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.  …

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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. …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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The Good Kind of Stress

Stress is something I know too well. It's not something I would usually consider to be a good thing. Today it randomly occurred to me that sometimes it's not so bad. I've been a bit stressed about getting the house ready for our new floors to be installed. I work Thursday and Friday night, and …

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Julie and Julia

I recently watched the movie Julie and Julia. When the movie that I was previously watching ended, I didn't bother to change the channel. I think I was too busy writing a blog post. I'm thankful for the distraction, because I fell in love with this movie. The movie caught my eye when the lead …

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