Fall Jams – September 2018 Playlist

I love the month of September. Cooler temperature, fall leaves, football games, bonfires, comfy sweaters, all my favorite things start showing back up as fall rolls in. September’s playlist is a little bit mellow, a little bit folksy, and a little bit last minute summer party! Curl up with a blanket and sip a cup…

August 2018 – Chill summer jams playlist

In my head, I had a pretty good vacation plan. I wrote posts, scheduled them well. They went live on time and appeared on social media as they normally would have. ink. is still pretty new, so by new blogging standards, the official blogging newbies Facebook support group assured me that I was doing the…

When life hands you limes, make cocktails and pies!

There is an amazing scene in my memories from our time in Italy where an old man sits on the side of the hiking trail between Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare with bushels of freshly picked lemons hand pressing lemonade which he sells to the overheated transients taking in the sea vistas. I can picture…

How it feels to be a teacher on the last day of the school year

It’s 6:00AM on the last day of the school year, and I’m tired. The sun is already up; the morning breeze blows through the window; the coffee is hot and ready; my lunch waits, already packed, in the fridge; my school bag sits, where it always sits, on the stool next to the stairs in…

Pints and popsicles, Friday kudos, and wine for your weekend

Happy pre-4th of July weekend. It’s going to be a hot one! It’s the perfect time for a summer cookout. Fire up the grill, pour out a bag of chips, crack open that watermelon, and let the good times roll! Summer cookouts also afford the opportunity to enjoy some seasonal sweet treats. And unlike some…

Four non-fiction reads to make you smarter this summer

Let’s say you’re sitting by a pool, lounging on a patio, enjoying an evening on a deck, laying out at a beach, or pretty much partaking in any other summertime activity. You’ve got your essentials: sunscreen, sandals, snacks, sunglasses, beach blanket, and…books? If not, it’s time to lay claim to your next summer read! Summer…