All posts by sarajschmidt

I shake you warmly by the hand, and welcome you to my bio! Currently a writer, artist, and freelance explorer, I have played many other roles. I've managed a restaurant, debated across the country, taught children in Spain, run a handful of student organizations and retreats, served as the Editor/Producer/Citizen Journalist Manager for a, sung in choir for many years, volunteered with dozens of organizations and interned with a few, home-schooled a relative, cared for many a pet, and protested a thing or two. I am also married to my dreamy gearhead high school sweetheart, and together we are unschooling with our 10-year-old tenacious and hilarious daughter. Aside from my main passions of writing, art, reading, and generally being as ambitious as possible, I love to play with my daughter, learn new things, have date nights with The Husband, and highlight anything within my reach. Drop me a line at

Are you dining out again?

Yeah, we’re still sticking to takeout ourselves.

Northwest Specialties
Most Seattle Diners Not Yet Ready To Dine Out

Real Book
This Week’s Reads

Weird Animal Report
People Continue To Eat Strange Animals

Poison of Choice
Happy Turtle Tea

That 80s Blog
Golden Girls Theory That Will Blow Your Mind

Summer Shoes

What’s on your feet lately?

Grateful Dead Music
Psychadelic Kicks

Craft World
Fun LGBTQ Crafts For Pride Month

Hungry Bloggers
Calorie-Free Flavors

Animal Report
China to Consider Changes in Animal Breeding

Good Drinking
How Do You Flavor Your Drinks?

Cat Talk
Scientists Say Cat Snuggling Equals No Dates

The Tuesday Currents

This week I’m…

using a new ice cream bucket for our daily compost runs in my new bin. It’s the little things that make life easier!

reading all night and loving it! Oh, I wish I could every night! I didn’t even love the books (Magic in the Wind and Naked in Death) but it felt like getting back inside my own skin for a little while.

creating a new binder (9th grade is officially here tomorrow!) and lesson book for the year

trying to figure out classes for the rest of the year

celebrating Pride at home with the kid. So far, painted rainbow figures and a rainbow tree to come soon!

writing so hard I had to trim a nail. It was just getting in the way! Lots of plot bunnies lately, too.

helping Wood Sprite navigate teen stuff

watching cats face plant in their sleep (Gizmo is right now as I write this!)

loving my new bee house

still loving the library’s curbside service!

drinking all the tea and coffee while I fast, which is super easy again after just one day of struggling. Why do I ever stop doing this? Oh yeah, because food is fun.

not digging today’s sample perfume (Carnival of Ghosts from Black Baccara, which makes me smell like anise, ew) but LOVING yesterday’s, which was Hexennacht’s Mophine

What are you up to?

Things I Love Thursday

This week I’m loving…

my garden. When I finally remembered to bring my phone to take a picture, it was this small! That box is mostly green now.

spooky journal aesthetics

virus protection (also, masks and people who wear them)

making healthy choices, even though I’m not loving how it feels today. At ALL. But I will love how it feels by next week.

romantic reads, which are helping (a little) with my anxiety. Sleep helps more.


online art classes

understanding friends

modern tech and tools

nighttime showers in the dark, with candles

new moon chalking with my kid and lightning bugs (no, we didn’t use them, but they provided ambiance)

cinnamon coffee

Indy getting work

Wood Sprite finally enjoying math

having way too many books to read

trusting my gut

What are you loving this week?