Friday, January 27, 2012


I recently got a new job (!) and now commute about 3 blocks to get to work. It is so nice being so close to our apartment and being able to walk Louise on my lunch breaks. Here are a few snaps I have taken on my way over in the mornings.
happy friday!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Saving up

So there are the things you have to spend money on (rent, gas, food), the things you decide to spend money on (clothes, coffee, books) and then there are the things you decide to save for because they just don't warrant an immediate drop in your checking account.
I have three things on that list right now.
1. A bike! Now this one I have been waiting to purchase for awhile now. I wanted to find just the right one to cruise around town on. I am hoping to have this little guy just in time for spring in Lynchburg.
2. A new pair of runing shoes! I am going to go check out a few pairs at our local running store. I have also been looking up some fun races in the next few months, just to hold myself accountable.
3. Okay, so this one is less of a priority and more of a dream. I would love to have a KitchenAid mixer. They are just so practical and cute!
Well, there you have it. I'll keep you posted on the progress of my savings.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I love beginnings. Meeting new people, the start of a new craft, books, adventures and of course, the first of the year. It seems as though the newness of a year offers the opportunity for change and so with that brings goals and aspirations. I am not one for “new years resolutions” because incorporating new goals and habits all at once is unrealistic. I do however have some things I would like to pursue this year. Here is my list thus far:

1. I want to make more meals at home and find creative healthy recipes to experiment with.
2. Finally start taking classes for the studio art certificate at the local community college.
3. Set time aside to create and do it often.
4. Plan weekend adventures to local places I have never been,
5. -but also save to take an international trip this year too.
6. Create an Etsy account and sell things.
7. Be outdoors! Take advantage of things like hiking, biking, camping, canoeing and running in Lynchburg. Maybe even run another half marathon.
8. Be more intentional to make time for those around me.
9. Master an iced coffee recipe, and keep the fridge stocked.
10. Make trips to Boiling Springs to visit sweet friends.
11. Explore trails around town with Louise, my pup.
12. Write more and start an art journal!
13. Keep fresh flowers around the apartment.

Well, thats a start. Here’s to embracing all things 2012.


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Louise makes friends

I walk the streets around my apartment, multiple times a day. I try to walk Lou as much as possible to get all that puppy energy out through exercise. I call her my little city pup because cars, buses and bikes don’t phase her and our “yard” is about a block from my place. She’s great though and apparently everyone we meet feels the same way. I have made so many new friends over the last few weeks. One woman, we see at least once a day and she greets little Louise will a belly rub every time. As the weather continues to get colder, life downtown may be a little less eventful but I am looking forward to a spring filled with friends, bike rides and adventures with Lou.