The Chesterton Option Quarterly Check In #1 (AKA So How’s My New Year’s Resolution Actually Going)

The Chesterton Option Quarterly Check In #1 (AKA So How’s My New Year’s Resolution Actually Going)

Since we are a quarter of the way into 2018, (!!) I’m checking in on my resolution to live an intentional life based on the “Chesterton option,” inspired by Dale Ahlquist. For those of you familiar with Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies, I’m an obliger. Yaaaay, another box. I do realize that we can’t be defined … Read More

Making Our Own Entertainment: How to Escape Netflix and Create Real Fun With Your Family and Friends

Making Our Own Entertainment: How to Escape Netflix and Create Real Fun With Your Family and Friends

This post contains affiliate links. For more info see here. Making your own entertainment…do boardgames instantly come to mind? I like the occasional rousing game of Taboo, and recently played a super fun game called Codenames with my brother and his family. But on the whole, my husband and I are not drawn to boardgames. So … Read More

A Reflection on The Beauty of Subtlety: Yes, California Has Seasons

A Reflection on The Beauty of Subtlety: Yes, California Has Seasons

[Background track #1] I’m home! At last. We’ve switched states a few times in the last year, and it’s not over yet. Which is great. I love adventure, and I love all the places I’ve lived. But California holds a very special place in my heart. In honor of this momentous occasion, (me being home) … Read More

In the Library Lately | My Recommendations for Two Reads and a Listen #3

In the Library Lately | My Recommendations for Two Reads and a Listen #3

This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see here. I’ve got three more book recommendations for ya, late as usual. In case you are new here, (yay! welcome!) I’ve been trying to read one fiction and one non-fiction, and listen to one audio book each month, and then share them with you guys. If you … Read More

Environmental Stewardship: A Catholic Hippie Shares Perspective, Products, and Her Love for Solar Power

Environmental Stewardship: A Catholic Hippie Shares Perspective, Products, and Her Love for Solar Power

This post contains affiliate links. For more info, see here. I first heard the word “stewardship” back in ninth grade from my math teacher, a religious sister, recycling champion, and ardent Catholic.  The idea of environmental stewardship as caring for the earth because it has been entrusted to us resonated with me. I too became a … Read More