Brave Choices

Airport layovers seem to be fantastic places for me to write blog posts. When you’re forced to sit and wait for long periods of time, you have plenty of time to think. What I’m thinking about is my journey from California to Minnesota. Last year at this time I was in the beginning stages of … More Brave Choices

Sweat Equity

When I purchased my home last October, I knew it needed a little work. Some of the work was REALLY IMPORTANT to the structural integrity of the home (e.g. the new roof and gutters). Other parts have been purely to put my own stamp on my house (new kitchen updates galore). At the end of … More Sweat Equity

Finding Rest in Maui

I’m not a Type A personality that moves at a fast pace, I’m not a procrastinator who leaves everything to the last minute and then rushes to get things done. I’m a plodder…. a steady eddy, easy going kind of person.  My third grade teacher called me the tortoise that beat the hare, and that … More Finding Rest in Maui

5 Things I Didn’t Know about Winter Until I Moved to Minnesota

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, our version of “winter” was some rain, a few grey skies, and some 40 degree temperatures. If you lived in the city of San Francisco, you got tons of bone chilling fog. That being said, when I decided to move to Minneapolis, I knew I knew NOTHING … More 5 Things I Didn’t Know about Winter Until I Moved to Minnesota

5 Things I Didn’t Know About Pitbulls until I Adopted Serena

Growing up my family always had dogs, mainly Labradors and German Shorthairs. When I decided to adopt a dog of my own 2 years ago, I decided to remain open to a variety of breeds of dogs. In California, most rescues have large amounts of Pitbulls in their care. This is for a variety of … More 5 Things I Didn’t Know About Pitbulls until I Adopted Serena