12 Tips for De-Stressing Christmas

Here are 12 tips for de-stressing Christmas collected from friends, family, and myself who feel like this little Santa holding a “Help Wanted” signHere are 12 tips for de-stressing Christmas collected from friends, family, and myself who feel like this little Santa holding a “Help Wanted” sign. They’re not in any particular order but just …

Women’s Weekend Away at the Apple Farm Inn

A couple of times a year, my sister, her bff, my sister-in-law, and I sneak away on a girls' weekend to this quaint little piece of heaven on earth, the Apple Farm Inn. I’m writing from my favorite nook on the top floor of the Inn located in San Luis Obispo. A plaid chair nestles …

Kadie and Stan’s Wedding: Magic in Michigan

I've just returned from St. Joseph, Michigan where I had the privilege of celebrating Kadie (my best friend's daughter) and Stan's marriage. The following is a brief account of the festivities that blessed me beyond words or photographs could capture: The warm, generous hospitality of new friends graces me. This expansive three-story home provides a …

Fitting Together the Summer Puzzle

Summer days spiral past like spinning tops. I don’t know where they went or how they moved by so quickly. I think I might have planned too many fun trips into one summer. But then again, I think, isn’t that what summers are for? Making memories with those we love should take precedence over home …

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