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”

{Menu Monday 11.2.20}

Happy #menumonday, friends! We are two days into NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, and I’m so excited for this new project that I’m working on. If you’ve never heard of NaNo, you’ll probably think we are all crazy. The general idea is that you write 50,000 words toward a specific novel project (usually fiction,Continue reading “{Menu Monday 11.2.20}”

{Writing Wednesday: Thoughts on Savoring This Season}

It’s been a minute since I’ve done a #writingwednesday, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been on my mind. Finding the routine of school again after so many months of it looking vastly different has been good, but it’s also been challenging. Speaking of challenging, today’s post is about a reflection prompt that I foundContinue reading “{Writing Wednesday: Thoughts on Savoring This Season}”

{Menu Monday: 9.14.20}

 Today is our first official day of school over here. I’ve technically been back at it for 2 weeks already now, with virtual meetings galore and getting ready for remote teaching, but today was our first day back with kiddos.  All in all, it went well, but it’s sure a lot of screen time. WithContinue reading “{Menu Monday: 9.14.20}”

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}”

{Menu Monday: 8.3.20}

August has arrived, and with it, the feeling of one long Sunday night before the start of the school year. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, we still have celebrating to do this summer! Our daughter is getting married on Saturday! It’s going to be a whirlwind of getting all the final arrangements inContinue reading “{Menu Monday: 8.3.20}”

{Menu Monday: 7.27.20}

Happy Menu Monday, friends! During the “normal” school year, I like to plan my dinner menus for the whole month, and then make small adjustments as we go. Since we’ve been dealing with a pandemic, making weekly menus just feels better to me. Last week, we stuck almost exclusively to our weekly menu, except weContinue reading “{Menu Monday: 7.27.20}”

{Writing Wednesday: Con’s Journey}

Every now and then, I like to give you a glimpse of something I’m working on. I’ve been doing some family research on ancestry.com recently, and discovered one of my ancestor’s point of entry of immigration to the United States. I challenged myself to a short two-page writing prompt about Constantine Maximillian Ulrich (I know,Continue reading “{Writing Wednesday: Con’s Journey}”