If you are new, welcome to the Modern Commonplace Book!  I thought it would be nice to tell you all a little about me.  I hope we get to be blog friends, so this is a good place to start!


  • I am 29 – turning 30 this year.  I haven’t yet decided if I am excited about this, but maybe I will watch 13 Going on 30  a few more times to get my head wrapped around it.
  • I have been married for 3 years and 4 months.  They have been the best years of my life.
  • I was a Classical Studies major and taught Latin for four years.  I still tutor Latin and have a major love for anything ancient and historic.
  • I read magazines back to front.
  • I was homeschooled from kindergarden to 12th grade.
  • I have a brick with my name on it in Pioneer Courtyard Square in Portland, Oregon.


  • I studied abroad in Oxford and would move to the U.K. in a heartbeat.
  • My favorite punctuation marks are colons: I use them whenever I can.
  • I LOVE comfort. Anything that is cozy. I value this a little two much. This involves textured fabrics, warmth, ambience, cozy music, twinkly lights, dimmed lights, cozy clothes, creamy-cheesy-saucy foods, chocolate, and long hugs.
  • My fashion idol is Kate, Duchess of Cambridge.
  • I am obsessed with baby names.  Or just naming in general.
  • I make up conversations and scenarios in my head and live and re-live them.
  • My favorite thing to teach is grammar.
  • I scare VERY easily.  Like you could be standing in front of me and still scare me.
  • My husband has excellent photography skills!  I need to take lessons from him…

about me