hi, i'm anne.
i live in chicago.
this is my story.

today, today. seventy degrees, blue sky, zucchini bread and all the best bittersweet end-of-summer songs spotify has for me. also, yesterday my little green bike and i rode fifty miles to the morton arboretum and back. you must do this - you must! find yourself a bicycle and GO.
today, today. seventy degrees, blue sky, zucchini bread and all the best bittersweet end-of-summer songs spotify has for me. also, yesterday my little green bike and i rode fifty miles to the morton arboretum and back. you must do this - you must! find yourself a bicycle and GO.

today, today. seventy degrees, blue sky, zucchini bread and all the best bittersweet end-of-summer songs spotify has for me. also, yesterday my little green bike and i rode fifty miles to the morton arboretum and back. you must do this - you must! find yourself a bicycle and GO.

birthdays are for buffalo plaid and those coveted swedish hasbeens i picked up in portland…
ps: the chickpea fritters at girl & the goat…omggg.
birthdays are for buffalo plaid and those coveted swedish hasbeens i picked up in portland…
ps: the chickpea fritters at girl & the goat…omggg.

birthdays are for buffalo plaid and those coveted swedish hasbeens i picked up in portland…

ps: the chickpea fritters at girl & the goat…omggg.

thirty little steps.

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list makers of the universe: i love you, you kindred spirits, you!

today i turn twenty nine, and i’m making a “thirty before thirty” list to celebrate! also we’re going to the girl and the goat for dinner.

humor me and endure a little nostalgia followed by some goal setting, hey? after all, it is my birthday.

my twenty eighth year was a doozy. it was a digging year. a planting year. a worse-before-it’s-better year. a shifting-world-view year.

but twenty nine…twenty nine! i am sure twenty nine is going to be a building year. a growing year. an awareness and gratitude and peace-seeking year. i’m committed to making this year my best yet.

here are thirty little steps in that direction:

1. leave the country. because wanderlust!

2. master a yoga headstand [without help from the wall] & a handstand [with help from the wall].

3. ride my bike in critical mass.

4. sew a skirt…or two or three.

5. visit bell’s and two brothers.

6. make donuts from scratch.

7. take an art class…maybe watercolor or pottery.

8. “eat clean” for a week.

9. take a retreat of silence. just for a day - let’s not get crazy.

10. landscape the parkway in front of our house.

11. host a theme party.

12. start composting.

13. take a midwest camping trip with friends.

14. visit an out-of-town friend. 

15. create a functional workspace on the second floor.

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grateful for these sunny moments.

"i remember where i was
when the word came about you.
it was a day much like today,
the sky was bright and wide and blue.”
miss you today & every day, buddy.
"i remember where i was
when the word came about you.
it was a day much like today,
the sky was bright and wide and blue.”
miss you today & every day, buddy.

"i remember where i was

when the word came about you.

it was a day much like today,

the sky was bright and wide and blue.”

miss you today & every day, buddy.

a semi grown-up birthday list for my first annual 29th birthday. which…wow! oldness is happening soon! click for details.
a semi grown-up birthday list for my first annual 29th birthday. which…wow! oldness is happening soon! click for details.

a semi grown-up birthday list for my first annual 29th birthday. which…wow! oldness is happening soon! click for details.

canoeing in wisco this weekend with some pretty great people. // photo
canoeing in wisco this weekend with some pretty great people. // photo
canoeing in wisco this weekend with some pretty great people. // photo

canoeing in wisco this weekend with some pretty great people. // photo

i want to be patty griffin. also, this might be the very best way to tell the story of the woman at the well.

wrapping up the trip with multnomah falls, see see motor coffee co., pine state biscuits, and blueberries from my aunt’s backyard for the road. in the worst part of winter when we planned this trip it seemed impossibly far away and that, perhaps, i’d hyped it up so much it would be disappointing. it wasn’t. we’ll be back before you know it, pacific northwest. #kedsgoeswest, then #kedzgoeshome.

as a side note, airbnb is the greatest. we paid $80 per night for that cute coach house. that means $80 for a full kitchen, a t.v. with netflix, a parking space, and on and on and on…all less than 20 minutes from everything we wanted to do. unreal.

a few bits and pieces of pdx, ore. man, do we love that city. pendleton mill store, afternoon brew tour, stumptown & coava coffee, ¿por qué no? tacos, voodoo doughnuts, and a farmers market crepe breakfast. and this isn’t even the half of it! #kedzgoeswest