2016 Happiness Jar

2016 marked my fourth year of writing little notes to place inside a happiness jar. It’s always fun and enlightening to tip the jar over and read the short notes to myself, at the start of a new year. Despite last year having numerous difficult moments, there’s still plenty to smile about. Favorite notes: Family… {read more}

2017 Reading List

Year number five of setting aside one book to read each month has arrived. For 2017, my book choices are a lovely blend of business and personal/lifestyle. 2017 Reading List January :: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance February :: The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment March :: Start Where You… {read more}

Intentions :: January 2017

Happy New Year!! Hope you had an absolutely wonderful holiday season :) I enjoyed some much needed downtime with family and a laptop that stayed mostly closed. January is off to a good start, minus my books for 2017 not arriving ahead of this post. No worries, the classic book tower photograph will be added… {read more}

Christmas Break

Taking a little break from the blog until the New Year to enjoy Christmas and the holiday season with family. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy New Year AND enjoy the entire holiday season :)

Nature and Travel Calendars

Each month I share my favorite iPhone photographs here on the blog. If you enjoy these captures, I invite you to take a look at the four calendars by Alaina Ann Photography for 2017. Hope your week is off to a lovely start :)

Intentions :: December 2016

The final month of the year is upon us! Quite unreal, if you ask me. November was a swift month with a little travel north. December will be a local month with ten days of vacation time away from work :) And, of course, all the goodness that comes with the holiday season. December 2016… {read more}

I am Thankful :: 2016

Thanksgiving has come and gone. My mom prepared an amazing feast, free from all the top allergens {when my family sits down together, we cover the big eight and then some}. My current elimination diets kept me away from all the pies and most of the food. I will say, the turkey was one of… {read more}

Short hair and answers.

SO, in early September I decided it was time to grow my hair long for another ponytail donation. And over the weekend I had most of it cut off. In early October, my hair started falling out. In clumps. The upside is I started with a TON of hair. And losing half my locks prompted… {read more}

Intentions :: November 2016

October may have been the swiftest month of 2016. I spent the first half traveling back to Maryland from Colorado. And it was fantastic! The second half of the month has been busy with work, doctor appointments {still working on my allergies} and family time. November will slow down a bit on the travel front…. {read more}

Checking in on year long intentions.

Admittedly, it’s a tad late in the year to be checking in on my year long intentions set back in January. The middle of the year, however, came and went with higher priorities! Daily intentions: moisturize, read and move. Pleased to say I managed to stay true to each of these intentions. With moisturizing likely… {read more}