Cancun ~ Party of 10?

Recently I had the opportunity to leave the snow, slush and frigid temperatures behind and jet off to the sunshine and glorious heat of Mexico.  My task?  Spend a sun filled week in Cancun Mexico with a group of 8 teenagers who were looking to make some memories on their Spring Break.  How do you […]

Where To Stay At Hawks Cay Resort

I’ve recently returned from a whirlwild trip to Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys. I enjoyed every moment from the warm welcome at reception, to exploring the many activities available right on site, to the endless dining opportunities.  One thing I wasn’t prepared for?  The sheer size of the resort and the variety of beautiful […]

Four Hours From Home

Just over four hours from home, and yet, it feels like we are a million miles away. For the first time in months?  Yes, months.  This family has unplugged, kicked backed and re-connected.  We’re at a cottage “up north” and soaking up every moment of joy.  Our days have consisted of long indulgent breakfasts on […]

Out Of Office

I am WAY over packed, as a matter of fact, my SUV is stuffed to the brim. The house sitter is tucked in safe and sound with her long, long list of instructions for the dog, the cat, the pool..you get the idea.  The fridge is cleaned out to an acceptable degree, I think I […]

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 […]

A Place You Can Breathe

Sometimes it feels like a mad dash.  Do you know the feeling?  The crush, the pressure, the craze to get everything you need to get done, so you can just “get to the cottage”.   Is it worth it to scrimp and to save?  The panic and mad packing, the fight you have to make through […]

Off The Grid

Every once in a while you just have to do it.  Force yourself to shut ‘er down, turn it off, unplug.  This week, I swear I am doing my best.  It’s hard for this Mama to it off, but if there is one place worth doing it; it’s cottage country. If there is someone worth […]