Creative Alternatives to Chocolate Therapy When You’re Feeling Stressed

Recently I volunteered as chaperone for my son’s robotics team when they travelled to Louisville, Kentucky for the Vex World Championship. Go Moosen! I’m not really a natural born traveler, and I wanted to make sure that I had some strategies in place to deal with the stress of travel and competition without abandoning the […]

The Spiral Jetty – Places to See

The Spiral Jetty on the Great Salt Lake | Places to See |

The world is such a beautiful place!  Some lucky people explore as many nooks and crannies as they can – soaking up cultures and languages and adventures wherever they go.  Homebodies (like me) may explore new places through  photos and books and travel blogs.  However we choose to experience the world, I think we often forget […]

Something’s Fishy! What I Loved About Beautiful Lake Powell

Lake Powell

My dear one and I recently spent a bit of time at Lake Powell.  He fished and swam, and I tried to stay in the shade and read. We were both very happy. I really love water.  I love to drink it.  I love to shower in it.  I love a hot bathtub full of it […]

Scrapbook Dimensions Magazine – Travel Journal

Just a little sneak preview of my latest project for Scrapbook Dimensions Magazine.  I had planned on creating this handy-dandy little travel journal for my recent trip to Italy, but it’s better late than never.  It would have been so convenient to take notes and stash tickets, maps, postcards, etc. in the pockets as we […]


We recently returned from a trip to Italy.  It’s been 15 years since we’ve been there and it was so wonderful to return after all this time.  I don’t think we had realized just how much we’d missed the beautiful language, amazing food, gorgeous scenery, or the friendly Italian people.   Bubbio & Aqui Terme […]