A Christmas Themed Vacation Pt. II 

I’ve been to Gatlinburg,TN numerous times, but this was my first December visit. Usually it’s more of a fall destination for me. The town goes all out with fall harvest decor and the Oktoberfest celebration . I wondered if the town would be just as festive for the Christmas season.  Gatlinburg,TN is a small town... Continue Reading →


A Christmas Themed Vacation 

On the first weekend of December, my husband and I decided to get out of town. Our destination would be Asheville,NC. We’d go to all our favorite restaurants, Christmas shops, and attend the Winter lights event. Winter lights is a special holiday event at the North Carolina Aboretum, where you can view Christmas light displays. ... Continue Reading →

Montezuma Castle National Monument

The Montezuma Castle National Monument was the fourth national monument established in the United States. Montezuma’s Castle was once the apartment building of a native cliff dwelling community. It was built approximately 900 years ago, and abandoned approximately 600 years ago. Up until 1951 visitors could climb ladders to tour the inside of the monument.... Continue Reading →

Desert Botanical Garden pt. 2

Here's the continuation of photos I took while walking through the beautiful Desert Botanical Garden! I definitely fell in love with desert plants. Who knew there were so many variations of the cactus! I'm still obsessed with all things cactus five months later. I love that beauty can be found in land that's often perceived... Continue Reading →

Desert Botanical Garden pt.1

When I visited Arizona this summer, the Desert Botanical Garden was a must on my list! The Desert Botanical Garden is located in Phoenix, Arizona. It's within a few miles of the beautiful Papago park and the Phoenix zoo. It's the perfect area for an eventful nature filled day. I would of done it all,... Continue Reading →

Day 17: Can’t Do It All 

I got off work at a decent time this morning. I was hoping to travel with my family later in the morning to support my grandfather during surgery. My family is really close knit and they mean the world to me. I was upset yesterday at the thought of not being able to go.  I... Continue Reading →

Day 16: No Longer Striving for Perfection

I've written a lot about my issues with perfectionism on the blog. I'm often too hard on myself and rarely give myself credit. At least instinctively. It's something I'm working on correcting. It just takes putting things into perspective and seeing things realistically.  I have to remind myself of the good things I have going... Continue Reading →

Day 14: Feeling Under the Weather

I literally went to bed after work this morning feeling fine, and then woke up feeling sick. It started with a scratchy throat and cough. I went back to sleep, and woke up feeling even worse.  I have a few ideas about why I'm feeling sick. I did get the flu shot this morning, but... Continue Reading →

Day 12: No Fall Bucket List

I slept in pretty late today. I think all the running around got to me. I didn't get to do any of the fall activities on my agenda. One thing I haven't talked about is why I missed all my fall "goals" for the year. I didn't even get the chance to go to the... Continue Reading →

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