Pre Mardi Gras

I felt like I was on system overload this past week. There are so, so, many flashy, shiny things in New Orleans, the party never seems to end. I truly enjoyed staying here albeit just a short stint. Such a colorful town inside and out, the people in their costumes sing, dance, and play the…

We Are Listed!

Today is the day! Our MLS listing went live this morning. January 20, 2020! Our for sale sign was personally delivered by our realtor last night. When he placed the realtor lock on the front door, it seemed like a bit of a dream, but this is really happening! We have officially completed step one…

Ringing In A New Year

This is the time of year when I start reflecting, sort of a year in review. 2019 marks year two, time lived ‘after’ the death of our son. I am healing, the bad days are becoming farther apart, and happier memories are beginning to creep into my thoughts more and more. ‘Finding Beauty Wherever I…

Tree Lighting

For as long as I can remember, putting up the Christmas tree was an event, an event to be cherished. Holiday music, special hors d’oeuvres for dinner, baking cookies and leaving a few out for Santa. The tree from my childhood was a real one, cut down from my grandfathers garden, and tied to the…

Sneak Peek

Here is a teaser for you. The below cookies will be making a comeback this year and I have made my final selection of new cookies. It’s time to start gathering supplies and pulling out my stand mixer. I haven’t used it since last Christmas. All of the recipes are Pinterest finds, so if you…

Beautiful Things

Everything seems to have a day now. You always see today is National this day or National that day. If you Google “What holiday is today” something always pops up. Aside from the traditional holidays, you can always find something more obscure, unique. I recently discovered that there is a ‘beautiful’ day. Who knew? Beautiful…

Canine Crawl

I had so much fun out with Scruffy this past weekend supporting a great cause at the 19th annual canine crawl for the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina. I can’t believe I have never participated before, even when we had the pugs. Fact is, Scruffy is much more suited to things like this. We have…

Staging To Sell

Halloween is over and November is in full swing. The end of the year celebrations will be quickly upon us. I can’t seem to get into the spirit. I say it every year but I think this year may be more because I never put out my pumpkins. But ready or not, the holidays are…