Why I Celebrate International Women’s Day

Why I Celebrate International Women’s Day

International Women's Day. I often talk about my beliefs about the equal rights for women. I keep it no secret that while I have chosen what many consider a "traditional" role for a woman (stay-at-home mom, household manager, chauffeur...take your pick of the many of things I do), it is exactly that...A CHOICE. A choice [...]

American Made

American Made

Photography. Most Thursdays I bring you photography of Doors from places I've visited. Today is no exception. However, in today's series, the doors are more of a subject of viewing than the subject of my words. Or put more simply, if you're here for only the photographs, feel free to scroll through the photos. It [...]

Going Back to My Roots…Airdrie Scotland

Going Back to My Roots…Airdrie Scotland

  Going Back To My Roots. An Ancestral Journey to Airdrie, Scotland. Today is my mama's birthday!! The one who nurtured me in her womb. And the one who labored to bring me into this world. The one who cradled me in her arms. She is the one who whispered words of strength into my [...]

Street Corners of Amsterdam

Street Corners of Amsterdam

Travel. One thing that I've noticed about traveling to new places is that around every corner there are exciting things...unfamiliar and yet, exhilarating.   Street Corners of Amsterdam. So today, I thought we'd take a stroll around the street corners of Amsterdam. Amsterdam was the first place that my feet trod on foreign soil (outside [...]

Are you Irish? 

Are you Irish? 

Irish. Kiss me, I'm Irish. Just kidding about the kiss me part.  Not about the Irish part. (I love snapchat filters!)   St. Patrick's Day. St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner. A celebration of the patron saint of Ireland.   DNA Testing. Today, I'm going to share a little about my DNA, history, [...]

Don’t wait until it’s too late

Don’t wait until it’s too late

  Don't Wait.   The trouble is, you think you have time. -Jack Kornfield I have never professed to be a good housekeeper. Indeed I am far from it. But I am trying. Part of that is working on the process of decluttering. I could talk all day about that process. And I may... but [...]

Time Travel Tuesday – Over the Rainbow

Time Travel Tuesday – Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow. Last week we had a spectacular double rainbow. It was so spectacular that my husband called me from his commute to tell me to grab my camera and shortly after that, a friend texted me to grab my camera because the rainbow was just that awesome! Unfortunately, my first sighting of it [...]

Time Travel Tuesday – Is that snow?

Time Travel Tuesday – Is that snow?

Is That Snow? If you read yesterday's Blogiversary post, then you know that we got our first snow here in Southwest Virginia! It was beautiful. Now I'm ready for it to leave. When you are born and raised in South Florida, where 70 degrees constitutes wearing a hoodie, it takes a while to get accustomed [...]

Time Travel Tuesday – The Christmas Nail

Time Travel Tuesday – The Christmas Nail

Traditions. Most families have them. Whether they show up in holidays, weddings, other celebration, or in the daily workings of life. One of our family traditions was started when my children were very young.  In the process of adding ornaments to our Christmas tree, I stumbled across the Christmas Nail.   Christmas Nail. With Christmas [...]