If I Can Picture It In My Mind, I Can Be There

I was talking with a friend the other day about how to remain positive and focused.  They have had their struggles in life and when things get hard, they can find it very difficult to pull themselves out of that down place.  They asked me what I did to help keep my spirits up. I…

I Waited Patiently For You

Patience is not one of my greater virtues.  But I am getting better at it. And for once, my patience paid off. Like every blogger, we all have our dream stores and events that we want to blog for.  I have been incredibly fortunate.  I have made a few of those bucket list teams and…

Evening Reading

My dad’s mother, while originally from our hometown in Virginia, spent most of her life growing up in New Orleans after my great grandfather got out of the army following World War I.  While my grandmother moved back to Virginia when she married my grandfather, all of her siblings remained in New Orleans for the…

Date Night

A lot of people don’t realize that research has broken down displays of love into what is now called The Five Love Languages.  How we love someone else typically mimics the ways we want to receive love.  So like, for me, while I love presents as much as the next girl, receive gifts is not…

Home Office

I won’t take up much of your time today.  I just had to laugh as my own home office became a bit of an inspiration for this picture. Since finishing grad school, my home office has become less of an office and more of a place to lay things to sort out later.  Sure, I…

Time For Bed But Not Goodnight

I was in the car yesterday and I heard one of my favorite country songs, Remind Me, by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.  While most love songs are all about infatuation and lust, not love, I do happen to love this song because it comes from the perspective of a couple who has forgotten to let…