Inspired by Life

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

18 Things Everyone Should Start Making Time For Again


A friend posted a link to this article this morning on Facebook, and I loved it. So, in an unoriginal move, I am copying the title and some of my favorite parts directly from Thought Catalog. A well-written, thoughtful piece about things that are not considered so important these days. Things that we crave and seem to think we can no longer do, only to find out how easy it is to introduce back into our lives.  I am sure I will come back many times throughout my life and read these things again. Thank you, Brianna Wiest, for such a wonderful article.  If you like what you read, consider buying her book - The Truth About Everything - a collection of her thought catalog entries. I am not being paid by her or anyone associated with this book :) She doesn't even know I exist but I just like her style and honesty in writing.

Here are a few of my favorites in the list of 18 things.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Strolling through Williamsburg


This past weekend, Aaron and I decided we wanted to get out of town. It had been a while since we did an overnight trip somewhere. I guess we don't count road trips where we almost stay overnight but instead, to save money, we just drive back all the way home ;) Both Aaron and I carry the adventurous, explorative gene. So, we like visiting new places (new to us) and discovering things together.

100 Strangers Project


A few weeks ago, I came across an article titled 100 Strangers Project.  I found this very intriguing as the author of the article challenged himself to use only one specific lens and to approach total strangers and ask if he could take their pictures.

This experience can be unnerving, to say the least. Besides, what in the world do you say to these people when you pluck up the courage to stand in front of them? Well, the article stayed in my mind, and this weekend, while I was out at a farmers' market (awesome place for this type of project), I decided I was just going to go for it. Obviously, I could have been more prepared and had some business cards made, or at least remembered to ask people their first names. But no - I just launched lest the fear struck me still.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

General Tso's Chicken w/ Brown Rice


I love finding new recipes to try or to make my own, and this was one of those recipes.  Since I was already planning on making some Homemade Apple Pie, I wanted to keep lunch a more simple affair.  This dish was delicious, healthy, and was all gone. No leftovers!