Spring in Asheville

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After falling in love with Asheville last fall, I immediately started figuring out when we could get back up to Asheville to explore it even more.  My little wish came true and my family and I were able to visit last month during Penelope’s spring break. It was so much fun!   We made our… [read more]

Asheville Trip + Tea Collection Giveaway!

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Over the years I have traveled to North Carolina a lot. I have family in the Greensboro area and friends in Raleigh. I love the Boone area and the Blue Ridge Mountains, but I had never made it to Asheville before this trip. I had been told many times that Asheville is an awesome place… [read more]

Morocco

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In August of 2008, my husband and I took a trip to Morroco and it was a trip of a lifetime.   I am having a serious case of wunderlust right now and have such a itch to get on a plane and explore another country and culture, but since I can’t do that right… [read more]

Denver, Colorado

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We got to see this double rainbow on our way from Telluride to Denver.  It was a long drive to get back to Denver (I’m talking 8 hours), but the scenery was interesting, beautiful and Telluride was so worth the long car ride. When Penelope saw this rainbow she called out, “God made it for… [read more]

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Telluride, Colorado

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Oh Telluride, I can’t wait to go back in the winter.  Next winter Penelope will be just over 4, and I am hoping it will be a perfect time to introduce her to snowboarding. Telluride has a free public gondola and the hotel we stayed at, the Hotel Columbia, was right in front of the gondola.… [read more]

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Winter Park, Colorado

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From Boulder, we headed to Winter Park, Colorado.

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Boulder, Colorado

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Back in October, my family and I were invited on a press trip to visit some amazing places in Colorado. I have been to Colorado many times before (the perks of being the daughter of a retired airline Captain and flight attendant) and it’s honestly one of my favorite places to visit. After landing in… [read more]

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NOLA Christmas

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  I first visited New Orleans on Halloween of 2001 or 2002 (can’t remember, if that doesn’t tell you how much fun I had, I don’t know what does). A good friend from high school who is originally from Louisiana and was attending college at LSU, so I went to visit him and we drove… [read more]

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Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, AKA Heaven

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I first went to the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne in May when I attended the Mom 2.0 Summit blog conference.  I had never been to a Ritz before in my life.  That weekend, I busted my butt with work and then got the flu, so I really didn’t get to enjoy the property as much as I… [read more]

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Outdoor Family Fun

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My husband and I are outdoorsy people and now Penelope is too. Well, my husband is more outdoorsy than me. I always love the idea of camping or hiking, but I often get lazy and don’t want to put in the work to make it happen! We try to do something outdoors several times a… [read more]

Disney! Link Love 6.1.12

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How is it June!?!   May FLEW by.  I hope things get a little calmer and less rushed around here, although I am loving all the exciting things we did in May. Katie the Wellness Mama interviewed me the other day.  We actually interviewed each other it was fun.  I really like that lady, here… [read more]

Redlands

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  These are some images taken a couple of weeks ago when we went down south to visit my in laws. But they could have been pulled straight from my childhood. My roots. I once read somewhere that you should love your place, no matter where you live.  I hated Tallahassee when I first moved… [read more]

Manatees at Wakulla Springs

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Last month, we spent an amazing Sunday afternoon at a local state park called Wakulla Springs. Every winter the Manatees come up the local rivers and hang out in the warmer water. They are such cool animals!  Penelope is in love with all types of water animals; dolphins, whales, mermaids, fish, and now manatees. She got… [read more]

Fall Nature Walk at St. Marks Wildlife Refuge

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St. Marks Wildlife Refuge is a local gem.  It is so beautiful and peaceful and only a quick 25 minute drive from our house. St. Marks was established in 1931 to provide a wintering habitat for migratory birds and it is one the oldest refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System. We love to go… [read more]

Yosemite National Park Trip on Parenture

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I had a guest post over on Parenture yesterday about our time at Yosemite National Park, when we went to California this summer. Parenture is a pretty great family travel site, but it is not your average family travel site, where Disney is the main topic. This is a real travel site for travelers, who… [read more]

Ft. Walton and Destin Beach Trip

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Last week, we went to go visit my husband Peter.  He has been living at a condo on the beach for three weeks.  It sounds luxurious, but he hasn’t been able to go to the beach, pretty much, at all. He has been busting his butt, working 12 to 15 hours a day, digging through… [read more]