Visiting Marfa: Planning a Long Weekend in Marfa, TX

Chris and I celebrated our anniversary last summer with a long weekend in Marfa. When our anniversary rolled around this summer, I remembered what a fun time we had. Now I can’t wait to go back! Although for our next visit, I’m thinking spring or fall would be a better time than July. What were…

5 Fun Instagram Profiles to Follow / 01

Instagram is my preferred method of social media. It’s fun; it’s visual; it’s a digital scrapbook; it’s a great source for inspiration. Here are a few fun accounts to follow if you’re looking for some added flair in your feed. And, if you’d like, you can follow me @emilypainesmith.

9 Great Audiobooks

For me, summer is book reading season. I’ve always loved to read, and loading up on books for my summer reading list is a habit I’ve never been able to quit. Sometimes, though, to sit and read seems impossible. I find this to be true especially during the school year. It’s like my brain is…

What I Wore / Summer Uniform

Since I teach (meaning: work full time) from August through May, I don’t work (meaning: read by the pool, do laundry, grocery shopping, etc. during the week) during June and July. Since most of those activities don’t require a full wardrobe, I tend to stick to wardrobe basics and wear them over and over. (My…