It’s the morning after Thankgsgiving. The house is quiet as everyone is sleeping off the food over load. Dishes, both clean and dirty cover the kitchen counters while the contents are tucked away in the fridge, filling it to the brim. Leftovers are my favorite part of this holiday. Hands down. I make turkey soup,… Continue reading The Morning After
As some of you know painting is my favorite creative outlet. When I was in college I developed a good habit of painting everyday, sometimes for hours. Then I graduated and life stepped in. My time to paint became less and less and so I turned to other creative pursuits like sewing, jewelry making and… Continue reading Watercolor Fun
Coffee, tea or both? It’s quite a dilemma. I used to be a coffee drinker. Truth is, we’ve had a love and hate relationship. This has been an on again, off again kind of thing for many years. I love the smell of freshly roasted coffee beans and brewed coffee and sometimes I like the… Continue reading Coffee, Tea or both?
What is part of your self-care routine? Is it daily meditation, getting in a gym workout or is it hiking in nature? For me, self-care comes in many forms and it’s the best way for me to take care to myself. In this journey of life and sustainable health, my body is always reminding me… Continue reading What is your self-care routine?
Maps! Maps! Who doesn’t love maps? I am a map collector. My Dad was a map collector too. He carried maps in the car stuffed into overhead visors and between the seats of our station wagon. I can remember him laying the maps out over the hood of the car or at night over the… Continue reading Maps!
About 3 weeks ago I returned from my two-month trip to Spain. My time spent abroad was amazing and looking over pictures now, I still can’t believe I was there. It was a luxury, it was a gift. Arriving back in the states I feel like a different person completely. My thoughts and views are… Continue reading Lessons from Abroad
In just two short weeks I will be hopping on a plane leaving Southern Spain and heading back to the states. My summer here has been wonderful and I am so grateful to have experienced this culture. I will be doing some traveling around Europe before I head back in early July. I am very… Continue reading The Time Has Come
If you really knew me, you’d know that my first love is painting. I have worked hard at my craft for about 16 years. I was deeply in love, from the very beginning. As a child, I became memorized by the way the watercolor would float elegantly over the yellow crayon. When I got to… Continue reading If You Really Knew Me
My adventures in Spain continue. I decided to take myself to the beach to see what adventures awaited me there. The tide was out this morning as I walked along. Rocks of all different sizes and colors grazed the sand. Down near the waters edge were exposed rocky pools. I walked along, in and out… Continue reading Struggling Crab
It’s been warm in Southern Spain. Popsicles seemed to be a nice way to cool down. I used what fruit I had on hand and they turned out delicious! Use what you got, and get creative! These popsicles are easy to make and great to eat anytime you need to cool off. I feel like… Continue reading Strawberry & Blueberry Pops