Summer Bucket List: How Did We Do?

We’re well into September at this point, which means summer 2017 is officially in the books. I’d say we had a pretty nice first summer in Indiana. And we made pretty good progress on the summer bucket list, with only three items remaining. Here’s a look at some of our summer fun. We picked strawberries, […]

Currently I’m … Giving You a “Catch-up on Life” Update

I sat down to write a blog post and realized I haven’t written a post in more than a month. So before I dive into a more traditional post, I wrote a catch-up post on what I’ve been doing lately. Doing … We’ve been enjoying summer and checking off items on the annual summer bucket […]

The Summer Bucket List 2017

The official first day of summer may be a few weeks away. But since Sophie finished school on June 1, we’re in full-fledged summer mode and checking off items on the 2017 Summer Bucket List! We’ve been making these summer lists since 2010 when Sophie was only 2-years-old! I hope she’ll continue making the summer […]

The Summer Bucket List 2016

It’s officially summer around these parts. Sophie’s been out of school about a week now. It was definitely a bittersweet, milestone last day of school. We said goodbye to the school community I’ve come to love over the last three years. I feel so fortunate Sophie had such a great start to her elementary school […]

Snapshots: Thinking, Reading, Doing, Snapping and Eating (Summer 2015)

The Snapshots post is back! Here’s a look at what I’ve been doing, watching and so forth this summer. Thinking and Doing … This has not been the relaxing summer that I hoped to have. Don’t get me wrong — it has not been bad and I am certainly grateful to sleep in! But the […]

Your Summer 2015 Reading List is Here

While I consider myself an avid reader throughout the year, there’s something about summer that lends itself to reading more frequently. Because Sophie loves to spend many days swimming, my favorite summer activity is laying by the pool reading a book. (Good thing we don’t actually have a pool or I’d never get any work […]

“I Heart Summer” Tag Questions Answered and a Video for Fun

One of the things I love about blogging is meeting some truly awesome people. I have met many fellow bloggers that live in San Diego (one literally right down the street!), and those in other cities and states. Many of these wonderful people have become good friends to me “in real life.” Two of these […]

Goodbye School … Hello Summer Bucket List

Someone told me that as we (adults) get older, time passes by so much quicker. When I was young and when Sophie was a toddler, I always thought of time as a slow process with the days and months inching by. But now that I have a daughter who is actively experiencing life and going […]

Stuffed Peppers: The Perfect Summer Dish

I’ll be honest with you; I’ve never cared for green peppers. There’s just something about their taste and smell that doesn’t sit right with me. But when it comes to red, yellow and orange peppers? Can’t get enough! Uncooked with hummus or ranch dressing, sautéed or in soup – delicious! To celebrate my love of […]