Cumberland Island, Georgia

Cumberland Island National Seashore off the coast of Georgia was the perfect way to celebrate National Parks week. Cumberland Island is Georgia’s largest and southernmost barrier island. Cumberland Island is home to over 9,800 acres of Congressionally designated Wilderness. Complete with breathtaking live oak trees, remote beaches and perfect hideaway campgrounds to get away from…

Two Weeks in Spain Part III

As we continued our Spain adventure we made our way from Gibraltar to the Costa Tropical. (see part I & II) We quickly breezed by the hotel lined Costa del Sol and drove to a less busy/touristy location south of Granada. We stopped for two peaceful nights in La Herradura (Horseshoe in Spanish). La Herradura is…

Two Weeks in Spain Part II

A few days into our two week road trip in Spain we continued our five hour drive from Toledo to Ronda. Our stop in Consuegra about an hour south of Toledo was a great place to break for lunch, explore the windmills and continue southward (see part I). There are only a few things I…

Two Weeks in Spain Part I

España over Christmas for two weeks of adventuring. We spent December 15-30th exploring new parts of Spain we’ve yet to have been before. After spending a month in Barcelona and Valencia last February we hoped to visit parts of Spain we’ve been wanting to see but hadn’t. I found super cheap flights to Madrid from…

Interlaken, Bern, Zurich Switzerland- European Summer Travels Part V

As our adventure in Switzerland continued we took the train from Zermatt to Interlaken. We got lucky and ended up being there for Swiss day, August 1st. Swiss day is Switzerland’s national holiday and is celebrated with fireworks and jubilation. We were in Interlaken in time for the parade through town and got to take…

Montreux & Zermatt Switzerland- European Summer Travels Part IV

Writing about the beauty of Switzerland is like trying to describe in great detail the depth and wonder of a sunset. Switzerland took all my expectations and threw them out the window, because it was so much more than I could have hoped for. I want to preface this with the fact that mountains are…

Cinque Terre, Italy- European Summer Travels Part III

Oh Cinque Terre, you lovely little slice of this world you. Cinque Terre caught my eye in a photo many years ago and has been on my list to visit for years now. When I was in Italy several years back I had plans that never materialized to visit and so when the chance came…

Tuscany & Florence- European Summer Travels Part II

I spent a week this summer in Tuscany and Cinque Terre traveling with a large group of extended family members. I am used to solo travel or traveling with my husband and dog, so moving around with a group of eight other people in a large van was a new adventure for me. I arrived…

Rome & The Vatican- European Summer Travels Part I

I spent several weeks in Italy and Switzerland this summer. I traveled solo, with a large group of family members, and with just my mom. There is stark contrast between group and the solo travel that I am used to. It is a wonderful lesson in patience and embracing a slower pace, which is perfectly…

Twin Quilts

It seems like most my friends having kids are getting buy one get one free deals because I have another friend having twins! You can check last years twin quilt post here for another pattern idea. This pattern could be used on its own but it also works well if you want a matching pattern for similar…

Spring Garden Planning

Now that we’re back in the states and spring is right around the corner it is time to start preparing for the growing season. Such a change of pace from traveling and sightseeing to planning and cultivating, that’s the fun of a seasonal lifestyle! From our winter in Europe to our summer at home in…

Winter in Europe Part VIII-Valencia & Madrid

Last post in this Winter in Europe series. It’s been an amazing winter and I am so grateful to have had the last few months to travel, explore and grow. Our last days in Europe were spent in Spain and based in Valencia with a quick day trip to Madrid. Valencia is blessed with 300…