What I'm Loving | 7/15/2018

I am such a morning person. Not like the "wake up at dawn" kind, but my body naturally gets me up around 7 - 7:30 every day, and it's perfect. As I'm writing this I'm drinking coffee, cooking bacon (to season my cast iron, of course!), and Bird is absolutely desperate for pets. It just doesn't get much more blissful than that.

p.s. If you follow me on Instagram you've definitely already seen this picture, but it is just TOO cute.

Here's what I'm loving lately: 

Reading :: Prarie Fires is SO. GOOD. I'm likely biased as I grew up reading Little House on the Prarie,  but I'm quite enjoying it. I enjoy biographies, but I find that they're dry more often than not. This is a perfect mix of historical context and human emotions, and I can't wait to see what else there is to learn.

Listening :: I've found the New York Times' The Daily podcast to be very interesting! I like Up First because it's an overview of a lot of things, but The Daily is a great supplement because they tend to delve deep into one topic that's relevant at the time.

Spare Time :: Dog training! We had a week of "summer vacation" for Rusty and this week he started Intermediate Obedience Class. We were actually surprised by how well he did, but we've been doing a LOT of homework to make sure he behaves like an ~intermediate gentleman~.

Style :: Honestly, I don't know why I made this a section. I'm terrible at fashion — if it's not athletic wear or vegan shoes I honestly don't know. I'm thinking about what to redo — maybe what I'm cooking? what I'm considering? I'm unsure but would love to hear your thoughts!