Life Lately: Winter Edition

Life Lately: Winter Edition

There’s something about winter that causes us to slow down, to reflect. I suppose you could say the same thing about any season: it’s really a matter of being intentional with your time and attention and being present.

I’m making it a practice to sit and write out some of my thoughts during each season this year - a practice I hope will help me cultivate a sense of peace and gratitude, recognize and acknowledge things I’m learning, and be more present.

We’re all works in progress, right? This is me, sharing where I am and what I’m learning along the way.

So, let’s pretend it’s the weather and say this reflection was inspired by quiet snow days and clean, winter-white landscapes, okay? This is life lately:

Planning a Concert Reception


What a busy weekend we had! 

Saturday marked our first WCMW concert of the season and we had a great time with the Samirah Evans Jazz Trio!  Steve and I decided to put together a brief reception after each concert this year so I've been collecting inspiration for a few weeks now.  We knew we needed food that was crowd-friendly, easy to prepare and serve, and kept the flow of traffic moving.  Mini food seemed like the perfect option and the presentation is just too cute!


Being that Saturday was Cinco de Mayo, we fixed individual portions of Mexican layer dip topped with tortilla chips and served cups of chilled limeade.  Delicious and it was quite the hit!

Sneak peek!  We'll be making these Caprese Salad bites in a few weeks - mozzarella cheese, cherry/grape tomatoes, and basil leaves.  I love them!