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!


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]


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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]



  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]