Unexpected Lovelyness


As the titles states, unexpected surprises pop up, especially on adventures it seems. Meeting new people, making new friends, trying new foods and stumbling across venues and events are always such a delight!! Below, are just a few of the recent, lovely surprises  I have been blessed to enjoy while here in the Highlands ofContinue reading “Unexpected Lovelyness”

Making New Friends, Highlands of Scotland


The blessings continue to flow here in Scotland as I have made some wonderful friends along my journey. It isn’t always about what you are seeing, it is about whom comes into your life and leaves a happy mark on your heart that creates the best experiences; may the memories and friendships continue to bloom.

Hugh Miller Cottage, Cromarty, Scotland


 I was so very blessed to get to spend a whole day touring the childhood and adulthood home (for a while) of Hugh Miller, geologist, reformer, stone mason and Scots. Truly an amazing experience!! I used my National Trust for Scotland pass to tour it, which is awesome.

The Adventures of Flat Stanley


Recently, I was blessed in being asked to be a Flat Stanley participant for a student in Tyro Elementary, Lexington, North Carolina. Here is a little back history Flat Stansley (compliments of this site.)   Dale Hubert first introduced The Flat Stanley Project to his students at Wilfrid Jury Public School in 1995.  The project’sContinue reading “The Adventures of Flat Stanley”

Christmas in Colorado


Christmas this year has been quite joyous!! It has been extended over time, celebrating over a couple of weeks with family and friends, drinking coffee and sharing with the Ladies Club at Zazzies, seeing my friend at the bank, playing Flat Stanley, and so much more. I am so blessed.

13 months in Baden Wurtemburg


Whew!! 13 months here have really flown by and now it is time for the next chapter!! A review in photos of all the fun I have experienced living abroad here in Germany.

Coming to a close as the year winds down


2016 is winding down and coming to a close…and it has been an enourmously eventufl year for me. Upon reminiscing over the year, realizing just how much has occured over the past 365 days. The dream list, posted in January of this year, I successfully marked off several components. Here are just a few ofContinue reading “Coming to a close as the year winds down”

Make an Impression


Make me an offer!!! Making a good impression …with beautiful, original art. As seen in a January post I wrote,  I dream of selling an art piece of my very own, an adventure in eBay sales for sure!!! The price is currently at $700–but this is negotiable for sure, so make me an offer!! VanContinue reading “Make an Impression”

Breakfast for Dinner


  For the last several weeks, we (my german lady friends) and I have been for coffee, conversation, and culture—well, mostly just to talk in English as both desire to improve their English communication skills–and had asked me to meet with them more often for practice–always a fun way to learn and I really enjoyContinue reading “Breakfast for Dinner”

Giving a Schwarzwald tour


Woohoo!! My Grandfather came to visit me….and I marked off another item on my dream-list. I gave a family member a tour!!! Yes, it is true and I found it fun and exciting. My Grandfather visited from Sunday through Tuesday evening here in Southwest Germany and willingly adventured with me around the area. We hadContinue reading “Giving a Schwarzwald tour”