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Bloom Where You’re Planted

“Bloom where you are planted.” ~ St Francis de Sales, Bishop of Geneva {1567-1622} Many of us have heard this phrase in an inspirational context – especially in the military, where we and our families are supposed to pick up…

O Beautiful

Every year, I compile my favorite photos from the U.S. in this ‘O Beautiful” post. The project reminds me of what a beautiful, amazing, diverse, and wonderful country we are, both in terms of nature and of our people. O…

Our Disney Wedding :: 5 Years Later

Most of you guys already know that Scott and I are big Disney fans. It’s been a family thing forever. My dad proposed to my mom at the Blue Bayou Restaurant in Disneyland, and we visited for many of…

Memorial Day

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago…

The Sunday Currently, vol. 10

Good morning, friends, and happy Sunday! Once again, we’re out and about and far from home. This time, we’re in Boston for a conference and catching up with my mom, sister, and one of my best friends. We actually…

Capsule Wardrobes :: A Smart Way to Pack for Travel

Capsule wardrobes have exploded in popularity lately, but they really aren’t anything new. They’re the brainchild of London boutique owner Susie Faux, who came up with the term in the 1970’s to describe a dozen essential pieces that you could…

Accent du Terroir

Accent du terroir is a French term that just means “flavor of the land.” When I’ve heard it, it’s been used in talking about wine, and how wines take on the flavor of the land their grapes are grown in.…

Walking and Writing in Monterey

Monterey has a mystique all its own. It’s nestled along the coast of a state with miles and miles of gorgeous coastline, and yet people in California flock there as much as people from out of state. I grew…