Edinburgh

While planning our recent UK trip, I decided it would be nice to take a trip within the trip. Paris was immediately top of my list. What is better than a day or two spent walking the dreamy streets of Paris, gazing at the Eiffel Tower at any given opportunity? Not much. My mom had…

the hammock

Hi, this is a blog post about a hammock. Specifically, I’m about to gush with adoration for a piece of high tenacity nylon taffeta. Hear me out. Husband is a recently admitted shopaholic. He finds such enjoyment in making purchases. He lives for today. Sometimes I’m on board with this habit (when he buys things…

THE PLAN IS: there is no plan

What am I up to since I’ve been back in the US of A? And what happens from here? Well the first question, I can answer. While at my mom’s home just outside Winston-Salem, I’ve been meal planning; grocery shopping; cooking; going for walks; spending time with family in both NC and VA; watching dvds…

Ritter Sport and a Reminder to Choose Adventure

My mottos for this several-month-long enrichment of life has been “choose adventure,” and being sure to answer with an enthusiastic “YES” when presented with an invite to do just about anything, but sometimes I need gentle reminders. On the way to Gendarmentmarkt Christmas Market in Berlin one late afternoon in December, Andrew and I wandered…

Three Days in Enchanting Berlin

I hope you’ve all had wonderful holidays spent with loved ones. My first Christmas in England was every bit as magical as I could have imagined, and then some! Cheers to a sensational 2014, eh?! For now, though, I shall get back to writing because I have to tell you about my recent visit to…