My good friend Jennie has been posting these with inspiration from Katy Upperman. Since I was feeling stuck for words tonight, I decided to give it a try too!


Fleece-lined leggings, wool socks, scarves, and coffee.  It’s coooooooold outside! The best part about the cold is hunkering down in cozy clothing with a hot drink and a good book.  Basically, this is the only good thing about the cold.


I’m currently reading three books! My fiction read is Bright Lines by Tanwi Nandini Islam. Gorgeous writing accompanies this tale of three young women in Brooklyn and Bangladesh.

I’m reading two non-fiction books this week – Rising Strong by Brene Brown and Better Conversations by Jim Knight. I absolutely adore Brene Brown and the way she makes me think about myself, my needs, and how to be the best possible Erin I can do. Jim Knight’s book is definitely having an impact on my coaching conversations, and I’m excited to explore this further.


Right this moment I’m watching Gilmore Girls, which should surprise no one. Lately, Ted and I have been watching Jimmy Fallon and Elementary when we have time together.  We also jumped on the Making a Murderer train.  That’s…something…all right.

Listening To

So, when I said up there I am reading three books, I guess technically I’m reading four. I just finished listening to Awakenings by Oliver Sacks and now I’m enjoying an audio re-read of The Raven Boys.

Thinking About

I’ve been thinking about how important it is to get my needs met, and that sometimes that means I need to ask for what I need. As someone who always seeks to help and provide for others, I sometimes forget that I need other to help and provide for me.  So, I’m working on being more conscience of what I need and being more upfront about asking for it.


Teeth falling out!  EEK! Somehow, both of my teeny tiny babies have a loose tooth. It just doesn’t seem possible and, quite frankly, took me completely by surprise. In fact, I yelled so loudly upon discovering Charlotte’s loose tooth that she very matter-of-factly told me to, “Calm down, MOM.”


Wishing for a clean house. It’s a little out of control these days, and no one in this house is doing a good job keeping up with putting things away.  Pretty typical for the month after Christmas, but instead of doing something about it, I’m wishing for a working wand so I can magic this mess up!

Making Me Happy



  1. Asking for what you need is so hard for me to do too. I’m working on getting better, but man. It’s hard. Smooches to you, my friend!

  2. Oh I think I’ll do this too. So fun. Also, I’m doing an audio re-read of Raven Boys too! Currently just started Dream Thieves.

  3. I love these posts! 🙂


  4. I am in LOVE with fleece lined leggings. They are magical. Also, I can’t believe your girls are losing their teeth already, eeeee. Stop growing so fast kiddies!

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