The Healing Power of Butterflies (yes, I said Butterflies)

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Do you ever feel like nature has a way of speaking to you? Not necessarily Pocahontas style but do you ever notice subtle things? For me, it is the butterflies. I don't know about you, but there has been A LOT of changes happening in our household throughout 2018. We started the year off with the extreme high of knowing we were finally pregnant (it only took a year) to the lowest low of a miscarriage. Simultaneously my dog of over ten years passed away suddenly. When I say simultaneously, I mean Read more [...]

8 Ways Travel Makes Your Life Richer

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"You should travel more," "you need to take a trip," "you need to get away," and my personal favorite "you deserve to travel." Regardless of it's because you're burnt out at work, you need a little "me" time or feel stressed, travel seems always to be the solution to everyone's problems. If this is the case, then why don't we do more of it? There are lots of different reasons for this based off of your situation, but I am here to tell you that you need to forget those and JUST GO! Now I know, Read more [...]

Going Home Again

How to go home again
So, did you miss me? I know, I went missing there for a bit. But it is not without good reason; promise. You see I just wrapped up a move back "home." Not any move but an 8,000+ mile move to home. Over the past few weeks, I've been thinking a lot about this word home and how its meaning has changed. It's more of a relative term now than anything else. It has me in a constant state of wonder as to whether or not anyone else ever feels this way. This morning I sat outside on our deck, wrapped up Read more [...]

My Day in Siena | What to see when you only have a few hours

The walls of Siena Italy
"Cor Magis Tibi Sena Pandit." Siena opens her heart out to you much wider than this door! This inscription, located on the front of Porta Camollia; the Northernmost section of The Sienese Gates, is the epitome of what you will feel as you meander down the streets of the city. Now I'll be honest with you; I didn't want to make this trip. I say this not because I had anything against going, but I didn't have any burning desire to leave Florence just yet; even for a day. If you find yourself feeling Read more [...]

Inspirational Travel Quotes to Get Your Bags Packed & Seeing the World

Inspirational travel quote
Travel. Most people love the idea of doing it; they even go so far as to look into doing it. But then something stops us. Sometimes it's fear, life, money or a combination of all three things. Chances are if you're reading this post you are either naturally curious about what it says or are needing a little inspiration into the direction of travel. I empathize with your situation if you fall into the latter of those two statements. Speaking from personal experience, and once the queen of "I'll get Read more [...]

Motivation To Help You Chase Your Dreams

Someone innocently asked me the other day "why a blog and why now?" I replied, "why not?" Based off of their reaction it was obvious they were expecting a long, drawn-out answer; expecting me to say I woke up one day having experienced a great epiphany. Sorry, it's not that exciting. The truth is this was something that I had always wanted to do. This wasn't a new idea for me. It's been rattling around in my brain for some time now. Almost a decade to be exact. I finally reached a point in my life Read more [...]