Dandelions

Every family has their own traditions, ours happens to be, the tree goes up right after Thanksgiving, and down with the New Year. I have to admit, I’ve missed the wooden deer in my front yard, especially since we shine a spotlight on them. I think I miss the light most, but, if you’ve noticed,…

Snow Days

Normally by this time of year we have already lived through our first snowstorm (all 1/2″ of it) but so far no snow, and frankly I am disappointed. I was looking forward to letting Scruffy experience his first ever snow, and secretly hoping to build snow trolls. What are snow trolls you say? Well, I…

From The Mountains To The Sea

I believe I might just live in the perfect location. A few hours west and I can be hiking in the mountains; heading east, I have my feet in the sand in no time! I really do have the best of both worlds and this is my favorite time of year. I let the weather…

Meet Scruffy,

Meet scruffy! The newest member of our family. We rescued him from a shelter, but the truth is, he rescued us. Admittedly, I’ve been putting this post off. The fact is Scruffy has some big shoes to fill, but so far he is doing a pretty good job. Born in July of 2018 we don’t…

Ringing in 2019

2018 has been a year of reflection, personal growth and finding happiness in the wake of tragedy. When I look back on the year I realize how much progress I have made. Finding beauty wherever I can has really helped me not to dwell on the negative things in life. Life is meant to be…

12 Days of Cookies

December is always such a hustle and bustle; black Friday shopping (this should be recognized as a full contact sport), cyber Monday, charity fundraisers, toy drives, you name it, everyone seems to be trying to cash in on the spirit of Christmas. For me, the best part of the season is the spirit of giving,…

‘Tis The Season

Wow, has it really been three weeks since I have written a blog post? So much has been going on. ‘Tis the season right? Check out what I’ve been up to by visiting my Facebook page here. Don’t forget to ‘Like’ the page so it will show up in your news feed, follow me on…

Hometown Blessings

Daylight savings time ended last month (11/4) so this time of year people tend to stay inside, I say get out! I am fortunate to live in an area where I can get out and walk downtown where it is well lit and patrolled regularly. The cold winter sky is so beautiful and bright and…

Cranberry Liqueur

‘Tis the season! Me and my seasonal self think it’s time for a homemade cranberry martini, shaken, not stirred. This homemade cranberry liqueur makes one extra special. You need to plan ahead if you want these for a specific occasion since it takes three weeks to ferment. Start a batch on Halloween weekend and it…

Small Town, USA

November is typically time for me to take a breather, no work travel until next year! Whoop! Whoop! But, you can’t really keep me down, I’m going to find something to do. I love exploring, even if it’s in my own backyard. On our recent trip to Sylvan Heights Bird Park I picked up a…