A girl. A city. In love.

She wrote stories of a time she hadn't lived. She longed for sunshine days filled with the sweet smell of floral markets and pleasant smiles. She remembered the amber pendants hanging from iron columns. She felt her soul being called backwards; to a time and place that no longer existed. Some called her an old…

When I return..

At the time, I thought I was satisfied. I thought I had had enough of your brilliance to fulfill my thirst. I was ready to move on. Here I sit, months later, thinking of your beauty and reminiscing of the fairytale that surrounds you. How I miss your essence and grace. I long to see…

Just go with it!

For so many of us, signs are something we ignore more than accept.  I know for myself, I try to see the signs for what they are, yet I feel like I'm always missing something.  At what point do we just know?!  This may sound a bit unrealistic, I get it.  But seriously, do you ever…

Determining worth.

Lately I've been doing a lot of thinking in regard to what is necessary in life and what is merely excess.  I truly believe that even though so much of what we possess is nice to have, is it a necessity for living?  I own a company.  One that is a fantastic business, great potential…

A tender heart.

* Disclaimer..  although this post is about moving past the terror​ and enjoying life, do not misunderstand my stance on taking a firm stance against it.  Love can conquer all, yet I am not naive.  I know there is a bigger picture here, but tonight I'm trying to lighten my heart for my child's sake.…

paris on my mind.

Now that our family has settled comfortably in Pennsylvania, I'm getting used to the climate all over again.  This feeling reignited my want/need to be in Paris. Here are a few photos to describe how I'm feeling.  Hope you enjoy! (None of them are mine, but courtesy of pinterest and some very talented individuals).

bucket list.

I'm doing something that I have never given much thought, but after reading an article I decided to sit, think & consider, and make it all known. The article that caught my attention was regarding a young woman who created a bucket list, yet passed away before she could fulfill her plans.  Ironically,  the recipient…

a season of change.

Every day we create a new, better plan for our future.  It seems that each plan is better than the last, but loses a bit of zest along the way.  That zest I'm referring to is our "plan" for Europe.  Although we continue to set our sights on living in Germany,  I can't help but…

moving mountains.

As every day moves by we continue to face more decisions.  Trying to decide what would be the best for our family is more complicated than just knowing which direction to go.  I'm referring to location.  We are going to be relocating our family in the near future.   As much as my heart wants…

champagne taste.

I've been reading a lot lately about Coco Chanel. I don't know all there is to know of the style icon, yet I do know this...her idea of life is champagne and fabulousness. I'll be the first to say there is nothing wrong either of those. You know, if it weren't for my lack of…

intelligent beings.

after having my son i became interested in the many different types of parenting styles. i don't believe in reading books to tell me how to be a good mom or anything like that, but i'm open different perspectives. that said, i've been reading a book for many months called Bringing up Bebe, by author…

an unforseen passion.

when i was a little girl i always thought 'one day i'll live in france!' i always felt that paris was the best city on the planet. i still do. unfortunately, i can't say that i know this from experience since i've never been there. recently, i found a page on pinterest that is all…

continuing the fun.

Lately our lives have been somewhat hectic. I'll never complain about the life I've been given, especially the beautiful kids I have, the amazing man I married, and the supportive people around us. But given what we have makes me appreciate all we have and the great life we can make of it. So, I've…