Blue Ridge Mountain Adventures

The Virginia Creeper Trail I've been "chomping at the bit" to experience the Creeper Trail ever since I learned about it several years ago.  I finally got the opportunity, recently, when my husband and I went on a little adventure in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Our experience began in Damascus, Virginia, where we … Continue reading Blue Ridge Mountain Adventures

Birthday Spa Party Fun for Little Ones

Of the many birthday parties I've planned for kids, I think this Spa Party was the one the little guests enjoyed most of all. We had a blast planning it, as well! The Decorations Rather than the traditional birthday balloons, we went with a flower and pink lemonade theme for the party. We used assorted … Continue reading Birthday Spa Party Fun for Little Ones

Police Officer Birthday Party

This police officer birthday party was a fun way to celebrate a special Birthday Boy while also teaching kids about true super heroes! The Decorations Many party supply stores offer police party decorations, including adorable cardboard police cars that are super easy to assemble. The flashing blue light, purchased at Oriental Trading Company, was a … Continue reading Police Officer Birthday Party

November, A Time of Reflection

Our family had a couple of serious medical scares recently, one with an older loved one, and another with a younger loved one.  Both were frightening, and answers wouldn't come quickly. I also learned of the unexpected passing of a couple of dear old friends. With these things weighing on my mind, I spent a … Continue reading November, A Time of Reflection

Simple Things Matter

Most of us tend to measure life's journey in milestones - weddings, births, graduations, job promotions, retirements. We invest a great deal of time and planning into celebrating these things, as it should be, for they are, indeed, joyous occasions. There are, however, many ordinary days in between those special occasions. Sometimes, if we aren't careful, … Continue reading Simple Things Matter