Planting Sequoias

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


On Writing and Wearing Out (in which I try to compose a list of three things but can only get to two)

Is there a point when someone can write too much?

If so, I’m pretty sure I’m there. Let me break it down.

I write for my full-time job. Hundreds of emails each week and dozens of web ads, product descriptions, book jackets, press releases–you name it. And–don’t get me wrong–I like it. I’m actually working in my field of study (!).

I also write on the side–freelance corporate blogging, freelance social media-ing, freelance website copy. And I like it too. (When I’m composing a FAQ page on the topic of closets and shower enclosures at midnight? Notsomuch).

I am also writing a book (did I not mention that before?). It’s not a book for fun, per se–though it is fascinating. It’s sort of a contracted history book (more on this later). And I like doing this too.

Oh, and I write on this blog. I like my blog too.

I’m not sure how I get myself into these things. My world is surrounded by words. And here I am writing more. I can’t seem to stop myself. 🙂

I guess these are my feeble excuses for not blogging about cool stuff lately (by my standards). Instead, check out these sweet things I’ve found around the internet. NOTE: set aside enough time for each, because you will get sucked in. Guaranteed.


Number one: Victoria Elizabeth Barnes (dot com). Girl has class. And is hilarious.

Also, she finds huge ornate mirrors in the sketchiest of places.


Number dos: Heather lives in a firehouse she and her husband are renovating. Not even joking.

Her blog is called A Fire Pole in the Dining Room. It needs no more explanation.


And finally, number three:

Nuts. I’ve got nothing.

Ignore the fact that my list of three things only contains two. My brain isn’t exactly functioning at the moment, and it’s a miracle I can still string together a sentence. So, until I can get my act together, please extend lots of grace and entertain yourself on the above two blogs. Worth it. Seriously.



Blogger Bests (in which I momentarily distract you from my appalling lack of motivation)

OH HEY! Here are just a few of the really cool and pretty sweet things I’ve come across while frolicking on the world wide web. If you want to pin these images, go ahead and pin them from the original source (because that would be nice of you).

And yes, this definitely means that my motivation to actually come up with original content is at an all-time low (negative 200%, as I told Ken). It may be due to the inches and inches of snow we keep getting every. single. day. Please ignore that fact and instead let’s just focus on this great stuff.

1. Caitlin from Desert Domicile Blog made this amazing coffee table with an old trunk that has me drooling/running rabidly from thrift store to thrift store looking for a similar trunk.


2. My good friend Meg (of Meg Van Kampen Studios) who is a swell photographer snapped some photos of my sister Sara with her horses. You have to go check out the whole session. It’s pretty incredible. Also, I made Sara’s dress (you’ll recognize it from our wedding photos if you’re a regular stalker of this blog) so I feel involved, even thought I was in no way whatsoever.


3. This week Emily Henderson posted this fantastic room that she styled. I’ve drooled several liters worth over this decadent space. Do you see those colors!? the greenery? and that sunlight!?! I can’t get over it. I can only dream of that much light during these dreary March days.


Yes. Well. Now that you see how awesome the internet can be, you’re never going to actually want to read this blog for my original content, huh? Well pshhht. Even though this post may have backfired on me, let’s keep it going. What incredible things have you found online lately? Share in the comments! Or what is your favorite thing about some of my favorite posts above? I gotta say, the sky Meg captured is truly phenomenal…