Last week I spent five days at a place called Modfarm in Michigan City, Indiana. It was a magical five days and I’m more than happy with the outcome of my trip. As you know, I decided I wanted to get away to concentrate on writing my book with little interruptions. I didn’t sign up for a writing camp or workshop, but decided that I wanted to go somewhere alone. Since it was the first time I had done something like this and hadn’t read much about the experiences of others, I want this post to be about my tips… View Post

Sooooo I’m leaving this afternoon for a 5-day excursion. It’s really nothing extravagant; I booked this trip about three months ago after returning from the Everything Food Conference filled with inspiration and the pull to write again. You can read that post here. That previous post really sums up the what and why of this trip, so I’m going to jump into my expectations of what I want from the next five days in order to keep me accountable. As Type-B as this entire thing sounds, my Type-A personality needs some structure in order to actually make it relaxing. That… View Post

If you were following along on Instagram, you know that I spent the past few days visiting my sister Jackie in Vermont. She moved there almost a year ago and it was about time I made a trip out there. She lives in St. Albans, but we spent a lot of our time traveling between there, Burlington, and Stowe. I put together a travel guide of our hikes and some notable places to eat, but I’m sure that I missed some by only being there a couple days and trying to cover three cities. Overall, I had a great time.… View Post

You guys. I waited to get this post up until today because I wanted to make sure that I had enough time to sit and write up everything that went down this weekend. As you know, I spent last Thursday through Sunday at the Everything Food Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. I had never been, but let me tell you the weather was perfect and so were the mountains. I shared a room with these lovely ladies: Chrissa, Kelsey, and Ashley (who you may remember from GIRLS WEEKEND a few weeks ago). Before getting into the conference (this is… View Post

Happy Tuesday! I’m still in Arizona until tonight, but I know that today won’t consist of much more than lying by the pool, eating, and then heading to the airport, so we’re probably good to recap the last couple days here. This is how I spent my mornings. Tea and cool air. We planned this trip to Arizona as a way for everyone to get together to celebrate Neil’s parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. It was Neil and I, his parents, and Neil’s brother’s family. None of us had ever been to Arizona and it seemed like the perfect place to… View Post