A Sunday at Makapu’u Lighthouse

I have never been an outdoor person, but I LOVE hiking on this island. Maybe it is the gorgeous views on practically every ridge or peak. It could be all the plant life and greenery that still seems foreign to this Midwest girl. I know that it is the combination of exploration and physical activity;…

reading iPad in cafe with tea

What have you been reading? January Edition

This post may be sponsored or contain affiliate links. As an Amazon associate, I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through a link. It is already the end of January! Which seems kind of impossible but also very possible, depending on what day you ask me.…

Reading? Like it’s a challenge…my 2019 Reading Women challenge

Rachel truth: I hate being told what to read. Maybe it is because I spent a LONG time in college and was made to read many things I was not interested in (to be fair, it's also how I discovered some new favorite authors like Chinua Achebe and Emily Brönte). It could be because I…

Best Christmas Gifts of 2018

I love Christmas. The lights, the decor, the food, the emotions...all of it. But my absolute favorite part of Christmas is the gifts. I love buying gifts, receiving gifts, and trying extra hard to get that perfect little something for those I love. I like gifts - sue me. I never worry about the gifts…