5 Favorite Things!

Hiya! I’m all cozy at home with a fire going and a great cup of coffee and our treepod lit and a sweet kitten and and and…

The list of lovely things goes on!

I’m SO pumped for this week’s 5 favorite things! My brother, sister and dad all have birthdays this week. Nathan and Kelly were born on the 17th, six years apart, and Dad’s is the 19th!



This is Nathaniel. Or Nathan, more affectionately known as Nay, even more irritatingly known as Your Highness. He’s my sweet brother with whom I share numerous inside jokes and quotes. He’s been one of the soul people in my life that I’ve always been able to count on to have my back and to hold my hand when I need it. Nay, I love dew. Happy Birthday!


This is Kelly Catherine. She’s my little sister, 10 years younger than I am. Which is crazy to me, but also really cool. She’s blonde, and acts like it (she’ll love that I just wrote that) but typically it’s more endearing than anything. She’s smart as a whip and beautiful. I think as an almost 14 year old that she’s growing into such a lovely and respectable lady. She makes me happy in my heart! Kelly, you might just be the best sister on the planet!  Happy Birthday!


This is my Daddy. Carl, Pilgrim, Uncle Bear, the list goes on. He’s the most remarkable man I know. He’s the only person in my life that I can share the woods with and have him really get it.  He’s taught me everything I know when it comes to knives, finding the perfect walking stick, game trails, hunter brownies, wildflowers, why cast iron is better than anything else, shooting, gun calibers, herbs, etc. He’s guarded but accessible, when you first get to know him. He has more depth and experience than most people you’ll ever meet. He says things like, “Rectum, hell killed ’em!” “Can’t dance and it’s too wet to plow.”  “Watch your top knot and keep your powder dry.” He’s the only person I know that can actually sing “Moriah” and do it well. And, he’s one of 4 people in my life that can make the same face as me at the same moment and finish my sentences. He’s the first guy I could love without abandon, who held me as a wee baby on the parkway and fed me wild strawberries and now who can teach me how to cook in my own house with my husband. Remarkable! I love you, Pa. Happy Birthday!


I’m loving this sweet little owl shirt. It’s so flipping adorable and it looks super comfortable! I’m hoping to find one like it in my daily travels!

Andrew Elliott Horton, thanks for making me giggle all the time. You’re lovely, especially when you’re Ramboing it up with a knife clenched between your teeth. To the moon!

I hope you’re enjoying your Wednesday evening. We’re supposed to get ice and snow tonight! I can’t wait!

xoxo. Shannon



4 Responses to “5 Favorite Things!”

  1. Aw! Such A Feel Good Post! Happy Birthday To Your Family Members!!!

    Raised By Wolves

  2. Thanks for helping bake their birthday cake – even though it’s not all chocolate! Looking forward to our celebration tomorrow night – with all of us together and good food! Love, Mom


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