• From the Desk

    Galentine’s Love

    Happy week before Valentine’s Day! Now if you have been a reader of my blog for a while you will know I have spent most of my life single. Last year was the first year I actually Valentine’s Day with a boyfriend. My first 23 Valentine’s Days I spent with my family and my wonderful girl friends. Sometimes we called it Galentine’s Day other years we’d just call it Valentine’s because we were with the people that matter most to us. Even though I didn’t have a boyfriend I looked forward to Valentine’s Day because I got to celebrate my friends with food and gifts. I know this time of…

  • From the Desk

    Gift Guide For All!

    Do you love the holidays but also kind of dread them because of gifts? My main love language is gifts and this is something I have struggled with for a while. I love Christmas don’t get me wrong. Christmas trees, twinkle lights, fresh cookies, surprising friends with great gifts, and receiving something special are all things I love about this time of year. I love the whole gifting and cheery mood of the season. I spend a lot of time thinking about what I’m going to get people. Which can make it even harder when I’m given a meh gift. I understand some people just don’t think about gifts as…

  • From the Desk

    A Simple Gift, A Sweet Sweet Memory

    My phone has this awesome feature that shows me the pictures that I took on this day last year. For the most part, I love the memories simply because I’m a big sentimental mush. But today was something really special. The picture might not seem special to you but for me, it was one of the best gifts I ever got. And now is a really sweet reminder.   How it Began   Let me paint the picture for you. Last September I was single, I was talking to a couple guys, my current boyfriend Alec included. I went on a trip with my cousin to go visit his brother,…