IDEAS FOR CREATING A SUMMER WIND DOWN ROUTINE

It’s officially September, Friends. However, I’m not in a rush to grab a scarf nor a sweater.  Summer and I still have some unfinished business. I need something to make seasonal transition a wee bit easier. We love Summer and…
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Safari at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

INSPIRED DESIGN: SOUTH AFRICA

Pulling myself away from the responsibilities of everyday life can be difficult, but I’ve discovered that losing myself in travel is essential to the work I love. Rich and varied cultural experiences provide a wealth of inspiration and a deeper…
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WHAT HE REALLY WANTS FOR FATHER’S DAY

As we celebrate fathers this month, we must answer the eternal question, “What to get Dad?!” It’s hard to find gifts for dads that feel like presents instead of a line-up for the honey-do list: that drill will surely fix…
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ROUND HILL HOTEL AND VILLAS

Last week I buried my toes in the sand and basked in the sunshine of the Caribbean. Jamaica opened her arms and gave this exhausted woman a much needed escape from a nightmare of a summer. As you may or…
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WHY A CARNIVAL CRUISE IS A MOM’S BEST FRIEND

This post is sponsored by Carnival Cruise Lines  As a mother of five, I need help. In fact, every mom needs help even if it looks like she’s mastered this motherhood thing. A supportive spouse, a friend, grandparent, or babysitters…
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HOW TO USE TEXTILES AS TRAVEL SOUVENIRS

If you’re looking for fresh ideas for travel souvenirs then look no further. I’ve been having a blast collecting textiles from various regions either from my own travels, like my recent Carnival cruise, or receiving them as gifts from family…
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CELEBRATING NATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE DAY WITH SEAPAK

In honor of National Lighthouse Day on August 7th, we were invited by our partners at SeaPak, purveyors of delicious shrimp and seafood, to head south to tour one of Georgia’s historical gems, the St. Simons Island Lighthouse. SeaPak supports…
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A SUMMER AT SEA WITH CARNIVAL CRUISES

As we wrapped up the first year of homeschool, I couldn’t help but be concerned about summer learning loss. However, in the days leading up to our Carnival cruise I was determined to extend education into the summer and to…
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