Nothing says summer quite like an easy white top, especially if it’s beautiful eyelet lace. Add a peplum and I’m all yours. Every summer, I seem to get stuck on one look that I wear on repeat.Continue reading “Summer Uniform”
I recently had the opportunity to write a mini travel guide for Hither and Thither, a blog I’ve followed for about a decade.Continue reading “Visiting Texas: Fort Worth City Guide”
Our home, which was designed by Brandon & Anissa Allen of Allen Architecture, is featured in the current issue of 360 West, Tarrant County’s lifestyle magazine. It’s a dream come true for a few reasons, but mostly it serves as a reminder that we are thankful for those who helped us through this process.
I’m so proud of what we’ve done thus far (we’ve had a lot of help!), and we are honored to be featured in a magazine that we read and enjoy. Our home is, of course, a work in progress — we will continue to adjust and tweak our current set up, but that’s the fun part!Continue reading “Our Home”
I’m back! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, and especially awhile since I’ve done a Recent Reads post.
We’re 4 months into 2019, and I’ve got lofty reading goals. I hit the ground running, and I’ve already read 25 books using mostly my Libby and Audible accounts for ebooks and audiobooks. Of the 25 books I’ve experienced so far, here are 6 that stand out.Continue reading “Recent Reads / 09”
2018 was a great year for these Smiths. Some highlights: moving into our new home, my brother’s engagement to my best babe, and our trip to Rome. Not sure how 2019 can top it, but I’m ready to see it try!
In the grand tradition of yearly “best lists,” both Austin Kleon and Barack Obama put out their year-end lists (they both have excellent taste). List-making and -keeping is something I really enjoy, and I’d like to continue the habit into the future. I made my own best-of list for some great books I read in 2018, but I wanted to track the movies, t.v. shows, and albums I enjoyed this year as well.
In addition to our seven nights in Rome last summer, Chris and I planned stops in two charming Umbrian towns, Orvieto and Spello. While we just stayed overnight in each town, one day was enough to fall in love with Orvieto and Spello.Continue reading “Visiting Italy: Orvieto & Spello”
2018 was a great reading year. I had a goal of reading 60 books and used Modern Mrs. Darcy’s 2018 Reading Challenge as a base to plan which books I’d read.
Success! As of this week, I’ve surpassed my goal of 60 books by 5.
Failure! Although I hit my number, I stuck to only half of the books I intended to read.
Lesson learned! I definitely over-planned. Who knew? I’ll have to keep my 2019 goals a little looser and allow for those “impulse reads” I enjoy so much.
I read a lot of good books this year but here are 15 of my favorites, in no particular order.Continue reading “My Year in Books / 2018”