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"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family (or horses!). Every minute should be enjoyed and savored...." ~ Earl Nightingale

My Italy List: What to do in Florence, Part 1

My Italy List: What to do in Florence, Part 1

Hello Amici miei! As many of you may already know, I am a lover of all things Italian. From the food to the culture to the idiosyncrasies I can never get enough. So, I am going to start sharing some of my favorite things about Italy  that I have collected over the...
The Four Seasons Resort, Nevis West Indies

The Four Seasons Resort, Nevis West Indies

As the holiday season is vast approaching, a little tropical sunshine is a welcomed thing! Thanks to the Four Seasonsin Nevis, I had the opportunity to get a little vitamin “sea” in one of the most beautiful places on earth! In the 18th century, the island...
Thanksgiving Table Decor

Thanksgiving Table Decor

Holiday table designing is something I love to do! Setting a beautiful table for my loved ones is always such a privilege. To make it really feel personal I try to incorporate little bits and pieces of our family in to the design. The dining room in my parent’s home...
Celebrating National Adoption Awareness Month

Celebrating National Adoption Awareness Month

Each year, November is recognized as “National Adoption Awareness Month” and it is something that is really close to my heart, as I am adopted. For those of you wondering, I was adopted at birth and my parents chose to talk about my being adopted from as...
Why having that one “person” is so important

Why having that one “person” is so important

Wednesday arrived just on time because I have a little #WCW shout out to Caitlyn Shiels that needed sharing. And it is a starkly honest one, JSYK. Here’s why: I have a rather full schedule these days. I know many of you see snippets on social media, but you see a...
Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day

Today is Veterans Day. For me, this is a day where I remember my Dad who served in the Army after being drafted in the 1960s. He speaks of it often and remembers vividly how fortunate he was to have served because it shaped him into the man he became. He has told me...
A Month of Thanks | Storybook Farm

A Month of Thanks | Storybook Farm

November includes Thanksgiving. So I am giving thanks all month by supporting great organizations that do work that matters. First up, the special place that my Reese calls home. Storybook Farm is doing great things. Support their efforts as they grow, and learn more...
#worldmentalhealthday

#worldmentalhealthday

Today is #worldmentalhealthday, and it was right on time because I took one of these today with the help of these three guys and two good friends. I am very lucky that I do not live with mental health issues, but that does not mean that I don’t occasionally have a day...
NOI Firenze Trunk Show In Chicago!

NOI Firenze Trunk Show In Chicago!

NOI Firenze fine leather goods and leatherwear bring over 100 years of craftsmanship from Florence, Italy to Chicago! I’m thrilled to support longtime friends, direct from Florence, Italy! The fine leather garment artisans of NOI Firenze will showcase their new...

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