Confession: What’s On Your Bedside Table?

This, this could get embarrassing.  What’s on my bedside table? An iPhone charger. Hand cream. My jewelry box. More prescriptions than I care to admit to.  (Related: migraines suck) A large collection of hair elastics. A water glass, half empty. And finally, back in the rotation, a stack of books. It’s time to take back […]

The Reveal ~ Garaga Doors

Over the past month, my house has been through a bit of a transformation.  We decided it was time to invest in us.  Time to update our home.  One way we did this?  By changing out our garage doors.  We took our old, heavy, beaten up wood doors and with a phone call, a little […]

Walking In The Shadow Of The Colosseum: Through Eternity

  Goosebumps.  As we stood beside the Colosseum in Rome, shadowed by it’s enormous size, I became momentarily overwhelmed by the structure that sat in front of me.  I’d seen this massive wonder in books, marvelled at it’s significance during movies, even studied it in school, but what did I really know?  What would I […]

All About Shopping AND A Giveaway ! Win A $100 GC

Apparently it’s Fall.  I say apparently, because I think Mother Nature is still on her Summer vacation!  I’ve been blissfully soaking up these last few days of sunshine, knowing that soon enough, I will be moaning and complaining that Old Man Winter has come to stay.  How does a Mama prepare for this dreadful change […]

Garaga – Inspiration Found

I live in a 30ish year old house.  Not “old” by many standards, but as it turns out, old when it comes to many things house.  This house of ours, it needs some love.  On the long list of renovation dreams for our home; the bathrooms need new counters, my bedroom should be painted, the […]

Il Salviatino ~ A Piece Of Paradise In Florence

Located on the outskirts of Florence, the Il Salviatino is a little piece of heaven just waiting to be discovered. With only 45 rooms, and seemingly as many staff, Il Salviatino is a unique luxury boutique hotel for the discerning guest. There are 40 rooms and 5 unique suites for a total of  45 suites, […]

Dreaming Of Life In Burano

Day dreaming in full force. Have you ever thought about packing it all in and trying a completely different life?  Somewhere foreign, exotic, perhaps the polar opposite of the life you live now?  As I wandered the cobblestone streets of the tiny Island of Burano off the coast of Italy, the little day dreamer in […]

The Taste Of Testaccio Food Tour – Eat Where The Locals Eat

Are you a traveller or a tourist? Do you go somewhere and really want to see it, know it, be changed because of it? Do you long to know it’s history, meet the people, perhaps even have an impact? Then, perhaps you are a traveller. One way to really get to know the area in […]

How To See The “Big 3” In Italy, With Teens!

You’ve dreamt about it, watched all the movies, and bought every travel book in the book store. Hours have been lost both on Pinterest and on-line scouring sites as you try and plan the perfect vacation to Italy for you and your family. Where does this leave you?  Overwhelmed. There is an abundance of information […]

Take The Trip

As I frantically run around my little corner of the suburbs, doing all the mundane things one must do; laundry, groceries, banking, paying bills and fighting with school calendars ,I realize I need to give myself a little time out.  Life has a way of getting away from us.  Over scheduled, so chaotic, too many […]