lemony fresh.


Last year, my friend Shannon hosted a crafty get-together at her house in Philly. This of course meant that I flew out a week in advance and crashed in her guest house (where I feel right at home because, strangely enough, there is a framed photo of my husband and I on the nightstand). We spent countless hours obsessing over decorative details like muddy rainboots + color-coordinated stacks of books....and a significant portion of time drinking Arnold Palmers and wine.

Mmm. Wine, I miss you. Ahem....anyway. You can see her hard work and my distracted photo-snapping over on the party-planning blog, Pizzazzarie! YAY!

Also, I wanted to say a major thank you for the unexpectedly supportive comments, emails and tweets following my last post. After 6 weeks of silence, and one cry-fest on my husband's shoulder about my lost creative identity, I honestly assumed no one was reading in this space anymore. I wrote solely to document this time...to tie together my own thoughts on the matter. I skipped my usual link-ups on Facebook + Twitter...because I wasn't looking for anything other than self-expression.

So, thank you. Thanks for proving me wrong. For reading these sporadic posts, for assuring me that this is all very normal and for giving me the sense of belonging I didn't even realize I was missing.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. :)


  1. I'm glad you are back to blogging. Missed your post. <3

  2. Oops! *posts*

    Need more coffee and chocolate. ;)

  3. Bethany. You were on my heart the other day. I have your blog in my Google Reader and I can always check for your posts. I can relate to your emotions about your current seasonal situation. I can see where living in such a foreign atmosphere would bring on homesickness. In spite of having the same chain brand stores that are here in the US malls --shopping doesn't always cure the blues! I know that God is in the desert places and able to meet any need and able to make springs of water for you in what appears to be a very dry place. You have had a lot of newness to adjust to and not in the comfort of familiar surroundings. I think God has already helped you be very brave. It is a daily walk and I thank God He gives the grace to handle one moment of time at a time. We only live in the present. -not the past or the future which has always brought an unexplained peace to me. Glad to see you back here. Missed your insights and clever take on things. Blessings and prayers. -Annie

  4. Bethany,
    I'm so glad to see you back here - I missed reading your posts! I hope you start to feel a lot better soon. I know how much feeling like you've lost yourself stinks.

    <3 kiersten

  5. Yay! You're back! Also, so glad you got some wine <3


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