The View From Here

There’s something to be said for a perfect ocean view. In the morning, the sun greets you as it makes it grand entrance over the turquoise blues. During the day; the sound of music and laughter floats up to your balcony from the pool below, begging you to hurry up and join in on the […]

A Tour Of Hawks Cay Resort

Just waiting to be discovered in the middle of the Florida Keys on Duck Key, lies Hawks Cay Resort .  A tranquil, family friendly paradise a short two hour drive from the Miami International Airport. When you arrive you are immediately immersed in that laid back island vibe.  Surrounded by attentive staff, palm trees, calming decor and acres […]

Palm Trees & Blue Skies! ~ WW

This morning my view looks like this.  Pinch Me.  As I sit in the warm tropical breeze at Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys I feel like I’ve stumbled upon a little piece of heaves.  How could I not?  Paradise is literally right outside my patio doors. There are palm trees and ocean views. […]

No Shoes Required ~ Beaches Negril

Just miles and miles of white sandy beach.  Oh and yes that bright blue water.  No shoes required as you wander and explore.  No filter required when you take pictures of this little piece of paradise.  Where is this hidden jewel? At Beaches Negril Resort and Spa in Jamaica. If strolling the beach is a […]

Getting Lost This Summer

Not enough weeks, not enough days, not nearly enough hours in this summer.  Isn’t this always true of summer vacations? In a little over a week I will have my girls “home” for the summer.  I use this term very loosely as teenage girls are rarely home.  Between friends, work, and tackling extra school work […]

It’s The Hogwarts Express ~ WW

You never know what you will find hidden around in the nooks and crannies of the remarkable Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Florida.  If you pay attention, and have your wits about you, you may catch a moment that will take your breath away.  Like this one, as the magical train emerges […]

True Confessions About Dog Food? Oh Yes She Did!

  Um what did she just ask me? Admittedly, it had been a long week, but I was fairly certain I had heard my Mom correctly. My parents, up from Florida to visit and celebrate the birth of my SassySis’s newest addition, had been staying with me for a week. We were prepping our dinner […]

Come Shopping With Me?

It’s time.  Actually it’s long past time we take our kitchen from the 80’s and forcibly toss it into the new century.  Or at least try.  We’ve been living with green counters, broken appliances, chipped paint and a soffit?  What the heck is a soffit?  Don’t worry, I didn’t know either.  Here, let me show […]

My Truths

What do a few confessions, a dash of TMI and a touch of self reflection add up to?  My truths. For whatever reason, today it felt important to pour my heart out and let you all in on what’s going on in my head, and behind my door here in this little corner of the […]

A Portrait Of The Ridiculous

I know they say a lot can change in a year, but isn’t this a bit ….ridiculous?  This little shot. It was taken in front of my fireplace December 24th 2014. This sweet picture?  It was captured on December 25th, 2015. Ridiculous.