iSpy #78 – 82

sparkle Sparkly cupcake toppers from an engagement party we went to wet Rain on the sunroof rounded Rounded Sudafed package and rounded Tylenol…I’ve had a cold this passed weekend. banana I actually had to pull from the archives for this one, because we’re packing for the 4th trip and I actually packed the bananas we …

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Carnival Horizon 2022 – Little Havana and more

Today is the last Carnival Horizon post! This post is covering the day we got off the ship and what we did afterwards. Disembarkation day is never fun, but it really seemed to go better this time. The day before we picked up luggage tags. If memory serves there is an early group and later …

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iSpy #77

Hey everyone! Hope everyone is having a great Saturday. I am back from Omaha and the road trip back. I’ll have a post up about that soon. I am actually fighting a cold now, so that’s fun. Here are my takes on this week’s iSpy all from Omaha! Event College World Series – This was …

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How To Make Any Trip More Memorable

Whether you are a seasoned traveler, or you are just thinking about making traveling something you do more of, it is a good idea to know how you can most effectively make every trip as memorable as possible. I think for me every trip is memorable, but sometimes for totally different reasons. In this post, …

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iSpy #76

Hey, yall! Sorry I’m late getting this posted. I’m in Omaha, Nebraska watching the Auburn Tigers play in the College World Series and this is really the first opportunity to sit down and pull my lap top out. It’s hot here, but thankfully not humid and after the games I’m zonked! Anyway, hope everyone is …

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The Summer Heat Is Back… And It’s Time To Get Your Camera Out

Why do summer photos always look so much better than any other? Summer is by far the best season for recording memories with your camera! Indeed, there are many reasons for that, but more often than not, our beautiful summer photos rely on the combination of the following happy things: You take them during a …

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How To Make Cooking More Exciting

Cooking is one of those tasks that can seem a little mundane, can’t it? Even for those of us who love to cook, the concept of making the same meal again and again can feel rather dull and dreary. You can easily lose your passion for food when you’re making the same dishes time and …

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Tips for Cooking More Impressive Meals

If you are generally looking for some ideas on how you might be able to improve your cooking skills, and you really want to be able to impress some people in this way, there are a lot of things you might want to focus on. The truth is that anyone can learn to drastically improve …

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iSpy #75

Weather – Quarterly Sharpen At the eye doctor to see if we need to ‘sharpen’ my eyesight any. By accident These potatoes got forgotten about and have sprouted by accident. Starts with N N is for nose. Thought this was a cute shot of Kaleigh on top of the stairs. Your Choice You are invited …

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Carnival Horizon 2022 – Amber Cove

Hey yall! Back for another cruise post. Today I’m sharing our time in Amber Cover the Carnival port near Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic. When we arrived in Amber Cove, Dominican Republic, Rob and I headed to find our tour guide. We had booked The Best of Puerta Plata excursion. This is a tour that drives …

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9 Smart Ways To Spend Your Inheritance

Suppose you’ve recently come into an inheritance, congratulations! This is a major financial windfall that can set you up for life if handled correctly. But what should you do with this money? Many people blow their inheritance on frivolous things or make poor investment choices. Here are nine smart things to spend your inheritance on: …

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Monthly Digest – May 2022

LIFE Happenings Basically we’ve been party animals in May, and I’m exhausted! haha Our good family friend’s son (who is also a good friend of our son, Drew) got married. Alex graduated! Drew bought a house and we threw him a housewarming party. Loving that May is over! Ha! Happy it’s summer. Excited to hopefully …

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3 Delicious Potato Recipes From Around The World

I can’t think of a more versatile ingredient than the humble potato. You can buy a bag of potatoes to keep in your kitchen for a week or two, and there are endless possibilities to turn them into delicious recipes. Keeping that in mind, we’re going to explore three brilliant potato recipes from around the …

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4 Easy One-Pot Dinner Recipes

I love being able to cook my own meals, which allows us to try to make so many different things and taste some amazing flavors from around the world. The only problem is that it can sometimes be very time-consuming. When you’re looking for a delicious meal that doesn’t take up too much time, it …

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iSpy #74

Window View – Quarterly Happy This is after Bigs got to run in his new backyard and was just so happy! Near By The food at the party was near by. Loud This one was difficult and just as I was walking around thinking about what was loud…She barked, so there ya go! Your Choice …

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Big News!!

I’ve hinted around that my older son, Drew, has been doing some major ‘adulting’ lately. He bought a house! So exciting! He finally got the keys the Sunday before Memorial Day. We decided that since family would in town for Alex’s graduation that this would be great timing to go ahead and throw a housewarming …

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Graduation Week 2022

I have so much to catch up on. May was a whirlwind especially the last 2 weeks. Today I’m recapping the fun week with Alex and his graduation activities. Senior Recognition The Sunday before graduation our church held their annual Senior Recognition. Back when Drew did it they did it during one of our church …

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4 Tips for Making Your Hobby into a Career

There are so many different ways to pursue happiness. And while some people choose to dive headfirst into their passions and turn them into a career, others decide to keep it as a side hobby and something they enjoy in their free time. So what are you going to do? Will you continue with your …

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iSpy #73

backyard -quarterly – haven’t had a chance to take this pic…ill add soon together Glad to see these 3 together for Senior Sunday. starts with O O is for Orange! This one was hard. evening Evening at a baseball game Choose Anything (same vantage point) monthly – too busy to get by there. I made …

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iSpy #72

hidden Some of the letters are ‘hidden’ behind the gutter drain on good old Parker Hall. brick I love the perfection of the brick on campus particularly on Samford Lawn. mixed up We were in Newnan, GA for a wedding this past weekend. Outside the chapel next to the church where the wedding was was …

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