I’ve been thinking a lot about materialism. Specifically, is it possible to write about material items on a weekly basis – coveting them, making them, upgrading them for purely asthetic purposes – without becoming, in the end, simply about things? Sometimes I feel shallow for caring about what our couch legs look like. Shouldn’t having …

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When my sisters and I were little, we lived in a neighborhood made of cul-de-sacs, making it the perfect place for gaggles of children to roam around, always within sight of someone’s house, even if it wasn’t their own. We were given few rules: we had to stick together, and when the street lights came …

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via This weekend, Sam and I are visiting his family in New Jersey to see his younger sister compete in what her school calls, “Girl Show.” It’s a competition that’s so crazy intense and exciting, the whole town gets into it. They even broadcast it on TV! It’s pretty much 100% exactly like the Olympics, …

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You guys. This weekend? Sam and I saw the best movie ever. BEST. EVER. Ok yes it was Frozen. via Aside from being funny and engaging, it was visually stunning, which made me long to visit scandinavia and kayak through the fjords. Since that’s not happening any time soon, I started dreaming of cozy scandinavian …

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