{Dear Papa}

Saturday, April 25, 2015


Thank you for jazz hands at bath time.


For keeping me warm when we gather eggs from the coop.



For being patient when I'm grumpy after my nap.



For teaching me about weed whackers and working hard.


 For taking me to Thunder for my first ice cream cone.


For leaving my sticky fingerprints on the windows.


And for helping me live up to my name on our longboard.
Love,

{Gratitude Lately}

Friday, April 17, 2015


Lately I've been thankful for hair bows that stay in.


For new soil and room to grow.


For warm homemade pastries left on our doorstep.


For afternoons that rejuvenate.


For the first farmer's market of the season.


For gourds stuck on gourds.

For entryway remodeling courtesy of our 1 year old.

And for first trips to the zoo.
Here's to gratitude and how it turns everything into enough.
Happy Friday, y'all.
What are you most looking forward to this weekend?

{The Gorge}

Thursday, April 16, 2015





TEN REASONS WHY WE LOVE THE GORGE
1. Only a 2 hour drive from Louisville
2. Home to some of the best rock climbing east of the Mississippi
3. Slacklining at Miguel's
4. Trout Streams
5. Rappelling at Natural Bridge
6. Driving through Nada Tunnel
7. Pizza & Ale-8 at Miguel's
8. Camping near Ledford Arch
9. Over 500 miles of hiking trails
10. Did we mention Miguel's
So thankful we got to spend Sunday outside!
Happy Thursday, y'all.

{Patagonia Me} 50% off SALE!

Monday, April 13, 2015


Today begins Patagonia's 50% OFF SALE!
Just in time to for your summer vacation!
Click on the photo above and go getchu somethin nice, reeeeeeal nice Clark.
Sale ends April 20th.

{Today's Letters}

Friday, April 10, 2015


Dear Timothy Loerke, when I walked up to the house last night the smell of lavender hit me in the face like a dryer sheet. Thank you for knowing the way to my heart is through dirt more than diamonds. Dear River, five minutes after we planted cabbage seedlings you decided to dig them up and eat them for dinner. Next time we're planting habanero peppers. Dear Brave, recently you discovered that sitting on the sink drain keeps your bathwater from disappearing. Four points for creative use of the junk in your trunk. Dear Mr. Loerke, when you told me what you're building for Brave's first birthday my inner Max leapt. Can't wait for the Wild Rumpus games to begin!

Happy Friday, y'all! What smells remind you most of home?

{Tell Me There's A Garden} by Joseph

Thursday, April 09, 2015


These women. Their sound! Oh myyyyyyyy ...
Listen. Repeat. Listen. Repeat

{Feeling Whole}

Tuesday, April 07, 2015


Most of you know I have a sweet tooth the size of an elephant seal and often choose restaurants based on their dessert menu. Since having Brave, I've started eating less healthy simply out of exhaustion and convenience. Before I knew it I had become a walking bowl of ice cream with arms and legs! {Thank you Blue Bell}. For the past four years I've kicked off every April with Whole30 in an attempt to nutritionally reset my unhealthy cravings and habits, as well as restore my metabolism, digestive tract, and balance out my immune system. It's always made me feel better emotionally, spiritually, and physically after completing 30 days of no sugar, dairy, grains, and alcohol. This time around I've been taking Plexus' probiotics and bio-cleanse and I can't tell you how much better I feel. I'm finally sleeping better at night, have more energy during the day, my skin has cleared up, and my hormones are balancing out again. Overall, I'm just thankful to be feeling so much better after only 7 days! I'm not one to typically share things like this on our blog unless I really believe in the product or mission. Let me know if you're interested in feeling better too and I can tell you more about it. In the meantime you can check out my Plexus website HERE. Here's to feeling whole again!

{Gratitude Lately}

Tuesday, April 07, 2015


Lately I've been thankful for coffee & records.


For wood burning stoves and winter's end.


For muscle sprouts and happy hens.


For unexpected evening's at home with the bok bok's.


For a surprise bag of coffee found in our cupboard. #twinnerwashere


For the city we call home.

And for simple things that remind me of places I love. 
Here's to gratitude and how it turns everything into enough.
Happy Tuesday, brave ones.
What have you been thankful for lately?

{Happy Easter}

Monday, April 06, 2015


Every year Tim saves our Christmas tree to make a cross for Easter.
Thankful we can live because He lives!
Luke 24:6

{Pure Michigan} Holland + Traverse City + Grand Rapids

Friday, April 03, 2015
















Michigan, you were cold. Like REALLY cold.
But you sure were pretty!
Some highlights from our trip included:
Coffee at Milktooth, BLK/MRKT, Madcap & Lantern.
The best sweet potato doughnut holes I've ever had.
Seeing a 254 yr old Dutch windmill.
Visiting the Big Red Lighthouse in Holland State Park.
Fishing for steelhead on the Manistee River.
Watching the sunrise on West Grand Traverse Bay.
Getting free dessert at Marie Catrib's.
Watching the March Madness games at Short's and the Jolly Pumpkin.
Getting to visit Bell's Brewery in Kalamazoo.
Seeing my alma mater for the first time in 13 years.
Aaaaand eating a #58 sundae from Ivanhoe's.
Happy Friday, brave ones.
What do you like most about Michigan?
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