Don’t have the budget for a big family vacation? No problem! What if I told you that you could have a fun family vacation right at home? Not possible you say? Well, I beg to differ. Ever heard of a staycation? A staycation is a vacation you take at home or with minimal travel from … Continue reading Stay In. Unplug. Restore
The smells of fresh-cut flowers and wood fire pizzas on a warm Saturday morning. Can life get any better than that? Yes it can. Because among the flowers and pizzas, you’ll find a cache of fresh local produce, fresh-baked goods, meats and cheeses. In my mind, the only thing missing that would make this picture … Continue reading Buy Local. Eat Local.
This year our Christmas tree was extra special. It was the first year that we cut down our own. What makes it even more special is that we cut it from our own back yard! Wait what? Yes, we got our Christmas tree from our back yard. The truth is, the tree was in a … Continue reading Oh, Christmas Tree!
“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” Henry David Thoreau The picture above is from my dining room. In the frames, you’ll find all the turkeys my son made in elementary school; each one completely different from the previous years. I keep them behind our framed menus so that … Continue reading Thankful, Grateful, Happy
We got our first little bit of snow today. It wasn’t much, just barely enough to make the ground white before it started to disappear. It’s this time of year that makes me think about all the indoor activities we love that keep us warm and cozy. Although curling up in front of the fire … Continue reading Tuna Noodle Picnics and Blanket Forts
We are a busy family. We both have full time jobs. Our son has an after school job. We own a home. We have 3 dogs and a cat. As much as we'd love to travel full time, it's not in the cards for us right now. So, to pass the time between our bigger adventures, … Continue reading A Year of Home Adventures!