The Daughter of an American Hero

Today is Veteran’s Day and I am the daughter of a Veteran and American hero. I was recently cleaning out our guest room which had become our designated junk zone, and found my copy of “A Nightmare’s Prayer” by Ret. United States Marine Corps Lt. Col. Michael Franzak.  I literally had to blow dust off of it because it had been sitting for so long. I flipped the book open Continue Reading

Support Local This Weekend!

Recently, I had the opportunity to hear Kimber Lanning of Local First AZ speak as a part of a Sustainability Speaker Series put on by my company. She spoke of the importance of supporting local within our communities, and how dollars reach farther within our local economy when we support small. She discussed the concept of “shifting 10,” meaning, shifting 10 percent of your purchases to locally sourced goods and Continue Reading

Never Before Seen Photos of Our Wedding Day

Yesterday marked 4 years that my husband and I have been together.  We just celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary while we were away on vacation in New York.  You could say that we have moved mountains in our short time together. Weddings, babies, houses, ups, downs, new jobs, new adventures, traveling the world.  All that jazz. We just returned from NY last week. We celebrated the wedding of some friends Continue Reading

Strong Beautiful Women: Stephanie & Madalyn Nault

Strong. Beautiful. Vibrant. Lovely. Fabulous. All words that come to mind when I think of some of the inspiring ladies in my life. All things that I strive to be. All the things I would use to describe even the tiniest of little ladies in my life.  Our daughter amazes us everyday with how intelligent and brilliant she is.  My heart hurts because I know we all started out the Continue Reading

Changes

The winds of change are a blowin’. It’s not lost on me, I’ve been MIA for almost a month now on the blog. When I first started this blog, I came out of the gates with a million ideas and a schedule I wanted to adhere to. Immediately I realized this started to put pressure on myself when I really couldn’t wrap my arms around what the purpose of my Continue Reading