Review: “Anything But Simple: My Life as a Mennonite.” by Lucinda J. Miller

I think it is safe to assume that many people have a fascination with "Plain People". Most people know very little about them and treat them as oddities that make good fudge. Maybe that's why shows that seek to reveal abuses or go "behind the scenes" are so popular. Go to any bookseller specializing in… Continue reading Review: “Anything But Simple: My Life as a Mennonite.” by Lucinda J. Miller


Review: “The Radium Girls” by Kate Moore

First, this review has been a long time coming. I read The Radium Girls months ago before it was published and have been meaning to write a review ever since. Between graduating, traveling, and life in general I just never got to sit down and write what this book deserves. Per usual, I'm now a… Continue reading Review: “The Radium Girls” by Kate Moore

Review: The Pioneer Woman Magazine

If you're not familiar with Ree Drummond you can find her promotional links at the bottom of this post. I have  a mildly obsessive love for Ree Drummond, otherwise known as the Pioneer Woman. I own all her cookbooks. I read her blog religiously. Her television show is among the few I actually watch. My… Continue reading Review: The Pioneer Woman Magazine

Review: “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

In the spirit of complete honesty, let me admit that I did not at first enjoy this book. The first one hundred pages required endurance on my part as I found it difficult to really sink myself into the story. I do not blame the novel for this in any way. I actually attribute this… Continue reading Review: “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

What’s In My Garden + Summer Series Launch

I have a bit of a confession to make: I kind of really hate summer. Now before you all call me a summer Scrooge understand that I am a redhead with extremely sensitive skin. I have felt the sickly discomfort of a sunburn far too many times for comfort. This of course has made summer… Continue reading What’s In My Garden + Summer Series Launch

Review: “Walking To Listen” by Andrew Forsthoefel

I few months ago I went through a phase of fascination with the Appalachian Trail. The idea of walking 2,181 miles with nothing but your backpack and resilience was (and still is) kind of romantic in an incredibly awful sort of way. Reading and listening to the stories of individuals who had the initiative to… Continue reading Review: “Walking To Listen” by Andrew Forsthoefel