Category: Thoughts and Reflections
So here we are, a week into 2019 and I have gone into a full on anti-resolution. I’ve eaten a full pint of Ben and Jerry’s, more cookies than I care to count, and haven’t stepped foot in a gym. I’ve gone through a 3 […]
It is December 30th, 2018 and Tim and I are both fighting back colds. But my teary eyes aren’t the febrile or cold-related kind. They are those that come from months of getting to know amazing individuals who pour moonshine and whiskey while they deliver […]
Every year, as we say goodbye to one and welcome another with holly jolly cheer and anticipation for what is to come, I look forward to setting goals for the new year. There are goals that I smash, and there are goals that I abandon […]
Tim and I will be celebrating our four year anniversary in less than a month. It is crazy to think that what feels like a lifetime ago can simultaneously feel like it started a blink of an eye ago… Us married folk will patronizingly say […]
A new year means a chance for renewal, growth, and change. Every year we make lists of what we want to do. We take maps and dot where we want to go. We make plans. And every year it seems few of us stick to […]
Alright FL friends, I will be updating this list for you to use and share as a resource. As you know, Tim and I moved earlier this year to the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Having been through numerous hurricanes and evacuations, we know how frustrating […]
So what is the big deal? Why does everyone want to go tiny? I have no idea! But I can tell you why Tim and I have heavily, heavily considered going tiny.
He was part Cherokee and always seemed to know when it was going to rain and had a way with animals. His love of the mountains was contagious.
I live in a town where the local library has book clubs and a history center that houses microfilms of newspapers from 1810 through present, where a older gentleman helped me all morning find pictures of general stores before the National Park was established because I was curious.
I live in a Southern “Stars Hollow” and I’m feeling like Lorelei: That Time I was a Judge for the Local BBQ Fest
There is two type of people in the world: those who love Gilmore Girls and those whose opinions on pop culture don’t matter and who you probably don’t want to be friends with anyway. I clearly belong to the #teamStarsHollow side of that equation. There […]
I would be lying if I said moving wasn’t stressful, though not for the reasons one would normally think. I have been blessed with a childhood that saw a lot of boxes being packed, new houses being moved into, and over all grand adventures. I […]
So, we’re moving…. and we are super stoked! My awesome job aside, we had been looking to move out of the Sunshine State (Or Satan’s Hot Breath as I like to call it in the Summer when your seat belt is so hot it sears […]
This election and its results have been hard for many people. My political inclinations aside (which if you know me or read enough of what I write aren’t hard to decipher), there has been one positive outcome though: I have become a better person. Trump […]
FIRST OFF: Bonus points if you get the reference in my blog title <3 What better day than today to tell the internets all about how we met, right? Well, let us get to it! Tim and I met in college. And there is quite […]
Ask any Sarasotan about Siesta Key and they will quickly tell you two things: how far away you currently are from there and that it is the #1 beach in the country. I’ve been living in Sarasota for over 16 years now. In those 16 […]
Starting a new year always means it is time for reflection. You look forward to new things and first while you look back at the things you accomplished. Everyone starts to make their respective bucket-lists, resolutions, and planning the year to come. Well, I have […]
Tim and I are big on random road trips when life allows. Sometimes they are day trips where we just get on the road and head out until the sunsets and other days they are a little longer. Though they vary in length and location […]
People are often really taken aback by me. It isn’t a condescending princess notion, but its true. There are a lot of parts of my life that confuse. Our yearly trip to visit my grandparents in one of those bewildering moments for people that don’t […]
Tim jokes (and so does my brother) that if there is an old cemetery within 10 square miles of where we are, I will find it. And the more we travel the more its seems that they aren’t far from the truth. I never really […]
Our trip to Colombia was more than just an overseas adventure…