Pictures Of Things + Le Love List

October 9th, 2016 - filed under: Furthermore » Feedback


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Hello! Oi!

Gosh guys, it’s been a long time! Which seems to be the trend these days, as posting has been pretty patchy around here over this past year. And truthfully, that probably won’t change any time soon. I do have a light posting schedule that I’m hoping to stick to (I really want to share with you the wisdom I learned from my father), but here’s where I’m at in life right now: 2 small businesses, 1 part-time job, 1 TAship, 1 action-packed 6-year-old, and the best part of all — I’m in my LAST quarter of grad school! Which means 1 major paper to complete. So I’m still a busy bee, but with great purpose. Because if all goes according to plan, come Christmas time, I’ll be a MASTER (haha), and out of school for good. Wahoo!

It’s exciting. And it’s crunch time. I’m really focused on writing my exit exam so I can just get out and be done with it. Once I’m finished with school I am so looking forward to coming back to blogging. Like, SO much. So please just bear with my long leaves of absence a little bit longer, k? I have reeeeally exciting projects planned for 2017!!!

And now, a little look at our life, lately. Moments captured from the end of summer . . .


I was volunteering in his school garden, and he asked to do some nature drawing.

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Jeremy built a swinging wine box window seat for the kitties. It hangs on thin chains and sits right below their favorite “world-watching” window, and Herc likes to perch up there all day like a king lion sitting on his throne. And also, ya know, take naps!

Late summer days at the beach with my kid and my dad. ♥


My Bachelor’s Buttons grew so well this year, they became my favorite cutting flower. I can’t wait to plant a million more colors next spring!

Homemade calendula oil.

And homemade ramen, my current obsession.

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This summer, we spent almost every Sunday with friends, way up in the mountains at our favorite swim hole. We called it “church” and it was truly heaven on earth.



Pretty craft cocktails in the backyard with my beau.

Waits and I spent Labor Day weekend camping with a girlfriend and her son. Mama-baby camping trips are the best, and watching two little boys explore the wonderful world of camping is so much fun, and also sitting outside in the middle of the wilderness, in the middle of the night, polishing off a bottle of Spanish wine and getting real with a close friend . . . well that is priceless.

Long cool hike under the forrest canopy, to find a waterfall tucked into a mountainside.

Seriously and truly, nature is everything!

Oh and speaking of nature, Waits and I put together a little nature altar to celebrate the Autumn Equinox. We were traveling at the time and away from our magical totems and tools, but we spent the morning of the equinox on a lovely little nature walk, and found all sorts of treasures, and were able to create a beautiful offering in celebration of the end of summer.




And now, it’s time for the one, the only, Le Love List!

Watching the presidential debate in my favorite British Pub, over pints of beer and stiff drinks, eating Thai street noodles, surrounded by friends, and shouting at the tv. (That’s the current plan for this evening). // Gardening with children. // Our vegan wine bar won a local award! // When business is building. Feeling successful. // Harvesting wild hops (they smelled DIVINE). // Skateboarding around the neighborhood with Waits. // Riding bikes and bombing hills with Waits. // Climbing oak trees in the park with Waits. // Bouquets of Bachelor’s Buttons. // Cucumber sandwiches. // Homegrown magic. // Plant medicine. // Spiderman. // Maryland corn on the cob. // Hair dye and sheet masks and foot scrubs. // Feeling my body work and grow stronger. // The light in Autumn. Harsh orange-gold light that’s so bright and so stark that it makes the whole world feel like fall. I love the season, and this year it’s particularly special because it’s the end of an era in my life. My master’s degree will be behind me, and I will be able to move on to all the wonderful things I have lined up to come next. I can hardly wait. So bring on the autumn light. Bring it!


Alright guys, now it’s your turn! I really love reading your own Le Love Lists, so please leave them down in the comments below. What are the little things in your life that make you smile these days?

Happy Sunday, I hope you have a most wonderful week!

  • Sarah C.

    Ah, so the answer seems to be “no” to the PhD, eh? I’m glad that you seem to feel confident and happy about that choice! And glad to see you back!

  • Anna

    I think we’ll all be doing our fair share of shouting at the presidential candidates on tv tonight :)

  • Bianca Phillips

    Oh my, that ramen bowl is my dream!!! Lovely way to spend the Autumn Equinox. Also, I’m jealous of your partner’s carpentry skills. Paul wouldn’t know how to build a wine box cat seat to save his life. ;-)

  • Sayward Rebhal

    Do you make your own ramen? It’s actually super easy!

    And honestly, Jeremy’s set of practical skills is one of my favorite things about him. He fixes my car and my iPad screen and builds stuff and it’s pretty damn sexy. =D

  • Sayward Rebhal

    My voice got hoarse!

  • Sayward Rebhal

    Yes! I mean No! Yes to no! No PhD (for now) and feeling really good about it. I’ve learned a lot about what I want . . . and what I *don’t* want. ;-)

  • Christen Oliver

    Hello from Baltimore! I used to work with Jeremy, slinging pizza at Bertuccis. Found your blog through one of Jeremy’s posts, and thoroughly enjoy everything you write! You inspire me to enjoy the world that surrounds me. I have a small notebook which I like to list the things that make me happy. It’s so nice to reflect on the list when I need a little boost. Thank you for sharing your list, it’s lovely to read!

  • Sayward Rebhal

    Oh wow, hi Christen! So awesome that you’re an old friend of Jeremy’s. We were just in Baltimore a few weeks ago, bummer we missed the chance to cross paths!

    Thanks for saying hi though I’m so glad you like my blog. ♥

  • Chelsea

    My love list:
    Being inspired to try veganism again. I gave up because of lack of support and because I got in my mind too much where I became self righteous, arrogant, and judgemental. For me, stopping was a mental health issue, not a physical health one that many people experience. I actively hated people who did not think like me and going out to restaurants was fraught with negativity from me and in me. But now I have multiple vegan friends and a partner who wants to leave a better footprint, as well as eat more exciting things.
    I (early) voted and felt high after filling in the bubble next to Clinton/Kaine. AHH!!!
    Being part of a community where my favorite restaurant gives me free food (sometimes) and my favorite coffee shop (upon finding out it is my birthday) gets me a birthday card!
    Stumbling upon an sidewalk art exhibit where passersby were asked to color in a picture of Frida Kahlo. I happily partook.
    Cooling temperatures and hot drinks.
    Walking to work in the autumn sunshine.
    Kitten snuggles.