favorites of 2017

This year was wild. Incredibly disturbing and depressing in many ways, but very joyful in others. I have a long list of things that inspired me, made me laugh and cry, and appreciate each day.

I have everything in the slideshows below, click the photos to check all these things out.

I've also got  lists below them. Enjoy!

  • Bullet journaling. I know, it's a total fad, but I love it! If you're a list maker, it is fabulous. I still all appointments and events in my Google calendar, but I use it a master list book. I love it.
  • The People are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage by Jared Yates Sexton. Sexton is a journalist who lives in Georgia, originally a Hoosier, who attended close to every Trump rally leading up to the election. It is hard to read, but necessary to understand what's happening right now.
  • Evans & Tate Fresh as a Daisy Sauvignon Blanc 2016. This wine was recommended to me for Thanksgiving dinner by my local wine shop and it was delicious! Bought several bottles after the holiday...
  • Andrew's garden. He has added two additional raised beds for next year and I am so excited. We've had so much for with it and Andrew seems to be a natural at it. Given how warm the fall was, we had tomatoes forever!
  • Sarah Kendzior. It feels strange to list her as a favorite since reading her stuff can possibly send you into a panic, but her voice is vital right now. I first found her by listening to this interview on November 18th, 2016 and was blown away. Find her, read her stuff, listen to her interviews, and stay vigilant.
  • HAIM's album Something to Tell You