Waiting for Surprises

I have never been good at waiting. I am that person who turns to the last few pages of a novel to see how things end even though I have barely read the first chapter.  It is a really silly thing to do actually because after just starting a book skipping to the end usually…

A Little Halloween

I have heard it is fall. I have seen photos posted on Facebook by friends showing the leaves changing colors in other parts of the country. I have heard rumors there is a general election coming up, which is another sure sign that fall is here. Walking through Target I see the black cat and…

A Little Journey – The Baby Shower

About six years ago right after my daughter got married I went with a group of girlfriends to Paris to celebrate our friend’s 50th birthday. We had a lovely time soaking in all that is Paris from the art to the wine to the cheese to the markets. One particular day while shopping in an outdoor…

A Little Journey – Morocco

This year I bought a real camera. Not the newest version of the iPhone, but a real camera – one with a base and the ability to change lenses depending on the photographic circumstance. One that allows me to adjust the focus and light and shutter speed. It also also has a video function.  I…

Deserted Island & Hungry Tarpon in the Upper Keys

Love this blog and vlog of this couple who until recently travelled the country in an RV and are now travelling the world – or will be soon – via a sailboat.  Great photography and fun story. enjoy! We sail to Indian Key, a deserted, tropical island with a free mooring and dinghy dock. This…

Less Stuff, but Lots Happier.

I just finished reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Ruben. I’m a little late to the party since this was published in 2009, but it is a great book and if you have not already read it I highly recommend it. In reading it I realized I have spent the last year of my life on my…

I heard you were awesome so I baked a cake!

Growing up in the south, food was such a big part of our lives. Holidays, birthdays, Sundays or any celebration like good grades on a report card or Wednesday, always centered around food and the end of every good feast, the dessert. As a kid I  remember the women in our family would begin planning for…