Halloween, Hauntings, and the Death at Yosemite

Halloween, Hauntings, and the Death at Yosemite

    Halloween. I don't need to tell you that today is Halloween. Most of you already know. Often that brings an evening that's often filled with both screeches of delight and horror. It's a time when we love to scare ourselves. Hauntings. We tell scary stories of ghosts that rise up from graves and boogeymen [...]

What’s Up Lately – Episode 002

What’s Up Lately – Episode 002

What's Up Lately? Episode 002. Since I'm mostly popping in with updates, it doesn't feel right to call them "Friday Faves" and also they may not always fall on a Friday. Today, however, it does. And since I need different titles... Episode 002. Secretly I'm hoping that Episode 007 will have something really exciting to [...]

Life Lesson From A Dream

Life Lesson From A Dream

Dreams. How many of you think about your dreams? I'm not talking about your hopes and wishes, goals and ambitions, types of dreams. Although those are important too! https://www.instagram.com/p/BgjZAyhAfqs/?taken-by=amy.lyon.smith I'm talking about the ones that happen while you're sleeping. Do you ever stop to think about what they might be saying? Well, I do. Last [...]

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 [...]

Friday Faves – Edition 22

Friday Faves – Edition 22

  Friday. Edition 22. Do you ever have a week that seems like a blur? My week was chaotic. There are still so many moving parts with decisions to make, things to complete, and places to be. However, I did find beauty in those moments. Here are some of my faves for the week. Coffee [...]

Friday Faves – “Local” Edition

Friday Faves – “Local” Edition

Friday. Local Edition. Honestly, I think this is true most days. Minus the hot part! But today is Friday!! So I'm letting the other side of my new coffee mug represent today.   Fabulous, darling, Fab-u-lous. The crazy weather pattern in Virginia continues. We've had numerous days of close to and even hitting 70 degrees [...]

Thursday Doors- Hurricanes

Thursday Doors- Hurricanes

Hurricanes. Today my thoughts are with all of my family and friends in Florida. Hurricane Matthew is barreling their way.   As of right now, it is a Category 4 storm with 140 mph winds.   It is expected to strengthen some before it reaches Florida.   When I look at forecasted lines I see [...]

Irish Blessing

In light of today being St Patrick's Day, I thought I'd share my favorite Irish blessing. I first heard this blessing nearly 18 years ago.   My husband and I were dating, but had entered into "considering marriage" territory. We had a whirlwind romance so that consideration came pretty early. My husband had bought a [...]

Have cows…will travel

Yes... you see correctly.  No, your eyes aren't deceiving you.  There is indeed a cow in the backseat of the car. When I was around 5 1/2 or 6, my dad decided that since we lived in the country, we should try having some cows.  This "experiment" lasted around a year.  We had 7 cows.  [...]