I’m a fan


I got a bike and a puppy within a week of each other, and this is what it looks like: wake up (in the dark) to take dog on walk, ride to work at natural foods company, ride home at lunch to take dog on walk, ride back to work at natural foods company, ride home at dinner (in the dark) to take dog on walk, rinse, lather, repeat. My days have been full, even when there are no real markers of “accomplishment” – besides, you know, burning a bunch of calories, keeping Foxy alive, and not crashing on my bike.

I’m in love with this little pup, though. True to my prediction, she is ruining my life (so far she’s chewed on the legs of the dining room table, pooped on the rug, woken me up at 3am, 4am, 5am, and barked incessantly at my bedside when I try to go back to sleep) – but somehow, she’s still won me over. I’m a fan.

(Ready for the segue?) Guess what else I’m a fan of?

Leopard print
Epicurean Black Truffle Butter
Kale Krunch
A variety of Frye boots
“The Newsroom”
This interview with Gretchen Peters (she is fascinating and inspiring)
This interview with Nadia Bolz-Weber (again: fascinating and inspiring)

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to spend the day dreaming of owning a Winnebago and driving around West Virginia without a care in the world.




  1. Meg on November 12, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Kale Krunch is amazing, addictive and (surprisingly) legitimately healthy. But dang it’s pricey munching on those little bags. After looking at the ingredients my sister and I thought “we’ve got to be able to make these.” So, we looked up copycat recipes and, let me tell you, it tastes exactly the same! You can use a dehydrator or the oven – both turned out well. So, if you see organic kale on sale give it a shot. Worth it!

  2. Greta on November 12, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    This picture is so sweet. I love Foxy Brains. It sounds like you’re working out non-stop AP! Hope you’re still eating delicious cheese and plenty of other good things to (healthily) offset the calorie burning.

    So inspired by your bike-commuting!

  3. Bree Jeffries on November 12, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Speaking of a Winnebago, where can I find your Airstream Trailer song?? I’ve been craving it lately!

  4. Beth on November 12, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    Your skin is so beautiful!- flawless. Beautiful lady!

  5. hootenannie on November 13, 2013 at 7:51 AM

    Beth – definitely an optical illusion, via Instagram. But thank you! :)

  6. Anna Marie Farmer on November 16, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    I also heard that interview with Nadia Bolz-Weber when it came out and was so moved by her.

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