Why Women Really Cut Their Hair


Hello March, I am so glad to see you. February was kind of rough. Between the bitter cold and deary cloudy days making me mopey and the lovely letter from the IRS that required over 100 hours of work to prove my business expenses for my 2012 tax return, and emotionally/logistically prepping for my first… [read more]

Good times at Alligator Point

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It’s been a pretty mild winter in North Florida this year. I like to think God is helping to make our transition from the year-round beach life in Jupiter to Tallahassee easier on my husband, who deplores the cold. We recently took a day trip to Alligator Point, the closest beach to Tallahassee. It’s a… [read more]

Beech Mountain Family Ski Trip!

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  Last spring we took Penelope skiing for the first time and it was such a great experience. Going on family ski trips is something I have been dreaming about for a long time.  We went to Beech Mountain, North Carolina and Beech Mountain Resort. The highest resort in Eastern America, Beech Mountain Resort (Ski… [read more]

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]

Manatees at Wakulla Springs


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]