{Gratitude Lately}

Saturday, August 01, 2015


Lately I've been thankful for afternoon's pulling carrots with my dear friend, Whit.


For evening games of corn hole with Tim.


For the friendship these two have.



For 18 friends (old and new) who bought our honey.



For morning walks with Brave that re-center my heart.



For our neighbor's fence that reminds me of home.



And for thoughtful Airbnb guests who left us local beer from each state they drove through to get to the Harvest House. WI IL IN MN
Here's to gratitude and how it turns everything into enough.
Happy Saturday, brave ones.
What have you been thankful for lately?
Here's

{A Reason To Celebrate}

Friday, July 31, 2015


Sh%tter's full Clark.
#bellyofthemonthclub
Happy weekend, brave ones!
You made it!

{Today's Letters}

Thursday, July 30, 2015

J

Dear Timothy James, Tuesday night we saw this movie. It was just as good as the popcorn, M&M's, and cherry coke we had for dinner. Dear Brave, you've been whittling a raft out of your crib ever since you started teething a year ago. Each morning I ask if you're ready to hand over your sleep sack to use for the sail. #nottoday #woobieforlife Dear Self, recently you ordered a bra two cup sizes smaller than you wore before you were pregnant. I consider this a fair trade in exchange for being able to sleep on your breastaraunts again. Dear Mr. Loerke, t-minus 30 days until you leave for your backpacking trip to Wyoming. Miss you already.

Happy Thursday, y'all! You've almost made it to the weekend! What's your favorite go-to movie snacks?

{Evening Thoughts}

Monday, July 27, 2015


Evening Thoughts: Sometimes it's okay to set new goals mid-year.
Read before bed and asleep by 10:30pm.
I. am. old.

{Brave Richmond Loerke} 15 Months

Monday, July 27, 2015









She likes to watch our chickens in the buff, take naps on the toilet, smell her pancakes before eating them, get stuck under her high chair, wear colanders on her head,
and eat her dirty toes more than the petrified Cheerios in her car seat.
I. love. this. girl.

{Twinner's Coffee Now Available in Louisville!}

Sunday, July 26, 2015


One of my favorite places to eat breakfast in Louisville just got more street cred.
Gralehaus is now selling Twinner's coffee!
If you're in town be sure and swing by and order a bag of beans with your biscuits and duck gravy.
Guaranteed to make all of your friends belly jelly!
{You can also place an order online HERE}
Happy Sunday, brave ones!
What's your favorite place to eat breakfast?

{Madison River} Montana

Friday, July 24, 2015




{Photo by Becca Skinner}
Our first night camping at Wade Lake we hit the Madison just before dinner to try and catch some trout.
Molls caught a beautiful 17" brown trout that took several minutes to land.
Shortly after, we watched our new river friend Tom, catch two brown trout on the same line.
{something I have only heard of happening but never seen in real life}.
Then Heid's hooked a massive 20" brownie with August on her back.
And just before sunrise I landed a pretty rainbow that was a team effort to net.
The fish were beautiful but our time with Tom was most memorable.
He shared a story that helped me recenter my heart as an angler.
Twenty years ago Tom taught a buddy of his how to fly fish.
He loved it so much that he eventually became a guide.
Last summer Tom's friend unexpectedly passed away.
He said he was always full of life and celebrated other people when they caught a fish.
{A rare gift among fly fishermen}
Watching the four of us women + 1 baby have so much fun high fiving each other and throwing fist pumps whenever one of us had a tight line made Tom feel like his buddy was on the Madison with us that night.
It was such a sweet and humbling compliment to be paid, especially since I was internally grumbling from snapping my new rod within 10 minutes of being on the water.
Thankful for Tom, these women, and for humble pie that often comes
when I least expect it but need it the most.
Happy Friday, brave ones.

{Patagonia Me} 40% OFF SALE!

Thursday, July 23, 2015


Today begins Patagonia's 40% OFF SALE!
Just in time to for your last trip of the summer!
Click on the photo above and go getchu somethin nice, reeeeeeal nice Clark.
Sale ends July 28th.

{Black Mountain} North Carolina

Friday, July 17, 2015





























We had another amazing week in Black Mountain with the Aunties!
Some highlights included:
Hiking in Montreat with Twinner and the pups
Picking wild raspberries with Brave
Eating {mostly} Paleo meals: coffee rubbed pork tenderloin, chicken tacos, and French toast
Naps in the hammock
Meeting Mike, E, Wyatt and Maeve
Camping in the Westy with Twinner
Drinking my first Aeropress coffee
Watching Brave walk around with a colandar on her head
Walking to Christmount with Tim
Evening trips to the Blue Cone for Ice Cream #duh
Grilling hamburgers with C's family
Hiking to Catawba Falls
Watching C catch her first wild rainbow
Happy Friday, y'all!
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