About Me

I’m Callie, and I’m a freecycler, recycler, upcycler, and foodie. If you don’t know what those things are, ask me! I live with my husband, Jacob, who is an environmental and industrial engineer, aka genius. We live in a sprawling ranch house built in 1968 that I swear needs something repainted or refinished or replaced … Continue reading

Want a free book? Of course you do.

So in case you haven’t heard…I published a book!  It’s my first foray into the self-publishing world, and I’m honestly pretty proud of it. David Woods, my author, was fantastic to work with, and he’s got a great final product. You can purchase the ebook on Smashwords, buy the print version on Amazon or David’s website, or enter a giveaway … Continue reading

Dreams of Taos, Part 3

At the end of the second day of our trip, my mom and I told Renee that we wanted stay an extra day at Adobe and Pines because we were just totally in love with the place. When Renee heard that we wanted to stay an extra night (and also that we were there for … Continue reading

Dreams of Taos, Part 2

The next morning, after waking up to the scent of burned smudge sticks and the heat of lingering embers, my mom and I got dressed and headed to the main part of the hacienda for breakfast. The Adobe and Pines Inn has a 3-course breakfast EVERY morning. It’s incredible. Adobe and Pines is owned by … Continue reading

Dreams of Taos Part 1

Faithful readers, thanks for sticking with me. I know it’s been FOREVER, but I have returned to the blogosphere. I have much to catch you up on! To begin, I have to go back in time to October of 2012. My last post was September of 2012, so I suppose that’s pretty much where I … Continue reading

Book Review: Imagine: How Creativity Works

A few weeks ago my family was having dinner, and somewhere in the conversation my brother suggested that I pick up this book, Imagine, because he was currently reading it and told me that it was really interesting. I immediately reserved it at the library (shocking, I know, but people actually do still go to the … Continue reading


*Because Jacob reminded me not to be negative, I have revised this post several times. So if some of you read it and took offense, read it again, because it’s nicer now.* Forgive me, readers, for I have sinned. It has been 6 WEEKS since my last blog post. I cannot hope that you will … Continue reading

The Votes Are In!

After letting the polls ruminate, I have chosen a weiner! Here are the results, in case you care: Version 6: 35% Version 5: 24% Version 4: 12% Version 3: 12% Version 2: 12% Version 1: 6% And one person didn’t like any of them. I appreciate everyone who took the time to vote! Based on … Continue reading

Color Me Rad Run OKC

This weekend, Jacob and I participated in the Color Me Rad 5k  run at the fairgrounds in OKC. It was on the front page of the Oklahoman, in case you haven’t seen or heard about it yet. We signed up back in March, but there was an explosion of people signing up just in the weeks before … Continue reading