Creative Writing · FEBRUARY BLOG SERIES: Love · guest writer · Love/Marriage

On Love [Guest Post by Veronica DSouza]

Hello again! As we move on through February, I would like to share a bit of creative writing by fellow blogger Veronica DSouza, blogger at Cusp of Destiny. Love takes on many forms. The versions of it are infinite. The possibilities, limitless. Never forget, especially this time of year, about the forms that love takes… Continue reading On Love [Guest Post by Veronica DSouza]

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Diary of a First Time Homebuyer · Finance · Lifestyle

Diary of a First Time Homebuyer: Bumps in the Road

Hello there! Welcome to the fifth installment of my blog series, 'Diary of a First Time Homebuyer'. In this series, I am documenting my journey as my husband and I purchase our first home. For those of you just tuning in, you can click on the link above, or search in the drop menu in… Continue reading Diary of a First Time Homebuyer: Bumps in the Road

Food · Health and Wellness

Manuka Honey: The Miracle in My Cupboard

I am sure you are all aware of the benefits of raw honey. It soothes a sore throat, helps with coughing, and people have been eating raw honey for a host of other reasons for many generations. I am here to talk about a specific variety of honey native to New Zealand. Manuka honey is… Continue reading Manuka Honey: The Miracle in My Cupboard

Diary of a First Time Homebuyer · Lifestyle

Diary of a First Time Homebuyer: The Offer

Hello, Lovelies! As you may already know, we are buying a new house! Our journey started just before Christmas when we were idly looking at properties on Zillow and coming to terms with our goals for the new year and our need for more space. Two days ago, we looked at a couple of properties,… Continue reading Diary of a First Time Homebuyer: The Offer

Lifestyle · Personal

Resolutions: What I Want to Accomplish Before the Big 40.

I was born on the last day of 1979. As the world celebrates the beginning of their New Years and their Decades, so do I tick off the years and decades of my life. 2020 will be my 40th year on this Earth and I have experienced so many wonderful things, and I am thankful… Continue reading Resolutions: What I Want to Accomplish Before the Big 40.

DIY · Lifestyle · Winter Holidays

Kids Questioning Santa? 10 Ways to Keep Them Believing

Here's some tips to keep him real a bit longer. Have a fireplace? Don't mind a little cleanup? Take some large men's boots, put them on your feet, and walk from your fireplace to your Christmas tree, stopping to sprinkle flour around your feet with each step to create footprints. Alternatively, there are stencils available… Continue reading Kids Questioning Santa? 10 Ways to Keep Them Believing

Art Projects · Blogging · DIY · Tutorials · Winter Holidays

Easy Watercolor Tutorial

Watercolor art is all the rage right now. I am seeing it everywhere. Cards, stationary, blog headers. Everything seems to be watercolor. People are even getting watercolor work tattooed on their bodies. I want to take a moment to warn you, this is a step by step tutorial, with images, and detailed explanations of materials,… Continue reading Easy Watercolor Tutorial