Serendipity in San Diego. Or, My Name-Dropping BlogHer Recap.

View from the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

My very first blogger’s conference turned out to be a series of small serendipities in spectacular fashion. San Diego was the setting, and BlogHer ’11 the stage. It started with my flight to San Diego, where as I sat in my assigned seat flipping through the pages of the conference agenda, the young woman next […]

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A Golden Opportunity

Golden, CO

Sometimes, we take where we live for granted. For example, when Danny and I moved to St. Louis from Phoenix, I was surprised to meet people who had grown up in St. Louis, lived there all their lives, and had still never been to see the St. Louis Arch! As St. Louis transplants, we made […]

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The Perfect Mother’s Day Spa Getaway

Arrabelle Spa Vail

  I got to celebrate Mother’s Day a little early this year. And, it was everything a busy, over-worked Mom could hope for. A fabulous girl’s getaway in Vail at the luxurious Arrabelle Spa, right in the heart of the European-style village at Lionshead. Right now is the perfect time to visit the Arrabelle as […]

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A Village in the South

Christmas kids

Part of Perfect Moment Mondays… Having grown up in a small, nuclear family, there has been no greater gift than marrying into one as large as a rural village, and living almost as closely together. By choice. Leaving Louisiana, as my husband did, is leaving family, and unlike my own scattered family, is rare. Every Christmas and […]

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Daddy-Daughter Day

hot chocolate

Part of Perfect Moment Mondays… Some of my favorite moments in my daughter’s life happen when I’m not even there. By design. Other special moments I’ve missed, I will grieve over, but these… I relish. Because it means a special bond is being built between the two people I love the most. A different kind […]

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Beignets and Bourbon St.

Beignets & Bourbon St.

Just when you thought I was done. I promise this to be my very last post on our Christmas vacation in the Big Easy. And just to give it a little different twist, I decided to create a Whrrl story for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

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New Year, New Me?

New Year's Eve 2009

There’s something about having your birthday coincide with New Year’s that makes resolutions seem almost necessary. A new year, another year older. All at once. I’ve never been good at resolutions. The “keeping them” part that is. But, now in my 40’s, with life glancing by faster than a shooting star, I’m giving resolutions another […]

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A Creole Christmas

Christmas morning

Part of Perfect Moment Mondays… Last week was full of perfect moments. But, nothing could be more perfect than Christmas day visiting family in Louisiana. THE day we’d been promising Reagan all month had FINALLY arrived. It was a morning fit for a princess as Reagan had the stage all to herself. She made the most […]

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