When I was young you used to make holidays magical. I usually do that too,... Continue Reading →

Thankful for Thirty: Day 14: Rain

I am working really hard not to be mad that it's raining, because we REALLY need it. We are leaving for a mini-adventure trip tomorrow, to drive down skyline drive in the Shenandoah National Park. I was hoping for crystal clear views and beautiful fall foliage. I am not sure if that is what I... Continue Reading →

West Virginia autumn train ride

Daryn and I traveled to Romney, West Virginia this past weekend to take the Potomac Eagle Fall Foliage train ride through the mountains. Only 2 hours from our house (a beautiful drive), it was a beautiful October day. The three hour train ride took us around the base of a mountain where there are no... Continue Reading →

Recipe: autumn harvest roast

It is no secret that I absolutely love the fall. I have been craving¬†pumpkin and the like for a while now, so I decided to roast some delicious fall veggies. Preheat oven to 425, line a baking pan with foil and set aside. Peel and cut each of the following into 1 inch cubes (you... Continue Reading →

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