13 Things Having a Dog has Taught Me

This week is Scout’s 13th Birthday! He has been the one constant in my life since I was eighteen years old. We have stayed up late writing college papers together, moved several times, and he has always been there to greet me when I get home. He’s my little sidekick. The last month his health […]

Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza

There are so many possibilities when creating this recipe. Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza is perfect for any large gathering. This year, I created an egg shape for Easter. For non-themed parties, the shape of the cookie could be a traditional round or square. Also, depending on time and level of effort you want to put […]

Monthly Round-Up: Rose & Thorns – March 2021

This month my Google Photo’s timeline has been filled with memories of the beginning stages of life in lockdown 2020. It was crazy then, and looking back through the photos was a sobering reminder of how uncertain and quiet life was last year. This month has been a difficult one. There is a lot of […]

His & Hers Hawaii Hiking Essentials

Last summer for my birthday, Aaron and I when on an 11-mile hike in the Smoky Mountains National Park. I didn’t have on the right sock, shoes, or warm outerwear. It was a disaster. If you want to read the full experience I wrote about it in a blog post; Birthday Weekend. That hike took […]

32 Hours on the Big Island of Hawai’i

Early in our vacation planning, we knew we wanted to make a trip to the Island of Hawai’i (also known as the Big Island, because it’s the biggest). I’ve already covered how we navigated the COVID requirements to travel between the islands in a previous post; Traveling to Hawaii during COVID. I also highlighted the […]

Unique Places to Stay in Hawaii

Going on vacation is clocking out from the nine-to-five, unplugging your phone, and living out your fantasy life. I can pretend I’m a hotel heiress living in the master suite with a view of the ocean. Or maybe, I want to try the minimalist life by living in a tiny home for a week.  When […]

Traveling to Hawaii During COVID

Does anybody else’s eye start to twitch when they recall the rolling lockdown measures in March of 2020? I know I do. A year later, we are in a much better place; we are distributing vaccines (to those who qualify), masks are now a regular part of our everyday wardrobe, and bars and restaurants are […]


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