Engage Disability: 99 Balloons


I got to spend the day with some amazing people. Have you ever had a moment where you exclaimed, "I wish I could have been a fly on the wall!" Well today was that for me. I attended the 99 Balloons Engage Disability conference today in Fayetteville and was simply blown away by the passion and enthusiasm of these people. At one point (ok, like most of the day)  I was choking back tears to be in … [Read more...]

Day 3 #30daysofThanksgiving

Lake Lincoln

Day 3: I'm thankful for autumn beauty. The ground closing in, curling up, the sweet smell of the earth in a post-feast stupor, ready to rest for awhile. The coldness closes in like a blanket, softly enveloping the buzz on life. Sleep, smiles, cuddles, smokey warmth. Rest. This song has meant a lot to me lately, every now and then a song attaches itself to me for a time and when I hear … [Read more...]

Day 1 #30daysofThanksgiving

Great Day Farms Eggs

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and has been for as long as I can remember. Well, of COURSE when I was a child Christmas and my birthday ranked higher because of how it served me, but as I got older I started to be drawn to the simple beauty of Thanksgiving. (Oh and since food is my love language that also helps...) This year for me has been about getting back to the basics. About seeing … [Read more...]

BlogHer13 Recap

Blogher13 JustJasmine

This last weekend in Chicago was my first time to a BlogHer conference. It blew my mind. That might seem to be overstating it, but I assure that is not the case. The fact is that I went with low expectations. I mean, there were thousands of people there- a huge expo, sessions and parties every night and having decided to go only a week or two prior to the conference, I knew that I'd be … [Read more...]