From Holly

Holly Dowell
What I'm reading, cooking, and interested in
Created 21 May 2020
  • August 2021
    31 Aug 2021 • 7 min read
    Hello from Boring, Oregon (yes, it’s a real place). We are visiting my family after way, way, way too many months apart. It’s a treat to be on their compound and spend some time in a spacious area wit...
  • June 2021
    01 Jul 2021 • 5 min read
    Hi there, We are just a week or so past summer solstice, so the days are long and warm. Jackson and I are getting ready to host our annual Fourth of July party and firework viewing. We also are excite...
  • May 2021
    07 Jun 2021 • 5 min read
    Hi friends, I’m a week late with my monthly newsletter, but I have been busy with two delightful weddings of two dear friends in which I had the honor of being a bridesmaid. Now that I’m done with a w...
  • April 2021
    30 Apr 2021 • 5 min read • 2 1
    Hi friends, I hope your April showers are actively sowing May flowers. Around here, Jackson is now fully vaccinated and I will be, too, come Tuesday! Yay science! Another wild thing? This is the twelf...
  • March 2021
    31 Mar 2021 • 4 min read
    Hello from a gray day in Brooklyn. Hope there are some flowers peeping out wherever you are. Enjoy this month’s edition of From Holly. Bookshelf It wasn’t exactly a banner reading month — my attention...
  • February 2021
    28 Feb 2021 • 6 min read
    Hello, and happy Sunday! Daylight savings is in a couple of weeks, and the snow is finally melting off around here. I hope this finds you well and perhaps even with renewed hope on the horizon thanks ...
  • January 2021
    31 Jan 2021 • 3 min read
    Happy Sunday, friends! I hope this note finds you cozy and well. It’s been a pretty tumultuous month in the US and a particularly cold one in NYC. We celebrated Jackson’s birthday and continued to car...
  • December 2020
    04 Jan 2021 • 6 min read
    So long, 2020. It was long, difficult year for most, and I’m glad to see it go. But there were a number of bright spots along the way for which I am grateful. I got a job I sincerely love, we welcomed...
  • November 2020
    01 Dec 2020 • 6 min read
    Hello friends. If I land in your inbox before midnight, it can still count as a November 2020 edition of From Holly, right? I’m going with yes. Welcome to the latest installment of my monthly newslett...
  • A Little Gift Guide
    07 Nov 2020 • 3 min read
    I know my newsletter is usually monthly and you just got October’s a few days ago, but it’s my birthday month so I have granted myself one extra slot in your inbox. With the holidays just around the c...
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