Planting Sequoias

In which I blog about a life (hopefully) well lived.

I'd be curious too.

Oh, who am I kidding? I’d be curious too.

I’m Anne with an E, like Anne of Green Gables who astutely noted, “But if you’re going to call me Anne, would you please be sure to spell it with an ‘e’?…Print out A-N-N, it looks absolutely dreadful, but Anne with an ‘e’ is quite distinguished.”

But, for the record, I still cannot manage to be distinguished. I’m not the most eloquent of writers, my pictures are mediocre at best, my life is pretty run-of-the-mill, and I’m content with that. And if that doesn’t scare you away, more power to you! Welcome to my blog.

Kenny and I got married in August 2012 and moved into a 670 square foot apartment while Kenny finishes law school and we save for a house. (Philosophy while apartment hunting? Find the cheapest apartment we could stand.) Our tiny apartment has worked out well for us so far, despite millions of instances of us getting on each other’s nerves.

Here are some of my favorite posts that might help you get a better idea of who I am (since you’re so interested):

For a glimpse of my typical day-to-day activities, check out The Anatomy of a Thursday Night (in which I make the case for a cat).

For an explanation as to why I am still here and not in Narnia, check out The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (in which I, against my better judgement, act professionally).

For the reason why I am not a food blogger, check out Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread (in which I narrowly avoid a career change).

For some reassurance that I will never actually be fashionable, check out Sweater-arm Boot Socks (in which I contort myself into a pretzel to take pictures of my own legs).

And if you want to be even more stalker-like, you can follow me on Facebook here (at least click over to see the nice page I created…), Pinterest here, and on Twitter here. Or, what the heck, email me at annie.bronkema @

You could also just leave me a comment. I like those.

Anne and Kenny

Photo credit: Abbey Moore Photography.

Header photo credit: Elisabeth Marie Photography & Design.


12 thoughts on “

  1. Anne of Green Gables (and all the subsequent sequels) are some of my all time favorite books!

  2. I’m Linda with an “a” — otherwise I’d just be Lind and that’s just stupid — but you and your blog have amused me so much this afternoon. In fact, you are my official time waster and distract-or from writing fascinating pitch letters about health insurance … and making pillows for my Etsy shop … and picking up my daughter from school … uh oh …

    Sorry for the stalking but I really enjoy your voice and writing style.

    🙂 Linda (with an “a”)

  3. I could agree with you more about that little vowel. The e just makes it look so feminine. I am also joining Linda as a blog stalker!

  4. Anne with an e I LOVE your blog! You are a great writer and I actually found you through our common bond over young house love 🙂 My husband and I just started a blog last month so I’m new to the blogging world but loving it so far! Will definitely bookmark you page and be visiting often! our blog is

  5. I now fervently wish my name had an “e” on the end!! 😉

  6. I too am Anne With An E, but also with a second half that is Marie. And I go by Annie, except by some friends who have abbreviated my nickname to Ann’, which is entirely different than Ann, and that seems okay, as it is a truncated Annie , and despite its three little letters I like it but I dread and hate when people simply spell my name “Ann” or “Ann Marie.” So not sure how that all works out. In the wash.

    Love the blog! 🙂

  7. I stumbled on your blog by clicking on a comment you made on Young House Love and then I spent the next hour reading every single post. (Okay maybe not every single one, but too many to count!) You are so funny!! I love your blog and how real your posts are! I am adding it to my Bloglovin’ feed immediately!

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