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 [...]

6 Ways To Make The Most Of This Thanksgiving

6 ways to make the most of this thanksgiving
What began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and the preceding year, Thanksgiving has taken a bit of a new direction over the years. Thanksgiving has become commercialized, like most holidays inevitably end up becoming, we all eat far too much (guilty as charged right here), and at some point, football gets added into the equation. Is there anything wrong with this? Not at all! For some families, they put their spin on Thanksgiving entirely. There isn't a Thanksgiving 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 [...]

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 [...]

Don’t forget India

This morning I found myself falling back into an old habit; mindlessly scrolling through Facebook while I wake up. I stumbled upon a comment in a military spouse group I'm a member of "Congratulations to all those selected for Quantico!" I flew out of bed as if the house were on fire. I scrambled down the stairs with my eye mask still halfway over my right eye, one sock missing and my pajama pant leg pushed up I was a sight for sore eyes. My heart felt like it was going to beat out of my chest while Read more [...]