Category Archives: Life At Home


In Washington DC for July 4th 2016? Welcome to My Hometown and My Top 10 List of Things to Do

If you’re hanging out in my hometown this weekend, Washington D.C. is a great city, with so many amazing (and free) things to do. Within D.C. City Limits, No Car Required  Go to the Mall […]

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What I Want to Remember About This House

As of Friday, January 29th, I no longer own this house that was my home for ten and half years.  The house has been vacant for the most part since December of 2014.  Selling the […]

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Practicing Joy (and Peacefulness)

My joy and peacefulness was tested yesterday as I went to draft this post and the Internet crashed :(.  I am living in an area that does not offer FIOS, so I have come to […]

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A New DIY (and Improved) Butterfly Castle

I love the life cycle of the caterpillar/butterfly.  I am so lucky to be able to see this transformation every summer with the black swallowtail butterflies that lay their eggs on my parsley and dill. […]

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Ocean City Maryland: Always My Happy Place

Do you have a favorite childhood memory of a place you and your family visited on summer vacation? I think most of us do. For me, there were two places. My grandmother’s house in West […]

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Hummingbirds, Caterpillars and Butterflies, Oh My!

Blue Swallowtail Butterfly I captured this beauty in the front yard the other day on the butterfly bush.  Butterflies and hummingbirds love butterfly bushes.  I planted dill and parsley this summer especially to watch the […]

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The Tale of Two Shores

The Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay From 2004 to 2014, I lived on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, in a lovely waterfront community, pictured above.  This community is so unique because no […]

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Checking Out … and Now Back In

I realized it’s been almost a month since I last posted.  Lots going on, and it’s really a struggle to find time to sit down and compose a blog post (and edit the photos, and […]

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The 1980 Graduating Senior 35 Years Later

August 1979.  I wasn’t smiling because I had braces …  I was SO rocking’ the Farrah Fawcett hair style too. As I reflect over the last 35 years since graduating from high school, so much […]

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The Art of Tidying Up

This was my art room/office on May 23, 2015.  Not a proud moment in my life, but hey, this is my journey and this was a defining moment for me. I was sick of looking […]

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