Happy independence day! Whenever I think of the fourth of July, I always think of one thing – fireworks. Curious how other countries celebrate their independence day? Click here for the 8 most interesting independence day traditions around the world.
When I was a kid, I lived for summer. Afternoons spent splashing in the pool, sleeping on blankets in the grass, and slurping frozen ice pops – those were the days. It was pure bliss. Even when I was in college, I still thought of summer with eager anticipation. Summers as a college student looked different,… Read More Summer sweetness amid life’s bitterness
They say that the days are long but the years are short. So true! Can you believe that summer is already here? I certainly can’t. It seems like Christmas was only yesterday. Yet here we are, well into the throes of whatever summer looks like where you are. For me, it’s blistering heat, afternoons spent… Read More My summer bucket list
Advent – the four weeks before Christmas – is a time of expectation and excitement. Hopefully, you have been able to sit down and think about some things that you’re expecting and planning for in the upcoming year. If you’re feeling a little stuck, however, I thought I’d give you some assistance to help get… Read More What I’m looking forward to this Advent
When I was growing up, my parents had an advent wreath that they brought out every year around this time. Every December, I would wait expectantly for dinner every night so that we could light the candles and prepare our hearts for Christmas.
I went to a corn maze again this year. It was a significantly better experience than last year. When you’re going through a corn maze, you are usually given a small printed map of the maze to help you find your way around. It’s incredibly helpful – if you know how to read it.… Read More Life lessons I learned while lost in a corn maze
Well, summer is definitely winding down. Nearly all the schools have started back, and the first official day of autumn is just a few weeks away. While I will miss the lazy afternoons spent by the pool, I’m not too heartbroken, since fall is far and above my favorite season of the year.
I like the idea of a bucket list. Always have. I love the thought of having these big dreams and goals, the excitement that comes with finally getting to check one of them off of your list. Of course I am well aware that many people, if they have a “bucket list” at all, really have… Read More My summer bucket list
Memorial day is just a few days away! Many people spend the day grilling out and spending time with friends and family. But there are plenty of other ways to occupy the day, as well! I’ve compiled a list of activities that you can do with your family to celebrate the holiday together.
My husband and I are getting ready to go out of town for Easter, to visit my grandfather for his 90th birthday. As we prepare, I’m thinking about ways I’ve celebrated Easter in the past. Eggs, of course, are an integral part of most Easter celebrations. They have always been a symbol of new life… Read More Creative ways to use eggs to celebrate Easter