Talking Shop: Melissa Taylor

This week on Talking Shop, I’d like you to meet: Melissa Taylor! I met Melissa my freshman year at BYU, and we’ve been friends ever since. We bonded over Slenderman and Ellen scare videos, and got to work together on our senior capstone project together. She is incredibly talented, and inspires me in everything she

Thursday Things

Isn’t summer just the best? I mean, besides it being as hot as the inside of a volcano (like, people are actually baking cookies in their car), I love summer. Texas boasts beautiful summer cotton candy sunsets and reaaaallllly good ice cream. So it’s basically the best. On this Thursday Things, I am going to

Talking Shop: Amy Keim

This week’s Talking Shop features one of my BF4Ls. Amy and I were set up on a “blind friend date” in seventh grade and have been BFFs ever since. (Well, I probably annoy her, but she puts up with me.) We’ve been through so much together, and she has been such a solid presence in

Thursday Things

What’s up, friends?? It’s naptime, so I’m hustlin’ to get this post up while it’s still Thursday, and while things are still relatively quiet. I hope you all have had a fantastic week. If not, tomorrow is Friday, y’all! We’re almost there. Phew. My Thursday Things for this week: Anyone else feel like they can

Thursday Things

So. This post is a little late. It’s more like a Friday Things. But today consisted of nursing one son’s bloody chin and cleaning up my other son who decided to claw through his diaper and smear poop on himself. I wish I was joking. But consider that my excuse for the delay. LOL @


Oh say can you seeeeee It’s July, y’all! via GIPHY To fuel your Fourth celebrations (Go America!) and heat-of-the-summer vacays, you’ll need my curated monthly playlist, featuring everything you’ll want to shimmy and shake to. Go ahead, get your ice cream and press PLAY. (Got recs for an upcoming monthly playlist? Contact me!)

June Naptime Reads

So, I read (and nap and work and clean and cook) while my kids are sleeping. It’s really the only time I have, and I devour books any chance I get, so those are the moments I claim. Some prioritize showering or seeing the sun everyday — I stay in my cave of an apartment

Thursday Things

Hello to my adoring fans! I knew you’d come! Okay, or just anyone who stumbles on my site. That’s probably the more likely scenario. Either way, you’re all welcome! I’m just here, munching on another huge chunk of butter-heavy banana bread — it does not last long in our house — and contemplating the mysteries

Talking Shop: Jill Hammer

New series alert! Today, I begin a recurring interview series featuring kick-butt creatives and otherwise awe-inspiring people. This week: one of my BFFs, Jill Hammer. Not only does she have an awesome job, but she’s been my go-to for cooking, game, and Park-ands-Rec-binge nights since I met her a few years ago. I love her!

Thursday Things

Hey, y’all! Happy first (official) day of summer. I mean, it’s felt like summer in Austin since OH, MARCH (!!!) but whatever. I guess the furnace-of-Hades-level temperatures are justified now that it’s actually summer. (I promise I wasn’t a theater major. Just naturally dramatic.) Anyway, this week has been both eventful and awesome. (I mean,