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1980s kindergarten classroom picture

Why I thought I was an orphan in kindergarten, and how it led to Annie Lynn Music

Were you ever told how you got your name? Names are weird right? It's literally the first thing that's given to us by our parents and we live with it the rest of our lives. Well, except if you legally ever change it, like when getting married of course. Then there's the question of whether or… Continue reading Why I thought I was an orphan in kindergarten, and how it led to Annie Lynn Music

Vintage Dollhouse made from kit

How it broke: The dollhouse my Grandma built, its similarities to my new house, and how I’m fixing it

It's not the first time it's broke, and I'm sure it won't be the last. The dollhouse my grandma built has had quite the journey over the years, to which it's landed at my new house I just moved into back in Wisconsin. I say "back" because I grew up in Wisconsin, Madison to be… Continue reading How it broke: The dollhouse my Grandma built, its similarities to my new house, and how I’m fixing it

My Dad had a monkey in college named JoJo

So, My Dad had a monkey in college. Writing this, I know most people would be like, "What? Are you kidding me?" Nope. He did. His name was JoJo. My Dad's told me stories about JoJo so many times. While I typically only blog about my own stories, I feel like hearing ones about JoJo over… Continue reading My Dad had a monkey in college named JoJo

Swimming with dolphins, Mayan Riviera, Mexico

My bucket list started in the fourth grade studying this

It was called the "Talented and Gifted Program." The lady that ran it had the tiniest of offices in my elementary school, Frank Allis. It was really more of a closet, just big enough for a desk, and a bookshelf, and an extra chair for me to sit on. My feet could just barely touch… Continue reading My bucket list started in the fourth grade studying this

Just the Right Shoe, Red high heel

My treasures: Four inspired gifts from when I performed on stage in high school

I recently saw the exact mini little red high heel shoe, that I still have, at a flea market I went to with my mom in Wisconsin. She'd been driving past the dang thing for nearly two years and hadn't ever stopped to check it out. She asked me if I wanted to go, and… Continue reading My treasures: Four inspired gifts from when I performed on stage in high school