Reflections on a Partly Cloudy Spring Day

Laying on your stomach, you feel the sun beat down on your back. It just rained a few days ago and the ground is still slightly damp. As you take in the soft, wet aroma of the dirt and the sweet, fresh sent of spring’s early grass. Small droplets of water begin to travel from…

London Fog Sugar Cookie Recipe

When I was little, there was a period of time when both of my parents either worked, or my dad worked and my mom was in college. During that time, if I was sick and needed to stay home from school, I would go to my Grammy’s house. My Grammy live about 2 minutes away,…

Rediscovering My Passion for Archery

Back in elementary school, I was a Girl Scout. I wasn’t the best Girl Scout. I’m not a very competitive person, so I never cared that much about selling the most Girl Scout cookies (like literally, there was one year I didn’t sell any and my troop leaders got mad at me?). I’m not a…

An Open Letter to Harry Potter

The thought of writing about my journey with Harry Potter is something that has always kind of frightened me. There are a few subjects in my life that have had such a profound impact on me that thinking about them too much makes me cry, and Harry Potter is one of those things. But seeing…

My Visit to Oak Alley Plantation

New Orleans is one of my favorite places in the world. If the summers weren’t so horribly hot, I would have absolutely zero reservations about moving down there right this minute. Seriously, even the hurricanes wouldn’t be a deal breaker, I live in Ohio, we get tornados, and hurricanes are just giant, wet tornados, right!?…

Homemade Peasant Bread Recipe

Bread is¬†a¬†cornerstone of the diets of many people in Western civilization, and has been for centuries. In medieval times, trenchers were flat round disks used as plates by the wealthy, that could be eaten at the end of the meal with sauce or were given to the poor. Women used to wake up before the…