For the past week, my head and heart have been filled to the brim with inspiration from Mother Nature. I just returned from a trip to Hawaii, the land of Polynesian mythology, bizarre flora, and jaw-dropping scenery. My last international trip was to Mexico in November of2016 (yes, I realize Hawaii isn't international, but it sure feels like it!). Ten months is too much time between vacations in my opinion. I lose the momentum of feeling inspired, refreshed, and energized. So, how often should one travel to keep those feelings coming? I'm sure it's different for everyone, but for me, I need it often. I crave it. It keeps me fresh. Even if the destination is just a couple of hours on a plane, it breathes new life into... well, my life.Read More
Five years ago, my husband and I packed all our worldly possessions into a little rental truck and made the long move from San Antonio, Texas to Burlington, Vermont. Now, I’m excited to say, new opportunities are taking us back home to Texas. On Sunday, we are moving to Dallas! The last five years have brought enormous changes in both my business and my personal life.
Becoming a business owner has made me wiser and resilient. It has also been very humbling (Surprise! Starting a business is tough). I've had many ah-ha moments and several uh-oh moments. I've laughed. I've cried. I've been excited. I've been disappointed. I've been proud and I've been embarrassed.Read More
Let's talk about Mother's Day for a minute. Have you thought about it? Are you tired of doing the same old thing? Mother's don't care. We just like that we're thought about and appreciated. Wow, I said we. I'm a mom now!
That being said, if you’re looking for a few new ideas, I have some unconventional activities you can gift Mom. She might even learn something while having fun! These activities are offered throughout the United States, so don’t hesitate to find something in your area.
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Now, what exactly are we celebrating? Well, it's time for a (condensed) history lesson. Every year, America observes May 5th as a day to celebrate Mexico's defeat of the French army in the Battle of Puebla on May 5,1862. President Benito Juarez had proclaimed that Mexico was too poor to pay its debts to foreign countries. Clearly unhappy about this, the French promptly invaded Mexico to make it a French territory.