Madeira, Portugal :: Sprague Adventures


 Several months ago, Ben and I realized that he wouldn't be able to take off enough time to warrant a trip back stateside. We had been planning to go in February, so when plans had to change, we got creative. We asked my 'rents if they'd be willing to meet us in the middle...of the Atlantic. While it's not exactly the middle (my parents suffered the brunt of the travel) we settled upon a pretty little group of islands called Madeira.

Favorite Recipes From the Internet :: Sprague Eats


For as much as we in the Sprague house love eating, it's wild to me how little food related posts are here on this blog.

About a month ago, I posted on facebook asking people for their favorite recipes. We were working on adding some variety to get us through the winter season and so many people responded! Thank you, thank you! It was just what I needed to get the creative juices growing for meal planning. I didn't want to forgo on returning the favor, so I figured a post was in order about our all time favorite meals. If you come to our house, chances are you will be served one of these.

things that are saving my life right now


I recently read  this post about the 'things that are saving my life right now."  In it, Ann of Modern Mrs. Darcy writes :

"The idea comes from author Barbara Brown Taylor. In her memoir Leaving Church, Taylor tells about a time she was invited to speak, and her host assigned her this topic: “Tell us what is saving your life right now.”
Most of us know what’s killing us, and can articulate it, if asked. Some of us are overwhelmed with hurry and worry; some of us face crushing poverty; some feel paralyzed, unable to move.
But few of us stop to note what’s giving us life. Taylor says it’s too good a question to not revisit every once in a while: what are the things—big or small—that are saving us?"

I've been thinking quite a bit about this recently, and I just love the idea. So, without further adieu.

Here are a few things saving my life right now.