Peanut Butter, Maple Syrup, and French Toast

Hello, lovely readers! On Saturday, I went to the St. Patrick’s Day parade, and it was so fun! The last parade I went to was in 2019! So crazy. The St. Patrick’s Day parade holds a special place in my heart because for so many years it has marked the beginning of the Meek versionContinue reading “Peanut Butter, Maple Syrup, and French Toast”

Happy Birthday to Me: 3 tips for fun and unique birthday traditions

Hello, lovely readers! Guess what? It’s birthday week!! I love birthday week! My birthday is on Sunday this year and my hubby is taking me to see Fiddler on the Roof, one of my all-time favorite musicals. (Side note: Fiddler is one of the very first musicals I saw live. Thanks to my friend JanelleContinue reading “Happy Birthday to Me: 3 tips for fun and unique birthday traditions”

On Creating Monsters

I’ve created a monster. 3 of them, to be more accurate. If you’ve been around here awhile, you know that I’m here in this little part of the internet to help you curate rhythms, routines, and traditions to leave a legacy that matters. This time of year, we are ALL about tradition at my house.Continue reading “On Creating Monsters”

Christmas Traditions: When Traditions Change

I still remember the first year that my aunt and uncle decided not to come home for Christmas. Up to that point in my young life, Christmas had always revolved around Grandma’s house, and there was no reason in my mind why it should change. Until it did. Christmas seemed smaller that year, and IContinue reading “Christmas Traditions: When Traditions Change”

Christmas Traditions: Songs

I am a stickler for waiting for Christmas music until after Thanksgiving. My daughter, on the other hand, could play it year round if I would let her. My favorites include all those classic Christmas tunes: Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, and Karen Carpenter’s velvet tones. There’s even a great non-traditional song by Trisha Yearwood thatContinue reading “Christmas Traditions: Songs”

Christmas Traditions: Food

This weekend, we will bake. Food is a favorite way to celebrate and mark traditions around here. In a year when many other traditional ways we would celebrate aren’t possible, we are holding tightly to this one. There will be literal piles of cookies in my kitchen. It makes me happy just thinking about it.Continue reading “Christmas Traditions: Food”

Christmas Traditions: Decorating

This Nativity set once belonged to my Grandma. Now it belongs to my son. As children, both my son and I would play with it, rearranging it on the sideboard and retelling the Christmas story (sometimes adding a few characters). Storytellers are we. Around here, we’re usually sticklers for doing all of our Christmas decoratingContinue reading “Christmas Traditions: Decorating”

The Legacy Maker’s Manifesto

Happy #writingwednesday, friends! Today I’m sharing something that’s been resonating in my heart for a long time, but that I’ve only recently been able to put words to. It’s called The Legacy Maker’s Manifesto, and it speaks to so much of why I do what I do, and what so much of my writing isContinue reading “The Legacy Maker’s Manifesto”

{Something Borrowed, Something Blue}

My husband wrote this last Saturday after they’d left for their honeymoon: “The bridge at Bowl & Pitcher has become a well-traveled part of the fabric our family history with countless trail runs beginning here. Today, before walking Bethany Meek across this bridge to present her to her groom we stopped so we could snapContinue reading “{Something Borrowed, Something Blue}”

{On Birthdays and Anniversaries: July Edition}

July is a slower month for us in a lot of ways… warm days of soaking up the sun, long summer evenings gazing into the backyard fire, slower mornings and general laziness descends upon us. It’s also slower when it comes to celebrations… We seem to frontload our year with birthdays, and then around MayContinue reading “{On Birthdays and Anniversaries: July Edition}”